Sradagan are Gaelic medium community groups for children aged 5-12 years. Using fun, games and crafts, Sradagan groups provide opportunities for young people to use Gaelic outwith the school.
If you are looking for forms, resources and session plans you will find them on the right hand side of this page.
Sradagan provides an opportunity for children to develop their Gaelic language skills in a social setting. This is particularly important for children whose only other exposure to Gaelic is in School.
Sourcing leaders for local groups is always a challenge and we would love to hear from anyone interested in being involved. There are many ways to be involved and we will do what we can to support you.
We hold an annual Campa Sradagan, usually in a different area each year. For Campa Sradagan 2013 we will be on Islay 1st to 5th and on Harris 8th to 12th July. In 2011 and 2012 we have held Campa Sradagan at the Scaladail Centre in Harris which has been a great location.
Campa Sradagan is a great fun event where children between 9 and 12 come together from across Scotland in a Gaelic medium setting. The programme is packed with fun activities inside and outside and places are always in short supply. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Children are encouraged to use their Gaelic in a variety of settings and gain the confidence in their ability to use Gaelic. This is done through fun and games as well as themed sessions relevant to the time of year.
If parents and children in your community are interested in forming such a club, let us know at Comunn na Gàidhlig. We can help you with your Sradagan Group.
The club must meet in premises which are suitable for the use of the community. The club will meet for approximately a one hour session once a week, once a month or otherwise depending on the area.
Sradagan encourage children to use Gaelic with their peers in an informal setting. Most importantly, Sradagan allow children to associate Gaelic with fun. Through their participation in Sradagan, children are able to forge links with Gaelic speaking children from other communities. Learners groups can also be set up for those children who are not Gaelic speakers.
Children participate in a planned programme of activities which includes games, music, drama, crafts and the arts. Sradagan groups take children on recreational and educational trips within their own communities and further afield. Groups are run by local committees who are responsible for appointing the Gaelic speaking leaders and supporting the clubs.
Comunn na Gàidhlig assist groups by providing guidance on administrative matters, training for leaders, support for committees, resources and insurance.