being bilingualBeing Bilingual

There are many advantages to being bilingual. Research has shown that children who speak two languages can be more versatile, more creative in their thinking and can learn other languages easier.

 

A child who can speak two languages will be able to:

  • Communicate with a wider variety of people
  • Become a bridge between generations, e.g. if there are grandparents or other family members who can speak Welsh
  • Open the door to a different culture. With the opportunity to speak Welsh, your child will benefit from the broader horizons provided by the enjoyment of two cultures.

 

Thinking of choosing Welsh medium education?

 

Welsh Medium Education Survey  

 

Welsh Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan 

 

  • Ysgol Gwaun y Nant

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    Capacity: 420 pupils with 82 part-time nursery places

    Age range: 3 - 11

    More about this school: School building improved as part of a £3.79 million investment in Band A of the 21st Century Schools Programme. Further information from ‘My Local School’

  • Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant

    Ysgol Dewi Sant

    Capacity: 210 pupils with 56 part-time nursery places

    Age range: 3 – 11 

    More about this school: New school building constructed in Band A of the 21st Century Schools Programme. Further information from ‘My Local School’.

  • Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

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    Capacity: 210 pupils coowith 30 part-time nursery places

    Age range: 3 – 11 

    More about this school: Ysgol Iolo Morganwg was established in 1979 to offer Welsh medium education to children living in the rural Vale. More information from 'My Local School'.

  • Ysgol Pen y Garth

    Pen y Garth

    Capacity: 420 pupils with 76 part-time nursery places

    Age range: 3 – 11 

    More about this school: Ysgol Gymraeg Pen-y-Garth is situated on the outskirts of Penarth and our catchment area extends to Sully, Dinas Powys and Llandough. Further information from ‘My Local School

  • Ysgol Sant Baruc

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    Capacity:210 pupils with 48 part-time nursery places

    Age range: 3 - 11

    More about this school: To be expanded to 420 pupils with 96 part-time nursery places, transfer to Waterfront site and new school building to be constructed in Band B of the 21st Century Schools Programme.  More information on 'My Local School'

     

  • Ysgol Sant Curig 

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    Capacity: 420 pupils with 114 part-time nursery places

    Age range: 3 – 11

    More about this school: Ysgol Sant Curig is centrally located in Barry, being flanked by College Road and Buttrills Road, yet we are fortunate to have an extensive green field site. Children come from all parts of the town and our catchment area also includes Rhoose and Wenvoe. Further information from ‘My Local School

     

  • Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg 

    Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Primary Building

    Capcity: Primary 210 pupils with 56 part-time nursery places. Secondary 1361 pupils with 6th form

    Age range: 3 - 18 

    More about this school: New primary school building constructed in Band A of the 21st Century Schools Programme. Refurbishment and expansion of secondary to 1660 pupils will be delivered in Band B of the 21st Century Schools Programme. Further information from ‘My Local School’; Primary and Secondary.

 

Learning Welsh

There are a variety of courses available in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff for adults to learn Welsh.

 

Welsh for the Family teaches phrases, songs, stories and games and is aimed at parents, grandparents and those working with children:

 

Learn welsh bro

 

 Welsh Language Resources

Thinking about Welsh medium education?

 

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There are various booklets containing information on raising children through the medium of Welsh:

 

Welsh-language books, DVDs and CDs for children and learners available online:

 

Being Bilingual Vale

If you are thinking about educating your child through the medium of Welsh and want to know more about the support on offer then our Being Bilingual booklet could help:

 

 

Guide to Welsh Medium Education

Welsh Government has produced a Guide to Welsh Medium Education providing information on beginning your bilingual journey:

Bilingual Journey

Begin your Bilingual Journey for you and your child by choosing Welsh medium childcare and education:

 

 

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The First Steps to Bilingualism outlines the benefits of speaking two languages: 

 

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This booklet outlines the advantages of giving your child the opportunity to become bilingual:

 

  

Search for Welsh Medium Childcare and Activities

 

Vale Family Information Service Childcare Search

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