Welsh Medium Schools
Why choose Welsh?
It’s probably one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make – so why choose Welsh? There are many benefits, but don’t take our word for it, watch the videos to see what other parents and students say.
Whatever language you speak at home, Welsh-medium education can offer your child additional opportunities, experiences and skills.
Welsh schools are very experienced in supporting both pupils and parents. Your child’s teacher will be more than happy to help you with your child’s homework and homework is sent home bilingually. In fact, research suggests that dealing with their work in two languages can actually help children understand the subject that they are studying and can lead to more independent learners.
Contrary to popular belief, Welsh-medium education has a positive effect on the pupil’s English and the simple aim is enable children to become fully fluent and confident in both English and Welsh.
If you need more information, visit https://cymraeg.gov.wales/learning/schools/?lang=en.
Being bilingual has many advantages. It’s very useful as a skill in the workplace: the ability to speak Welsh is either an essential or a desirable skill for a growing number of jobs.
There is more demand today than ever before for bilingual skills in a variety of fields such as health, education, leisure, childcare, retail, and public services
Speaking Welsh can help children build a fuller understanding of their wider community and their place within it.
Welsh provides children with access to a culture – including literature, music, digital media, and a host of other things – that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
For some people, the choice of Welsh-medium education is based on personal experiences: they know people who are bilingual or have bilingual children, and so want their own children to be able to be a part of the Welsh-speaking community, while also being completely at home in English.