Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man
Manx today: A parent's view

Sun, 14 Nov 2021

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Why do parents send their children to a school that teaches in Manx Gaelic?
What do they hope their children will gain from it?
How do they find themselves connecting with the wider language community?

… The answers are more diverse than you might think.

Manx is a language revitalisation success story, and its impact on worldwide efforts to protect and promote endangered languages is huge. The Isle of Man is now looked to by many as an example of best practice.
Education is particularly important in the upsurge of interest that Manx has seen in recent years and, in particular, the Manx language medium school, the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh.
This film speaks to parents of children currently in the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh, as well as with some of the important figures behind the school's continued success today.

More information about the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh can be found here: bunscoillghaelgagh.sch.im/

This film was made by Jeebin, the Manx Language Network, with the assistance of the Isle of Man Government Department of Education, Sport and Culture, and Culture Vannin.
It was first shown at a British Irish Council webinar in 2021, as a focal point for discussions around EML and Early Years.