Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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A Culture Day at Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh saw pupils learn rural skills.

This is the second year that established actors, authors, dancers, story tellers, artists, sports leaders, singers and musicians in the national Gaelic and cultural sector took part and lead the Làithean Cultar (Culture Days) sessions.

Three pupils who attended Gaelic Medium Education and who are currently pupils at Portree High Schools were tutors at the event.

Skilled dry stone dyker, Seumas Campbell, from Uig on the Isle of Skye, demonstrated the skills of stone masonry to an interested audience.

Head Teacher Mrs Flora Guidi, said: “The Làithean Cultar were a huge success which built on last years’ inaugural event.

“The Làithean Cultar held in Bùn Sgoil Ghàidhlig Port Rìgh assists the school to embed and develops the curriculum rational which is based on ‘Nì clachan beaga tric, càrn mòr uaireigin’. We aim to have lessons and activities which assist in developing the young workforce agenda especially in relation to rural skills. Seumas Campbell, from Uig on the Isle of Skye, is a skilled dry stone dyker who demonstrated the skills of stone masonry.”

All the sessions where held through the medium of Gaelic and the Làithean Cultar were educational, informative and fun.

"The young people enjoyed participating and they also learnt from leading artists in their own specialist field.

"Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh is creating and enriching the Gaelic learning and cultural opportunities for the young people as the pupils are totally immersed in Gaelic and events such as the Làithean Cultar supports their language learning, and enhances their cultural and educational experience."  

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