The National Gaelic School’s Debate, which is open to secondary pupils across Scotland, have announced that BT Scotland will be sponsoring them for the fourteenth consecutive year.
The Debate, which gives young people the opportunity to meet other young Gaelic speakers whilst developing their debating and presentation skills, continues to go from strength to strength and is now recognised as an important part of the academic calendar.
Calum Iain MacLeod, Chair of the Management Committee commented: “We are delighted that BT Scotland has agreed to continue with the sponsorship of this year’s competition. Without their support, it would be impossible for us to bring these young people together on such a scale.”
He went on to say: “It is a privilege to see the confidence which our young people have and it does not appear to faze them in the slightest to stand on a stage and deliver presentations. This is an invaluable skill which will be of great use to them in the future.
“These skills are also testimony to the great work taking place in our schools and to the benefits which are associated with bilingual education. As a committee, we are extremely confident that 2012 will be another successful year for the BT Scotland Debate”.
The BT Scotland 2012 Debate also receive support from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Comunn na Gàidhlig, MG ALBA, BBC Alba, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the Management Review Group for Gaelic.