18 Gaelic speaking schoolchildren took part in the second ‘Dràma le Astar’ event in Glasgow on Saturday February 12th where the young people created their own short drama pieces during a series of workshops at the day long event. The session was arranged by Comunn na Gàidhlig and Glasgowlife and funded by CLDRG.
The event took place in The Mitchell Library where the young people created short sketches in teams and also worked on a piece in which they all participated together. 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;
“We had a really successful day! We started with drama games and then we did a little on short stories. We did allot of work in groups and developed team working skills. The most important thing about the day was than everyone was working very hard while not being conscious of that as the day was full of fun and games too. The day went by very quickly and I’d be happy to do this every week. I really enjoyed working with young people that were able and happy to work through the medium of Gaelic.”
Mairead Mackechnie, member of CLDRG added;
“CLDRG is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Comunn na Gàidhlig to encourage youth drama. Days such as this are particularly important as an opportunity to use Gaelic outwith the school, and the skills they learn will raise their confidence.”