15th December 2009
85 youngsters from four different Sradagan groups gathered together last Saturday at the South Sradagan Christmas Party in Glasgow Gaelic School.
They didn’t half have a great party; they got a chance to make cards, they were singing, playing games, they made snowmen out of sweeties, two people were there teaching circus skills and Father Christmas himself paid a visit! Although there were lots of them there every child got the chance to have a word with Santa who appeared when he heard them singing ‘Father Christmas is coming tonight’!
Coinneach Combe, Development Officer at Comunn na Gàidhlig who was involved in the preparation said;
“I was pleased to be working at a fun event like this which the children enjoyed and where they got a chance to mix with other Gaelic speakers of their own age from different areas”.
Magaidh Wentworth of Comunn nam Pàrant Nàiseanta) said;
“Events like this where children have a chance to use Gaelic in an informal and fun situation are really important to children in Gaelic medium education. Comann nam Pàrant would like to see more such events and we are happy to support activities through the medium of Gaelic such as those which take place at Sradagan groups.”
Eddy Cavin of Culture and Sport Glasgow said;
“We are happy to work with our colleagues at Comunn na Gàidhlig and parents to run such a successful Sradagan programme.”
We would like to thank everyone who helped with the party especially the leaders and committee of Sradagan Ghlaschu. Also Comann nam Pàrant (Nàiseanta) helped with the costs of the party and Culture and Sport Glasgow provided the venue.