More good news from the Gaelic department!
All S1-3 pupils in Gaelic and Gaidhlig recently took part in a national writing competition and Emily Forsyth’s piece ‘Mise’ won first prize in the learners category. All pupils who entered will be awarded with a certificate for their hard work.
Emily (S3) is seen below with Mrs Currie who presented her with a certificate, gift card and a booklet in which her story has been published.
‘S math a rinn thu Emily!
Air Dihaoine, bha sinn air faighneachd ceistean mu phòsadh agus air clàradh airson program mu phòsadh airson BBC Alba a tha air a dhèanamh le MacTV.
Dh’fhaighnich iad mu dheidhinn na beachdan againn air pòsadh. Bha sinn ag innse dhaibh nach bhiodh sinn deiseil airson pòsadh aig an aois againn, ged as urrainn dhuinn. Bha e gu math spòrsail agus ’s e deagh latha bh’ ann. Chòrd e rinn uile gu mòr!
Inverness Royal Academy were well represented at Mòd Inbhir Nis last week. Pupils included Gaelic Learner and Gaidhlig Medium pupils from S1-6. All pupils performed admirably whether they were eventual prize-winners or not.
The following pupils achieved Gold, Silver and Bronze medal success on the day and on Saturday’s competitions:
(Competition entries marked * had been submitted before the day)
Natalie Cowan Solo singing of a prescribed song (girls), 16-19 years, open.
Calum Dunbar Conversation, age 12, fluent
Kirstyn Howarth Duet singing, own choice, 13-15, fluent
Kirstyn Howarth Solo singing of a traditional song, age 16-18
Kirstyn Howarth Conversation, 16-18, fluent
Finlay MacLennan Art with Gaelic content. Entries from secondary S1-6 *
Finlay MacLennan Recitation of Verse, 13-15, fluent
Angus MacPhee Piping, March, under 18
Angus MacPhee Piping, Strathspey and Reel, under 18
Eilidh MacPhee Piping, March, under 15
Eilidh MacPhee Piping, Strathspey and Reel, under 15
Calum Miller Conversation, 13-15, Learners
Andrew Wilson Solo singing of a prescribed song (boys), 13-15 years, learners
Emma Campbell Art with Gaelic content. Entries from secondary S1-6 *
Calum Dunbar Piping, Strathspey and Reel, under 13
Kirstyn Howarth Solo singing of a prescribed song (girls), 16-19 years, open
Finlay MacLennan Solo singing of a prescribed song (boys), 13-15 years, fluent
Eilidh MacPhee Conversation, 13-15, fluent
Eilidh Russell Reading at sight, 13-15, fluent
Calum Dunbar Piping, March, under 13
Calum Dunbar Reading at sight, 11-13, fluent
Grace King Recitation of Verse, 13-15, learners
George MacIver Art with Gaelic content. Entries from secondary S1-6 *
Lorne MacKenzie Solo singing of a prescribed song (boys), 13-15 years, fluent
Finlay MacLennan Reading at sight, 13-15, fluent
Eilidh MacPhee Solo singing of a traditional song, age 13-15
Congratulations to all who took part!
Here is a slideshow of photos from our day out. Read all about the Shieling Project in the pupils’ own words which are part of a new wall display in the Gaelic corridor. (Please excuse Miss McLennan’s reflection in some photos!)
Air Dimairt, fhuair còignear bho S3 cothrom tadhal air Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Colaiste Gàidhlig na h-Alba, san Eilean Sgitheanach. Chaidh sinn air an treana eadar Inbhir Nis agus Caol Loch Aillse, an uairsin tacsi gu ruige Sleite, far a bheil a’ Cholaiste. An toiseach fhuair sinn fàilte agus fios mun àite bho Cheitidh.
Chaidh sinn a’ choimhead air àrainn Ostaig, far an do thoisich Sabhal Mor Ostaig mar cholaiste air ais ann an 1973.
As dèidh sin, choisich sinn dhan togalach, ùr, spaideil – Ionad Iain Nobail, far an do ghabh sinn biadh.
Choinnich sinn ri tòrr eòlaichean tron latha. Thachair sinn ri Decker Forrest – stiuiriche a’ chursa chiùil, agus thug e dhuinn fiosrachadh mun chursa agus an iomadh chothrom an lùib sin.
An uairsin, chaidh sinn gu Fiolm G (a tha steidhichte le oifis ann an Ionad Iain Nobail). Bhruidhinn Eilidh bho Fiolm G rinn agus sheall i dhuinn diofar fiolmaichean goirid. Bha seo air leth spòrsail agus inntinneach.
Mu dheireadh, thadhail sinn air togalach ‘Fas’ far a bheil stiudio, oifisean agus cuideachd far a bheil riochdairean program ‘Bannan’ steidhichte. Bha cothrom ann ionnsachadh mu dheidhinn na cothroman a th’ ann an saoghal na Gàidhlig a thaobh na meadhanan agus fhuair sinn fiosrachadh mun chursa ‘Gàidhlig is na meadhanan’ aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
Thill sinn air an treana feasgar as dèidh latha air leth inntinneach agus spòrsail.
On Tuesday, five pupils from S3 visited Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College, for an open day. The college is situated in the Isle of Skye. We travelled from Inverness to Kyle by train and then taxi from Kyle over to the college, in Sleat. We were met by Ceitidh, student recruitment officer, who welcomed us and showed us some slides and videos about life at the college.
We had a tour of the Ostaig campus, where the college first started back in 1973.
After that we walked over to the new, very modern building – Ionad Iain Nobail, where we had lunch.
We spoke to many different staff throughout the day, all of them experts in language, music or media. Decker Forrest (the Gaelic & Traditional Music course leader) spent time telling us about the structure of the course and the many opportunities connected to it.
We then met with Eilidh from Film G (based in Ionad Iain Nobail). Eilidh spoke about filmmaking and showed us a variety of short films. It was really fun spending time at Film G.
Finally we had a tour of the Fas building – a purpose-built cultural and creative hub which has a film studio, radio studio and many offices including the production office of tv show ‘Bannan’. We learned about the vast range of opportunities in Gaelic media and were told all about the ‘Gaelic and Media’ degree course.
We returned home to Inverness by train in the evening after a very interesting and fun day out at Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
Tha S1 air a bhith ag ionnsachadh mu dheidhinn poilitigs aig ìre iondail agus aig ìre nàiseanta. Choimhead sinn air comhairlean, Pàrlamaid na h-Alba agus Pàrlamaid Westminster mus do chruthaich iad na pàrtaidhean poilitigeach aca fhèin. Bha còig poileasaidhean aig gach buidhean agus bha aca ri cruthachadh postairean, oraidean, bileagan, braistean s.m.s.a.a. a’ sealltainn na argamaidean aca. Seo mar a chaidh dhaibh:
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