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12 June 2019

Edinburgh school children celebrate film debut

Pupils at Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce have released a film following the life of Mary Queen of Scots

Three pupils from from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Edinburgh pose with a director's clapperboard. They are wearing costumes inspired by the fashion of the 16th-century.

A short film about Mary Queen of Scots starring primary five pupils from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Edinburgh’s dedicated Gaelic Primary School, has been added to our Gaelic Learning Resources.

The film follows the life story of Mary Queen of Scots at three critical moments of her life: The birth of King James VI, Mary's time in prison, and the brutal end to her life.

The film was created by HES in partnership with the school to engage the pupils with Scottish history, and is part of the heritage body's Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023.

The film is available online (in Gaelic with English subtitles) as part of HES' Gaelic Language Resources which is available to schools and Gaelic speakers and learners, and is part of HES' commitment to support Gaelic learning and education in Scotland by offering projects, activities and resources for Gaelic medium and learner education schools.

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