Author: Anne Thirkell, Aberdeen City
Gaelic medium education has been taught in Gilcomstoun School in Aberdeen for 25 years and the whole school recently engaged in a four week long project and celebrations to mark the 25 year event. Gaelic is also the L3 language choice in the school and all pupils engaged in class projects relating to Scotland and celebratory events such as talks, a ceilidh and a concert which drew support from parents, past pupils and the wider community. The school enjoyed having the 25 year anniversary as a focus for celebration, and the project allowed pupils to appreciate and celebrate the rich language and musical culture in the North East of Scotland.
Secondary Gaelic medium education is available at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen where pupils study Gaelic as a modern language, learning through the medium of Gaelic with the option of sitting Nationals 4, 5 and Higher Gàidhlig.
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