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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’
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