Creative Support for Education

Fèisean nan Gàidheal can support schools and community groups in the facilitation and delivery of  a variety of drama projects suitable for fluent Gaelic speakers and Gaelic learners.   Contact our Drama Officer for more information. 

Film making
Fèisean nan Gàidheal regularly provide support for school and community groups in the production of short films for FilmG, MG ALBA‘s Gaelic short film competition.  Creative support can be provided in the following areas:

  • Story development
  • Script writing
  • Filming
  • Editing

Drama Skills
Fèisean nan Gàidheal can provide Gaelic medium drama skills workshops for primary schools.
 In 2011/ 2012, Fèisean nan Gàidheal delivered a Gaelic medium drama skills project for primary schools with Gaelic departments in Skye and Lochalsh and the Western Isles.  The project consisted of a series of workshops which were delivered regularly throughout the year and saw participating pupils receive tuition in a wide variety of drama skills taught through the medium of Gaelic.

Isle of Skye and Lochalsh Schools

  • Portree Primary
  • Sleat Primary
  • Broadford Primary
  • Dunvegan Primary
  • Plockton Primary
  • Lochcarron Primary
  • Kilmuir Primary
  • Staffin Primary

Western Isles Schools

  • Breasclete School
  • Sgoil an Rubha
  • Sgoil an Taobh Siar
  • Laxdale Primary
  • Leverhulme Primary
  • Seilebost Primary
  • Balivanich Primary
  • Paible School
  • Carinish School

Between the end of October and the beginning of December 2011, 206 pupils from three schools in North Uist and Benbecula took part in the project; Paible School, Cairinis School and Balivanich School.
In April and May, primary schools in Lewis and Harris got the opportunity to take part in the project too. Laxdale Primary School, Sgoil an Rubha, Sgoil an Taobh Siar, Breasclete Primary School, Leverhulme Memorial School and Shelibost Primary School with 126 pupils taking part all together.


Drama Skills for Radio

Fèisean nan Gàidheal can also deliver Gaelic radio play workshops.  A series of Gaelic radio play workshops delivered by Fèisean nan Gàidheal in 2009/2010 resulted in 10 new plays produced in partnership with the BBC which were then broadcast  on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal’s youth magazine programme Aileag, which is broadcast every Friday afternoon at 4pm and then repeated at 12pm on Saturday.

The radio plays are available online by visiting Aileag’s webpage.
Details of the participating schools and links to their plays are listed below:

Gaelic Radio Plays Broadcast in 2010
In 2009-2010 Fèisean nan Gàidheal worked with pupils from Edinburgh, the Isle of Lewis, the Uists and the Isle of Skye.

Photos taken during this project can be viewed on Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Flickr account.
Drama Skills for Radio 2009/ 2010 – Photos

16th July 2010 – Tollcross Primary, Edinburgh
23rd July 2010 – Paible Primary – North Uist
6th August 2010 – Shawbost Secondary, Isle of Lewis
13th August 2010 – Staffin Primary, Isle of Skye
20th August 2010 – Balavanich Primary, Benbecula
27th August 2010 – Shawbost Primary, Isle of Lewis
3rd September 2010 – Daliburgh Primary A, South Uist
10th September 2010 – James Gillespies High School, Edinburgh
17th September 2010 – Kilmuir Primary, Isle of Skye
24th September 2010 – Daliburgh Primary B, South Uist

Gaelic Radio Plays broadcast in 2011
In 2010-2011 Fèisean nan Gàidheal teamed up with Roddy Nicolson, Gaelic Drama Outreach worker at Eden Court which resulted in the project being delivered in Gaelic schools in Inverness-shire and Ross-shire.  The project was also delivered in Argyll, Lochaber, Wester Ross and Lochalsh.

Photos taken during this project can be viewed on Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Flickr account.
Drama Skills for Radio 2010/ 2011 – Photos

3rd June 2011 – Tongue Primary – Cù air chall

3rd June 2011 – Bun-sgoil Inbhir Nis – An Dreallag

10th June 2011 – Lochcarron Primary – An Sìthiche Canadianach (Part 1)
                                                                       An Sìthiche Canadianach (Part 2)

17th June 2011 – Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis – An Tidsear Chrosta

24th June 2011 – Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis- Gangsters

1st July 2011 – Rockfield Primary, Oban – Tha Tàlant aig an Òban

8th July 2011 – Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis – Tubaist Plean
                            Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis – Campachadh

23rd July 2011 – Plockton Primary – Cupa na Cruinne-cè – Part 1
                                                                  Cupa na Cruinne-cè – Part 2

5th August 2011 – Craighill Primary, Tain – Tranylvannia

12th August 2011 – Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis – Daoimean
                                   Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis – Burraidhean

19th August 2011 – Bowmore Primary – MV Catastrophic – Pàirt 1
                                                                        MV Catastrophic – Pàirt 2

26th August 2011 – Craighill Primary – Taigh Tasgaidh
                                    Bonar Bridge Primary – Turas Sgoile

2nd September 2011 – Fort William Primary – Dealbh-cluich – Pàirt 1
                                                                                    Dealbh-cluich – Pàirt 2

9th September 2011 – Gairloch Primary – Beathach nam Bròg – Part 1
                                                                           Beathach nam Bròg – Part 2
16th September 2011 – Salen Primary

23rd September 2011 – Dunoon Primary – Part 1
                                                                             Part 2

30th September 2011 – Fort William Primary – Fainne a’ Bhanrigh



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