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  Pupil power prompts Potter translation
Updated 28 August 2003, 15.40
Philosopher's Stone is being translated into Gaelic
Pupil power has led to JK Rowling's publishers agreeing to print Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone in the traditional Scottish language of Gaelic.

Kids at Glasgow Gaelic School speak the language every day and they were fed up that they couldn't read about the boy wizard in Gaelic.

They decided to tell Bloomsbury - which publishes the Potter books - about their concerns.

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After receiving loads of letters from the pupils, Bloomsbury wrote to the school telling the kids that a Gaelic version of Philosopher's Stone was coming out after all.

"They couldn't believe it," said head teacher Donalda McComb.

She said the book will bring an "added depth" to the children's reading.

Gaelic has been spoken by the people of Scotland for centuries.

Special units

Children at Glasgow Gaelic School have all their lessons in the language and don't start learning in English until they have been there for three years.

Lots of schools in Scotland have special units where kids can learn Gaelic.

Maybe they'll be snapping up copies of the Gaelic Philosopher's Stone too!

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