Wales: Welsh schooling is available to all

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri Jul 18 17:04:01 UTC 2008

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Wales Online

Welsh schooling is available to all

In response to Dan O'Neill's opinion piece in the South Wales Echo
yesterday, Meirion Prys Jones, chief executive of the Welsh Language
Board, gives his view on Welsh language education in the capital...
CARDIFF is the fastest growing European city, a cosmopolitan and
dynamic capital for Wales where multiculturalism and language
diversity is celebrated and cherished. Walking down Queen Street, or
indeed any street in Cardiff, it's very likely that you'll hear
snippets of conversations in Welsh. The language has seen a massive
increase in the capital in recent years, with an ever increasing need
for Welsh medium schools. "Shwmai?" and "Diolch" will be heard even
more than usual this summer, with the Eisteddfod coming to Pontcanna
Fields in the first week of August.

Welsh medium education has boomed in and around the city in recent
years with more and more families from all kinds of different
backgrounds wanting their children to grow up bilingually.

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