Brilliant show from children in EastAyrshire who learned Gaelic in school with Stòrlann Go!Gaelic resources.
Brilliant dramatic showcase from children in East Ayrshire who learned Gaelic in school with Stòrlann’s Go! Gaelic resources.
The youngsters from New Farm Primary School in Kilmarnock put on a play about the Titanic and sang a lullaby entirely in Gaelic during it.
They were accompanied by singer and clarsach player Maggie MacInnes, who let some of them have a turn on her clarsach when the show was over.
The children were part of a pilot programme run this session by East Ayrshire Council, where classes in six schools got a weekly visit from a special languages teacher focused solely on introducing them to Gaelic.
Julia Preston is the 1+2 languages development officer development officer who taught the children and was delighted to see them show off their new skills on stage, saying: “Titanic was brilliant”.
Since January, Julia has delivered Gaelic sessions on colours, numbers, greetings and feelings to 1700 pupils — and used Go! Gaelic to do it.
She said: “All 1700 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed it and the Stòrlann resources used were well loved. It’s been great and they loved their singing. Their level of enthusiasm has been absolutely wonderful.”