With assistance from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Fèisean nan Gàidheal devised a programme of workshops which gave children who do not ordinarily have the chance to learn Gaelic in school the opportunity to pick up some basic words and phrases in a fun and light-hearted way.
Most of the teaching materials used were produced to support the SGioba G scheme, which is used at Fèisean to teach Gaelic to non Gaelic-speaking participants.
Between September 2011 and January 2012 nine schools in Highland were given these workshops, with a total of approximately 250 children, aged 3 to 7, taking part.
Each session lasted around two hours, and children were given a mixture of games, fun activities and art activities which helped to teach them a range of vocabulary and phrases.
Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes
- Providing opportunities for pupils to deepen their understanding of culture in Scotland and the wider world
- Enhancing and enriching learning through partnerships with professional arts companies, creative adults and cultural organisations
- Offering a deeper understanding of Gaelic language, culture and heritage to everyone