e-Sgoil had a very busy week mid-May as it found itself at the heart of the Dìleab an t-Siorraidh assessments. The project was established by Sheriff Colin Scott Mackenzie to encourage pupils to speak in Gaelic, and that is exactly what was achieved! A total of 45 pupils took place from all primary schools in Lewis and Harris that have a Gaelic medium cohort at P7 level. With the help of e-Sgoil equipment the pupils were able to remain in the familiar surroundings of their schools while communicating with the Stornoway-based judges, Donald Martin and Maletta Macphail.
Dylan Pryer, Sgoil nan Loch
The judges’ task was not an easy one, but they thoroughly enjoyed listening to the presentations and there certainly was plenty of variety! They heard about pets, crofting, Highland dancing, the Iolaire, and various parts of the islands, as well as more unusual topics such as the ancient Egyptians and Saturn.
The Dìleab an t-Siorraidh Trust is expected to meet shortly to determine who has won before the prizes are presented. The winner will receive £50 and £10 will be awarded for each participant.