Pupils at Rosneath Primary School enjoyed a day of clowning around at a circus workshop earlier this week.

As part of World Gaelic Week (Seachdain na Gàidhlig) which runs from Monday, February 19 to Sunday, February 25, P6/7, pupils from the school attended a Gaelic circus workshop hosted by Community Circus Paisley.

Children had the opportunity to try manipulation, juggling, acro-balance, silks, and trapeze.

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Kit from Community Circus Paisley said: "The workshop was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to bring together two elements of their curriculum together, languages and the arts. 

"It was amazing to see the children use their Gaelic in the circus space."

The workshop allowed the children to learn new skills and showcase the Gaelic they have been learning in school.

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Pupils were able to take part in the workshop thanks to receiving cash as part of the Small Grants Fund from Bòrd na Gàidhlig – the public body which oversees the promotion of the Gaelic language and culture - to celebrate World Gaelic Week.

Joy Dunlop, director of Seachdain na Gàidhlig,said: “World Gaelic Week is an inclusive week, designed to encourage everyone to embrace and express what the language signifies to them and act as an important celebration of our cultural identity.

“Over the past two years, we've witnessed an incredible response, with Gaelic speakers and learners of all proficiencies seizing the opportunity to celebrate and share the language through various creative avenues.

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“We are delighted Rosneath Primary School will be part of this year’s celebrations and look forward to seeing their activities come to life.”

Last year, more than 1,000 people took part in more than 100 events for Seachdain na Gàidhlig, both in person and online, with 51 of these receiving support from the Small Grants Fund.


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Schools, community groups, libraries, musicians, and football teams were among those who joined the celebrations.

The week was organised by Scottish culture and music organisation Hands Up For Trad, with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.