P-05-883 National Welsh History Week



P-05-883 National Welsh History Week

This petition was submitted by Phil Rowe having collected a total of 86 signatures.


Text of Petition

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to establish a National Welsh History Week.


The 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.


To challenge the stereotypical and inaccurate historical fantasies of Wales and how it came to be within the hierarchy of modern day Britain.


Through 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.


Additional Information 

Many 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.


A 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 future.


A picture of the Welsh flag



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/12/2020.


In 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 petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 11/06/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Neath
  • South Wales West


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 31/05/2019