Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar win big at Scottish Education Awards

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Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar has won the prestigious Gaelic Award at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.

Sponsored by Education Scotland and The Daily Record, the award was presented to pupils and staff from the Gaelic school at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday June 5 at Hilton Glasgow Central.

The Gaelic Education Award included three finalists Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, Sgoil Stafainn and Sgoil Bhaile a’ Mhanaich –  and recognises the development of a progressive culture and continuous innovation in relation to Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learner Education.

‘We are thrilled and delighted to have won this award,’ said head teacher John Joe MacNeil. ‘Four years ago, we set out a vision to ensure that our youngsters were learning at the very heart of our language culture and community, and I am delighted that we are seeing this vision embedded across our school community.

‘Thank you to our dedicated and hardworking staff team who give our youngsters such an array of opportunities utilising their language skills in and out of the classroom.  Thank you to all our families and partners for their continued support.  Thank you to our inspirational youngsters who pride themselves in our language and culture every day and are the future of our language.’

Bòrd na Gàidhlig sponsored this category and congratulated Mr MacNeil on the school’s success.

Ingrid Henderson, chair of the Parent Council, added: ‘We are very pleased that the school have been recognised at a national level for the outstanding work they do for all our children.’

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