Gaelic fun for all the family

Are you the parent of a child who is in Gaelic Medium Education? Or perhaps you’re considering giving your child the fantastic opportunity that bilingual education offers?

Following on from previous successful events, Comunn na Gàidhlig in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are again hosting a Gaelic Family Fun Afternoon on Saturday September 17 at Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, Stornoway, between 2 and 4pm.

Similar events will follow in Harris, Uist and Barra in October/ November.

The afternoon will give parents a fantastic opportunity to come along and find out more about what Gaelic Medium Education can offer, even if you’re new to the language.

Recent research has shown both the overall benefits, as well as the obvious cultural benefits, of GME.

With a number of Gaelic organisations in attendance there will be lots of information about the different services, resources and support that there is for those interested in Gaelic.

There will be plenty on offer for the kids themselves with entertainment and fun activities galore!

Amongst what’s planned is a chance to let off steam on the bouncy castle, singing, drama, art workshops, and face painting. So something for everyone!

Gaelic Information Officer, Iona Mactaggart, said: “This is a really good chance for parents to come along and find out more about Gaelic Medium education in a relaxed and informal environment, whilst their children can have lots of fun taking part in the many activities offered. Everyone is welcome and it’s all free!”

Director of Development at Comunn na Gàidhlig, Calum Iain MacLeod, said: “The choices parents make in choosing the language in which to educate their children is a fundamentally important one; not only for fluent speakers of the language but especially for those who are language learners.

“This is an excellent opportunity to find out what resources and support are available and to explore the further benefits of bilingualism.”

For more information about the event please contact: Iona Mactaggart on 01851 701802 or e-mail; iona@cnag.org.uk