Taing do Bhord na Gaidhlig
Taing do Bhord na Gaidhlig
S2 Gaelic – Bethaney, Niamh, Chloe
On Diardaoin sia-deug am Màrt there was an event in Eden Court called Siuthad. It was a chance for 2nd year pupils, learners and fluent, to come and see what jobs there are that you can use Gaelic in. There was a few stalls there all about the different jobs you can do in Gaelic. You could get free pens, pencils and books.
Some of the workshops included people telling us their experience with using Gaelic in their daily work. We got to learn about their jobs and what they do. Once we had finished learning about the different jobs that we could use Gaelic in we got something to eat and drink which was thoroughly great then we got the bus back to school.
Bha Siuthad math oir bha tòrr biadh ann agus choinnich mi ri caraidean a bha ag obair air Gleusta.
Bha e gu math sporsail agus dh’ionnsaich mi tòrr. Cuideachd bha na freebies math agus am biadh a fhuair sinn aig àm lòn.
’S e latha math a-mach às an sgoil a bh’ ann, Bha e math faicinn na diofar obraichean a dh’fhaodadh sinn dèanamh le Gàidhlig. Cha robh fios againn càite a dh’fheumadh sinn a bhith agus cuin. Ach bha na freebies agus am biadh uabhasach math. Dh’fhaodach barrachd ‘activities’ a bhith ann, mar geamaichean spòrsail a bhios gar cuideachadh ag ionnsachadh mu dheidhinn obraichean.
Bha e gu math inntinneach a’ faicinn tòrr daoine le Gàidhlig a tha le obraichean diofraichte. Chòrd e rium a’ cluinntinn na sgeulachdan a bh’ aig na daoine aig na stallaichean ri ràdh. Ach, cha robh fios againn càite an robh sinn a’ dol.
Bha am biadh math ach bha feadhainn de na bùthtan-obrach dorainneach. Cha robh e air a chuir ann an òrdugh math, cha robh fios againn càite an robh sinn a’ dol.
Bha an toiseach agus an stuth mu dheidhinn na meadhanan math ach bha e a’ faireachdann nach robh mòran òrdugh ann.
Bha an latha Siuthad uabhasach math’. Bha na bùthtan-obrach math is bha am biadh. Bha tòrr daoine an sin is bha tòrr rudan ri fhaicinn cuideachd.
Bha an rud meadhanan a’ còrdadh rium agus bha na nigheanan ann an Allt a’ Mhuilinn èibhinn oir bha iad dìreach a’ gàireachdainn a h-uile turas agus bha e math oir bha mi a’ coinneachadh le caraidean eile agam ann an sgoil eile. ’S e dìreach latha sgoinneil a bh’ ann an Siuthad.
Bha Connall MacFhionghain, à Ceap Breatainn, Alba Nuadh, air greis obrach le Comunn na Gàidhlig agus sheall e taisbeanadh do chlasaichean roinn na Gàidhlig an t-seachdainsa. Bhruidhinn e mu Gàidhlig ann an Ceap Breatainn, far a bheil e na oileanach aig an Oilthigh. Tha e an-dràsta air ‘exchange’ aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig san Eilean Sgitheanach fad bliadhna.
Connall Mackinnon, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, has been on a work placement with Comunn na Gàidhlig and this week he visited Gaelic classes to show a presentation. He spoke about Gaelic in Cape Breton, where he is studying at university. At the moment he is spending an exchange year at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College on Skye.
S1 and S2 Gaelic classes are currently trialing LanguageNut, an online language learning resource. Each pupil has their own username and password and progress can be monitored by the class teacher. The trial runs until 13th March in which time pupils are asked to complete as many sections as they can. ‘Medals’ are awarded for each section and there may well be a prize for the pupil in each class with the highest number of medals after the trial ends…. The website can be accessed at home using the link below:
All Gaelic learner and fluent pupils S1-6 have also received letters inviting them to take part in the local Mod. Competitions open to pupils have been advertised in class and all are encouraged to take part to improve their language skills and gain a better understanding of Gaelic culture. Letters should be returned to the Gaelic department by Friday 10th March at the latest. Please contact Miss McLennan in the Gaelic department if you have any questions.
If your child has lost their copy of the letter, it can be found below:
S2 Gaelic learner and fluent pupils have been invited to attend the annual Siuthad Gaelic careers event at Eden Court which takes place on Thursday 16th March. Letters have been sent home and permission slips must be returned to the Gaelic department by 6th March at the latest. It is strongly recommended that pupils take up this opportunity to help with subject choices and career planning.
S1 Gaelic have recently been working on colours and followed this up by looking at how colours appear in similes in Gaelic.
Here are some of the posters made by S1 which are now up on the classroom wall.
S2 Gaelic have also done poster work recently. They have just finished learning how to give information about pets and used this to create missing animal posters. The new classrooms in the Gaelic department are looking much more colourful now!