Fact Fiction

2nd November 2007 at 00:00
710 - The number of pupils (primary and secondary) in Scotland taught exclusively in Gaelic, as of 2006. Source: Scottish Executive

"A number multiplied by itself once is that number squared, so a number multiplied by itself three times is that number triangled." - A Year 5 pupil's eureka moment in maths.

2,066 - The number of primary pupils in Scotland receiving Gaelic-medium education (Scottish Gaelic as the main language) in 2006. Source: Scottish Executive

"Sir, how do you spell www?" - A technology teacher faces unforeseen spelling problems.

469 - The number of secondary pupils in Scotland receiving Gaelic-medium education in 2006. Source: Scottish Executive.

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