We the undersigned call upon the National
Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to change the Welsh
Language Curriculum in Secondary Schools; in order to encourage the
Welsh Language to be used in a conversational manner rather than
teaching Cymraeg to pass an examination.
We as pupils in a Secondary School in Wales believe that the current system for teaching Welsh does not encourage long term learning for real life use outside of school. We believe that the current focus on passing an exam does not address the use of ’real’ welsh effectively and most people leave school and forget most of what they have ’learnt’ during their five years of Secondary Education. We want the assembly to address the issue of life long welsh language learning in English medium Secondary Schools in order to keep the Welsh language alive all across the Country. We believe that this change needs to be made soon before irreversible damage is done and Welsh becomes a language for road signs and the museums.
Petition raised by: Eva Bowers and Lauren Davies
Date petition first considered by Committee: 24 September 2013
Number of signatures: 19
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 18/09/2013