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A new competition for Primary 7 pupils from schools in Lewis and Harris aims to encourage Gaelic-speaking pupils to improve their language skills

Called Dìleab an t-Siorraidh (The sheriff’s legacy) the project has been set up by Sheriff Colin Scott Mackenzie as a testimony to his keen interest in Gaelic.

Pupils will have to prepare a short talk about a school-based topic or subject of personal interest as well as converse with two assessors.

Making use of e-Sgoil technology, the assessors will be able to link into each school so that pupils can remain in a familiar environment in which they are comfortable.

The pupil demonstrating the highest level of fluency will be awarded a prize of £50.

Schools will receive a monetary reward for each participant which can be used towards a ‘treat’ for their cohort.

Evaluation sheets from the competition will allow schools to assess their pupils’ ability individually or as cohort, and can also form part of individual students’ progress report.

The project is being launched at e-Sgoil in February and the assessments will take place annually toward the end of school term three.

New competition for Gaelic pupils

30 January 2018