The Welsh Language Charter
Beth yw'r Siarter Iaith Gymraeg?
What is the Welsh Language Charter?
The Welsh language is one of the treasures of Wales. It is part of what defines us as people and as a nation. The Welsh Assembly Government's ambition is to see the number of people able to enjoy speaking and using Welsh reach a million by 2050.
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 at Glan Yr Afon Primary.
The Criw Cymraeg have been assigned the following roles:
- To promote a Welsh ethos by encouraging learners to speak Welsh. They do this by handing out Tocyn Iaith when they hear welsh being spoken.
- To deliver the Welsh phrase of the week in assembly.
- To implement Cymraeg Campus and gather evidence to achieve our school targets.
- To teach Welsh games on the yard.
- To Lead Welsh assembly and read the school reflection.
- To organise and run welsh themed celebration days (St Davids day / St Dwynwens Day / Shw Mae day)
- To help children to use the schools 'wal grafiti' to practice sentence patterns.
Gwobrau Efydd, Arian ac Aur
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
To ensure that all efforts are rewarded, the Charter is based on the principle that every school follows challenging but attainable targets in connection with promoting the use of the Welsh language. The specific targets included in the Language Charter can form part of a school's Welsh Development Plan