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Gaelic kids in Ross-shire have write stuff at special workshop


By Federica Stefani

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Craighill Primary Gaelic medium pupils.
Craighill Primary Gaelic medium pupils.

MORE than 200 young Gaelic learners across Ross-shire and the Highlands enjoyed a series of writing workshops.

The Gaelic Creative Writing workshops were held by creative writer and director Iain Finlay Macleod across Gaelic Medium schools and classes, going from Bun- sgoil Ghàidhlig Port Rìgh in the West, to Craighill Primary, Tain in the East.

Pupils had the opportunity to create original stories of their own, with some of the younger pupils doing this through a combination of writing and drawing, creating small picture books of their stories.

Older pupils worked in teams to develop their character, setting and plot.

Lesley Hayes, teacher at Craighill Primary School said, “I enjoyed the creative writing workshops as they were engaging and fun, the young people enjoyed participating and creating their own stories. The workshops motivated the pupils to write their own stories”.

Mr Finlay said: “It’s been a great experience, working with young people throughout the Highlands. In each place I visited, the pupils created really interesting stories; it was impressive to see how easily they took to the process. It was also fantastic to see how fluent the pupils were in Gaelic, from a young age.”



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