We have been developing connections with English medium schools in our area over the past year in order to support Welsh Government’s vision of increasing the number of pupils who develop their Welsh language skills. In addition, we supported Overmonnow School’s (Monmouth) Siarter Iaith and Monmouth Schools’ District Eisteddfod. We held craft activities and invited schools to events such as our Christmas celebration at the Big Pit in Blaenavon.
The Menter has developed plans to hold activities with English Medium Secondary Schools in the area and these will be implemented over the next year. We have already supported King Henry VIII’s secondary school in Abergavenny with their Welsh language event (musical workshop with Mr Phormula and Danielle Lewis) and awareness sessions in Caldicot School and Gwent College.