Bring Scotland's language, history & heritage to life with one of Scotland's most experienced Gaelic Storytellers!
"The best storytelling / drama workshop I have ever seen. Just perfect for this age group, it was a joy to watch the pupils' faces. This truly was an independent state of happiness." Teaching Assistant (age 72), Sleat Primary, Skye
Four 45 - 60min bilingual, immersive, interactive Storytelling-based shows for children & families featured at high profile festivals & venues such as The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Aye Write, West End Festival, Blas Festival and hundreds of schools & communities across Scotland.
“A fantastic and thrilling experience for both pupils and teachers alike. Ariel’s enthusiasm and commitment to her craft is a must for those who wish to immerse the children in the wonderful world of Gaelic.” P5 Teacher, Gartcosh Primary School.
"Pupils thoroughly enjoyed it, fantastic combination of drama, listening skills, language development and use of Gaelic... another excellent workshop" Teacher, Bonar Bridge Primary School
Sgàthach & Scotland's Gaelic Superheroes!
“Another highly motivating experience for our pupils from Ariel and her imaginative workshops. Colourful costumes, mind-blowing props and the most expressive of language all designed to engage the children and envelope them in the story.“ P4 Teacher, Gartcosh Primary School.
Learn about the origins of Fairies, the Northern Lights & the Blue Men of the Minch on a fantastical, fun adventure, visiting the infamous Fairy Pools, the Cuillins & more as Scotland's very own supernatural Superheroes help Skye's infamous Warrior Queen Sgàthach keep her kingdom from the Evil King! Suitable for children & families from P3 ages upwards.
Big Gaelic Beasties!
“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! One of the best, most engaging workshops I have had yet! The children absolutely loved it! I would highly recommend this to anyone!” Teacher, P4 Viewlands Primary, Perth
"EPIC", "INSPIRING", "hilarious", "amazing", "a great spectacular experience" P5 Student Comments, St. Mary's Primary
Learn about some of Scotland's greatest Beasties of traditional Gaelic folklore, including the Kelpie & the Otter King and take part in a rambunctious adventure through Highland Glens as the Princess & Prince set out to save their parents from the grip of the Five-Headed Giant & get their breakfast! Suitable for children & families from P3 ages upwards.
"Fantastic interactive performance, very entertaining & educational", "Greatly enjoyed by all... a lot of fun... Ariel was brilliant" P4 Teachers, Inshes Primary
"Covered so much in such a short space of time – Drama, Literacy, Gaelic, Heritage" – P3/4 Teacher, Duncan Forbes Primary
Adventures with the Gaelic Tree Alphabet
"A big hit, they loved handling the props!'" "New & exciting to the students" P3/4 Teachers, Holme Primary
"Superb workshop enjoyed by all pupils”, “Clear links to a variety of curricular areas, including languages, drama, H&WB”, “Pupil with ASN very well integrated and supported – most impressed ”, “Everyone was able to take part” P4 Teacher, Gartcosh Primary
An Gille Dubh / The Guardian of the Trees, saddened by the clearing of his beloved trees and people, has left his forest home to sit alone atop the highest mountains, leaving his beautiful, prized possessions to Sìne to tell his tale and spread knowledge of the riches of our native trees. This touching, subtly powerful yet fun workshop, including Gaelic poetry & referencing the Clearances, the decline of Gaelic and environmental issues, affords opportunities to learn, lie and dream amongst the 'stars' under a magical Gaelic spell, and take part in creating an exciting Scottish forest adventure! Suitable for all ages from P3 upwards.
“Magical….”like walking into a real, live fairytale", “What a lovely, inviting, inspiring, fun way to learn” “Bilingual aspect really well integrated”, “I loved being immersed in the flow & sound of Gaelic” Secret Garden Nursery Staff CPD
The Real Goldilocks Story!
"Fantastic - A great taster of Gaelic delivered in a captivating and exciting way. I have never known them to listen so well in drama!"P1-3 Teacher, Aldourie Primary
Do you want to find out the real story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Whatever happened to the lesser-known Purplilocks, and why don't we hear about Goldilock's other brothers and sisters who joined her on that fateful trip to the Bears' House?
"Awesome!" "Actually really cool!" "Brilliant!" "Children loved that it was a little different!" Pupils & Teacher, Caledonia Primary
Find out and enjoy a modern bilingual Gaelic take on this traditional story, as children embark on a fun, rambunctious adventure exploring and engaging with new Gaelic vocabulary within the context of a familiar tale. An active, fun, bilingual workshop suitable for Nursery to P2 ages & families.
"Really entertaining and perfect for age group" "Excellent manner with children" Teachers, Fort William RC Primary
"Absolutely brilliant, just fantastic, they really loved it" P4 Teacher, Cauldeen Primary
"Cross-curricular approach was fantastic" Teacher, Inverlochy Primary
"Very enjoyable and excellent for extending P1&2 Gàidhlig & super use of drama to complement language" Teacher, Millbank Primary
"A good way to reinforce Gaelic words both familiar and unfamiliar" Teacher, Kinlochewe Primary
"Excellent workshop, very engaging and entertaining" Teacher, Dunvegan Primary
Halloween / Macbeth Workshops
The tailor-made Halloween Storytelling / Drama workshop is particularly well-suited for lower primary groups and has proven exceptionally effective in fun and active language acquisition of all the essential Halloween terms through drama and visualisation. An adapted workshop drawing on the rich Gaelic translation of Macbeth is available for older primary groups as well.
Workshops provide the following links with Capacities/Outcomes and Experiences within Curriculum for Excellence: Expressive Arts, Health & Wellbeing – Physical confidence, Literacy and English – Language, Social Studies – Other Languages - Gaelic "I listen or watch for useful or interesting information and I use this to learn new things." LIT 0-04a
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