P-05-883 National Welsh History Week
P-05-883 National Welsh
petition was submitted by Phil Rowe having collected a total of 86 signatures.
Text of Petition
call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to
establish a National Welsh History Week.
aim is to create and promote a celebratory and historically accurate week of
learning and educational opportunities about the history of Wales that is more
honest than the sanitised British history that many of us took from school and
does not seek to bias the information to offer a favourable view of any party.
challenge the stereotypical and inaccurate historical fantasies of Wales and
how it came to be within the hierarchy of modern day Britain.
understanding our actual history, promote the importance of Welsh language and
culture, its place within modern Britain, and bring about discussion on how we
should seek for it to be perceived not only within Wales, but within the other
countries of the British isles and the wider world.
people in Wales (myself included) grow up with inaccurate assumptions and ideas
of how Wales came to be, and of 'races' within the British Isles.
more complete understanding of who we are and how we arrived where we are today
can better place us as a population to consider where we want to be in the
petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on
light of the focus given to the current opportunities to learn about Welsh
history as part of the Plenary debate on P-05-992
We call on the Welsh Government to create a common body of knowledge about
Welsh history that all pupils will learn, and the Deputy Minister’s
previous pledge to discuss how promotional work can develop a wider narrative,
the Committee agreed to close the petition at this stage and thank the
details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related
documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.
was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 11/06/2019.
Assembly Constituency and
- South Wales West
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 31/05/2019