Gaelic gallivant for Islay pupils

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PUPILS from Islay’s Bowmore Primary
island-hopped to Skye to learn all about
Gaelic.

P5, 6 and 7 pupils travelled to Skye’s Gaelic college to submerge themselves in the Gaelic language and see how a Gaelic college operates.

On the trip, funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the children sailed in open canoes, played shinty and went swimming.

Head teacher Maureen MacDonald said: ‘The trip was very beneficial and enabled pupils to see that there are lots of learning
opportunities for people with an interest in Gaelic, both at the college and by distance learning.

‘We stayed at the student accommodation, which was beautiful, and the children used the broadcast and recording equipment, which created a lot of excitement.

‘It was a wonderful experience and I would like to thank Bòrd na Gàidhlig for making it possible.’