Western Isles schools are top of the class

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Two Western Isles schools have beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as finalists at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.

Sgoil an Iochdair and Sgoil Dhalabrog have been shortlisted for the Gaelic Education Award ahead of the upcoming ceremony.

In 2015, both schools decided to work together to undertake a project which would support the development of Gaelic school status across South Uist.

The schools formed a partnership to plan a drama festival with the aim of raising the profile of Gaelic amongst young people and families.

As a result, all pupils’ leadership skills and knowledge of the Gaelic language were developed in a range of ways.

Finalists will attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 8th June where judges will reveal the winners of each category.

People in the Western Isles are being thanked for nominating their local schools, nurseries and individuals for the Scottish Education Awards 2016 so their achievements can be recognised.

The Scottish Education Awards recognise and reward the people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation happening in classrooms across the country.

There is a wide variety of award categories which celebrate the dedication of teaching staff and educational supporters who go the extra mile.

Entry is open to all publicly funded schools including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.

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