Message from Ysgol Llanfyllin –
Canolfan Meistri Maldwyn
Ysgol Llanfyllin has been chosen to host a Welsh Language Immersion opportunity for pupils in the Llanfyllin Cluster and North Powys. “Canolfan Meistri Maldwyn”.
Have you considered moving to Welsh Medium education?
Welsh-medium immersion course
What if we said your child could have the opportunity to be fluent in Welsh and fully bilingual?
This opportunity is available from September for the primary phase pupils here at Ysgol Llanfyllin and schools within the cluster.
It’s not too late to benefit from bilingual education
There is an opportunity for English medium pupils to learn Welsh and become fluent in the language. We can provide pupils with an intensive introductory course to develop their skills in Welsh. If you decide to attend the programme, your child would follow an accelerated special programme of study for 12 weeks and then continue to study in a Welsh stream/ Welsh medium school alongside other pupils.
What if my child doesn’t speak Welsh?
The course is an opportunity to give pupils an effective injection of basic language skills. These skills are then built upon in every area of school life.
What are the advantages for my child by taking part in this project?
Short term advantages
· Improving fluency in Welsh.
· Promoting the ability to use Welsh in a variety of situations.
· Developing thinking skills
Long term advantages
· A wider range of opportunities in the work place for young bilingual adults.
How will I know that my child is coping within this situation?
Below are some comments by pupils and parents across Wales
“My parents were worried at the start but now they’re pleased”
“I would say you’ve got nothing to lose. At the end of the day you’ve got a child who is fluent in Welsh”
“I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s incredible how they pick the language up”
“It’s a second chance to choose Welsh medium education. It opens a new door for them. It does not only teach them a new language but involves them in Welsh culture”
To express interest/ register, please complete the form below;