Funds announced for Welsh language education in Torfaen

Posted on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Today (19.09.18), the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan AM, visited Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw to announce the allocation of capital funds to boost Welsh medium education across Wales.

Torfaen’s bid has been prioritised for support and the grant will be used to build a 210 place Welsh Medium primary school with a 30 place nursery on the Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw secondary school site, extending the current age range at the school from 3 to 18.

The grant will also be used to make modifications to the existing buildings at Greenmeadow Primary School to establish a 20 place Mudiad Meithrin setting for pre-school children aged from 2 to 3.

Eluned Morgan, Minister  for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning said: ‘These projects will make a significant contribution to the provision of Welsh medium education. Having a comfortable, modern, fit-for-purpose environment in which to learn is vital to ensuring young people have the best possible education. This extra funding will mean that even more of our students will be able to benefit from excellent facilities to learn through the medium of Welsh.’

Torfaen’s Executive Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Cllr David Yeowell said: ‘The council submitted a proposal to help meet the demand for Welsh language education in the borough and we’re delighted to receive a  grant to deliver this brand new school and nursery on the Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw site which will create a Welsh language campus for children aged from 3 – 18.  The Meithrin places at Greenmeadow will also support  and grow Welsh medium pre-school education in Torfaen’

‘Taken together, the proposals will significantly increase supply of Welsh Medium education in Torfaen and will support the Welsh Government’s aim of securing one million Welsh speakers by 2050.’

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