Gwernyfed High School

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Siarter Iaith

We are proud to be supporting the Welsh Government's Cymraeg 2050 initiative in its aim to have one million speakers of the Welsh language by 2050. Our staff are committed to developing an exciting curriculum in which all learners are able to develop their Welsh language skills for social and work use in the future. We are embedding positive language use practices supported by formal and informal opportunities to use Welsh socially, so that we are able to achieve the aim of the Siarter Iaith Silver soon, which is to ensure that, in future, all of our learners can use the Welsh language after leaving school. 

At present, all staff use incidental Welsh in the classroom and in our assemblies, and pupils have access to a wide range of enrichment apps to enhance their learning and enjoyment of the language. The school holds regular enrichment activities, including Diwrnod Shwmae, the School Eisteddfod, and trips. Pupils have the opportunity to expand on their incidental use of Welsh outside the classroom when speaking to members of staff or reading our bilingual displays. Our next aim is to extend the use of Welsh language, working with our cluster and extending parental engagement.