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Ipad gift for isolated North Gaelic students

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Erin Cook (left) and Rossi Mackay
Erin Cook (left) and Rossi Mackay

TWO Sutherland Gaelic medium pupils, who are the only ones in their year group, have been gifted new Ipad 4s to enable them to reach out virtually to students elsewhere.

Farr High School first year pupil Erin Cook and Rossi Mackay, a pupil at Tongue Primary School, have just received their new Ipad 4s, purchased with funding from Bord na Gaidhlig.

An application for grant aid was made by Farr High School Parent Council.

Tongue Primary School head teacher Marissa Melville said the technology would allow the two girls to take part in a new project aimed at tackling the barriers young people in rural communities face in accessing Gaelic conversation outwith school.

She said: "Erin and Rossi will be able to become virtual pupils in Gaelic medium classes elsewhere and converse with pupils in the same year group. It’s an amazing opportunity for them."

Read more school news in this week's Northern Times.

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