8th November 2007
A new booklet providing comprehensive information on Gaelic medium education from pre-school to secondary and beyond is being launched by Comann nam Pàrant.
‘Fios is Freagairt’ is a fresh and dynamic guide answering all the questions parents might have about learning in Gaelic and opportunities for their children on leaving school.
Magaidh Wentworth from Comann nam Pàrant said:
“We are very pleased to be able to launch this exciting new guide. The first edition of ‘ Fios is Freagairt’ was written in 1997 and there has been a lot of growth and changes in Gaelic education since then.
“We are now working on the second booklet in this series which will have advice for parents on using Gaelic in the home and the support that is available to them outwith the school.”
Comann nam Pàrant received assistance from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic development agency to produce the guide and Rosemary Ward, Education Manager at Bòrd na Gàidhlig said:
“It is essential that parents are given accurate information regarding Gaelic education and Bòrd na Gàidhlig is delighted to have supported Comann nam Pàrant with the publication of this booklet. If we are to increase the use of Gaelic and the number of Gaelic speakers we must attract more children to Gaelic education.
“Bòrd na Gàidhlig will be working closely with Comann nam Pàrant in the years ahead to raise awareness amongst parents of the opportunities in Gaelic education.”