P-05-992 We call on the Welsh Government to create a common body of knowledge about Welsh history that all pupils will learn
call on the Welsh Government to create a common body of knowledge about Welsh
history that all pupils will learn
petition was submitted by Elfed Wyn Jones having collected a total of 7,927
Text of Petition:
Welsh history is important
to all pupils, as it provides the background of our nation's history and our
heritage for everyone going through the education system. There are aspects of
Welsh history, such as the Laws of Hywel Dda, the Glyndŵr Rising and the
Drowning of Capel Celyn, which belong to every community in Wales. It is
therefore concerning that the Welsh Government has decided to reject the recommendation
by the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee to create a common
body of knowledge for all pupils studying history. It's important to create a
Welsh history curriculum where pupils learn abouts events and matters at a
national level, as well as learning about the history of their communities and
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/12/2020.
The Committee agreed to note the contributions made during the Plenary debate on 4 November, the written responses received and the recommendation about Welsh history made by the CYPE Committee as part of its Stage 1 scrutiny report on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill.
As a debate has now been held, scrutiny is being applied by another committee, and Estyn is conducting a review into the teaching of Welsh history, the Committee concluded that there is little further that could be achieved by the Petitions Committee at this time. It agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for his continued campaigning on this subject.
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It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/09/2020.
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Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 21/07/2020