Gaelic Drama Days in Tiree and Islay

Children in Tiree and Islay have recently benefited from the ‘Sgilean Dràma’ (Gaelic Drama Skills) project which was offered to primary schools in Argyllshire with Gaelic medium departments.

Participating schools received a day of tuition in a wide variety of drama skills in the Gaelic language led by drama worker Artair Donald who was employed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal to deliver the project. Workshops suited to school groups learning Gaelic as an additional language and non-Gaelic speakers were also provided.

On Friday 11th May Artair visited Sgoil Thiriodh in Tiree delivering workshops to over 30 pupils at the school and on Monday 4th June he spent the day working with over 40 pupils at Bowmore Primary. Pupils from the neighbouring schools on Islay also had the opportunity to participate in an after-school drama session suitable for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers which was held at the Islay Gaelic Centre. Fèisean nan Gàidheal is grateful to the centre for their support in providing a space for the workshop.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Fèisgoil service regularly co-ordinates the provision of Gaelic-medium drama tuition for primary schools in the form of fèisean dràma and other drama-based projects.  For more information about the Fèisgoil education service contact Angus Macleod or Eilidh Mackenzie at the Inverness office on 01463 225 559.

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