Donaldson curriculum changes - Minister response 'concerning'

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg has expressed its concern with a statement by the Welsh Government about changes to the way Welsh is taught in schools today.    Responding to the statement, Ffred Ffransis, education spokesperson for Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, commented:   read more

Cymdeithas call for a moratorium on school closures until research is carried out

Cymdeithas yr Iaith have called for all closures of Welsh-medium village schools to be halted until research has been carried out into the effect of closures during the last decade on the Welsh language and Welsh-speaking communities. This comes as part of our response to Ceredigion's proposal to close Ysgol Llangynfelyn near Aberystywth, The statutory consultation period closed last night, and in their written response Cymdeithas said read more

Senior Council Official Calls on Government to Stop Treating Welsh as a 'second language'

During a meeting held by Cymdeithas yr Iaith in Carmarthen over the weekend, a senior County Council officer called on the Government to get rid of the subject "Welsh as a Second Language" and instead implement in full the recommendations of the Prof Sioned Davuies Committee that all pupils should be taught Welsh as their own language on a single continuum of increasing levels. The call was made at a meeting attended by 60 delegates of county-wide bodies to question leading councillors and officers about the strategy  to develop Welsh-langugae education. read more

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