National Lottery Heritage Fund: Gaelic Heritage project – Aithne

Greenfaulds High School is awarded a £10,000 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a special Gaelic Heritage project – Aithne.

The Gaelic and Art & Design Departments at Greenfaulds High School in North Lanarkshire are delighted to have received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £10,000 for an exciting heritage project titled Aithne (Identity). Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on Scottish Gaelic culture and heritage, particularly its lasting impact in the Cumbernauld area. The project will continue to make Gaelic culture and heritage valued and visible within Greenfaulds High School.

The project will involve pupils who attend Greenfaulds High School, as well as young people in the wider school community aged 3-18 who will be invited to participate in a range of competitions associated with the project, including drawing, design, and photography.

As part of the project the artist Alan Potter will work alongside pupils at Greenfaulds High School to create a series of eye-catching large-scale mosaics, to be displayed throughout the school, with an emphasis on identity, exploring Gaelic culture and heritage. Pupils will learn a range of new skills and will participate in activities inspired by Gaelic culture and heritage. Further activities embedded within this project will include participants exploring literature surrounding folktales, as well as study trips to museums and art galleries.

Click on link to read full press release: Aithne Press Release

Click on link to access Gaelic verion of press release: Aithne brath-naidheachd

Click on this link to access the BBC article (Gaelic)

Please click on the link below to find out more about this exciting project and how pupils of Greenfaulds High School can get involved in a number of competitions that explore and celebrate Gaelic culture and heritage.

Click here to read more about the project Aithne and competitions.

Below are the links to the templates for the competitions.

Colouring-in competition

Design Competition template

A few more photographs of the project being created. We can’t wait to see the finished pieces.