Raasay pupils participated in the recent local Mod, held in the Gaelic School in Portree. The three boys who took part in the Gaelic Learners’ Poetry Recitation Competitions all came back to Raasay with medals. They were delighted with the comments from the judge who praised them for the quality of their Gaelic at such a young age from an English Medium School. The entries from the three boys ensured that the Oban Rose Bowl, which is the trophy awarded to the English Medium School with the most points, is returning to Raasay for the fifth time in recent years!
Mrs Duncan, Head Teacher said “it was wonderful to be able to work with the boys in preparing for the first face to face Mod in two years. They were conscientious and dedicated in their preparations and it was pleasing to see it recognised on the day by way of the points and comments from the judge. Whilst we are an English Medium School we have a very strong commitment to the Gaelic language whether it be in the performing arts, drama or in a day to day basis within our school setting. A special thanks to our parents for supporting their children with practices at home and attending on the day. Congratulations to everyone involved in the local Mod this year, participants and organisers – it’s great to have it back in the school calendar again.”