16 Gaelic speaking schoolchildren took part in the third ‘Dràma le Astar ¦ Play in a Day’ event in Glasgow on Saturday February 11th where the young people created their own short drama piece during a series of workshops at the day long event.
The event took place in The Mitchell Library where the young people created a short drama piece working in small groups. They chose the topic ‘war’ after using small personal items which they had brought to the session to provide creative inspiration. The families were able to see the results of their efforts before the session finished during the afternoon and were impressed with what they saw! The pictures on this page show some of the highlights from the day.
Dràma le Astar was a good opportunity for the young people to enhance their Gaelic and drama skills in a fun way and enable / encourage them to showcase their work on stage.
Arthur Donald who co-ordinated the drama said;
“I really enjoyed the day. We started with drama games and then everybody told a story. It was very encouraging to worth with a group of young people with such an interest in drama. Everyone worked together very hard creating and developing their stories. Each group was helpful to the others. A drama piece was prepared for showcasing at the end of the day. I hope everyone who took part enjoyed themselves!”
Mairead Mackechnie, member of CLDRG added;
“Youth drama grows stronger every year. CLDRG is pleased to support Comunn na Gàidhlig once again in giving this important opportunity to school pupils. There must be days like this to give them confidence in using their Gaelic outwith a school setting.”