Pupils from Sir E. Scott School in Harris are taking part in a school exchange with Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair in Donegal this week.
The group set off on Friday and will spend five days in Gweedore in County Donegal in the first pupil exchange between the two schools. Pupils have already written to their peers and they will take part in a range of activities together over the five days.
Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair is a 300 pupil High School in the Irish Gaeltacht area of Donegal where all subjects are taught through the medium of Gaelic. The Donegal dialect of Gaelic is very close to Scottish Gaelic. Both schools have a very strong Gaelic music tradition.
The Gaelic Department at Sir E Scott School began this link project in November 2011 and staff from the Harris school visited the Pobalscoil in February 2012 to establish the link. The project has received support from Colmcille and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.