We are undertaking an exciting new Welsh Programme called Siarter Iaith Cymraeg.
- The simple objective of the Language Charter is to provide a clear framework, which can be used to promote and increase the use of Welsh by children in a whole school context. In a nutshell, the Charter’s main aim is to promote a strong Welsh ethos in schools and to provide a range of enriching activities that propel the children to enjoy learning Welsh.
- The Language Charter exhorts participation from every member of the school community, and members of the school workforce and council, the pupils and their parents, school governors and the wider community are all encouraged to take full ownership of it. The Criw Cymraeg are instrumental in leading and driving the Language Charter forward.
Why are we following the charter?
The advantages of having two language is considerable:
- Academic research confirms that bilingual children can think more creatively and flexibly and tend to achieve higher scores in IQ tests than children who speak only one language;
- Speaking two languages opens the door to a far more varied community, world of work and social life;
- Bilingual people in Wales earn between 8% and 10% more annually compared to people who speak only one language.