This term sees the start of a new wave of Fèisgoil initiatives. Fèisean nan Gàidheal brings Gaelic language learning straight to teachers and their classes at the same time.
This inclusive approach has been building momentum within Fèisean nan Gàidheal and tutors Linda Macleod and Murray Willis are delivering across the primary age spectrum in schools throughout Falkirk and East Ayrshire. This follows taster sessions in Perth and Kinross as well as South Ayrshire at the end of last term.
In East Ayrshire, where Gaelic is not necessarily already part of the curriculum, Murray is enjoying this opportunity to link Gaelic to the region’s historical past as well as drawing parallels between words commonly found in Scots, Gaelic and Scottish English.
Linda, in Falkirk, has children of all ages, some of whom, through the council’s support of Gaelic language in primary schools, have already been introduced to the language in their very earliest years in the formal education system.
Both Linda and Murray are using a very ‘hands on’ fun-filled approach with lots of games and songs used as language learning tools. We wish the children and their teachers the best of luck and hope the experience encourages an interest in Gaelic and its associated cultures.