P-04-499 Kick Start The Welsh Language Curriculum

Petition wording:

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.

Additional information : 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