The Scottish Parliament’s outreach education service spent a day this Tuesday at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis (Inverness Gaelic School) delivering interactive education sessions in Gaelic about the Parliament and how it works as part of its Your Parliament in Your School Programme.
Education Officer Mairead MacKechnie worked with three classes ranging from primary four to seven in sessions which included parliamentary style debates and even a “build your own MSP” exercise.
As part of its Gaelic language plan, the Parliament is keen to encourage more Gaelic schools and units to participate in the scheme. In addition to English sessions, the Parliament offers not only sessions in Gaelic for Gaelic medium pupils but also bilingual sessions for secondary Gaelic learners and for Gaelic Language in the Primary School students.
This service is available throughout the Highlands & Islands and throughout Scotland. These sessions which are mainly aimed at P6-S3 classes are linked to the Education for Citizenship curriculum.
The Parliament’s bookings for outreach sessions in the next academic year open on 14 May. Details are available on the Parliament’s website or 0131 348 5401.