Sir E Scott school goes virtual

The Gaelic medium pupils at Sir E Scott welcomed a new addition to the classroom.

The Gaelic medium pupils at Sir E Scott welcomed a new addition to the classroom.

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Six became seven, when the first year Gaelic medium pupils attending Sir E Scott School welcomed a new addition into the fold.

As part of a new initiative, Depute Headmaster, Mr Calum Mackay opened the doors to his classroom and invited Erin Cook a pupil of Farr High School in North Sutherland to join his class for a week.

The innovative project funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, is aimed at tackling the barriers young people in rural communities face when accessing Gaelic conversation outside of the classroom and providing a link to young people of a similar age.

Building on from the visit, Erin will virtually join her new class on a weekly basis giving her access to much needed Gaelic conversation but more importantly it will tackle the issue of social isolation felt by pupils when like Erin they are the only pupil in class.

Project Coordinator, Mary Cook said she wished to say a huge thankyou for the support and welcome Erin received whilst visiting the school.

She added: “Everyone was wonderful and I think Erin fit in too well as they asked if she could stay!”