Monday, September 25, 2017

Goals set out with plan for Welsh education – read more

The WESP outlines how Wrexham Council’s Education Department and its partners will continue to answer the seven outcomes set out by Welsh Government around Welsh education.

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The seven outcomes cover areas including provision, standards of Welsh first language and Welsh second language including opportunities for learners to use Welsh socially, and workforce training and development.

The plan will be discussed by members of the Executive Board at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 11.

Once approved, the draft plan will be subject to change following feedback from the Welsh Government.

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said: “The Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) is a far-ranging and ambitious document, which sets out our visions and objectives as we continue to deliver and provide for Welsh language education.

“As the vision outlined within the WESP states, we want to enable all children and young people to be confident bilingual speakers through education provision, and to be able to live, work and socialise through the medium of Welsh.

“We aim to increase capacity for Welsh medium places within our schools, with an additional further 401 spaces to be developed across the county borough.

“We want to support learners, at all levels, to develop their Welsh language skills so they can converse and work bilingually confidently and comfortably.

“Work on the WESP has been undertaken through continued consultation with a number of stakeholders and partner organisations, and I would like to thank all of them for the work they’ve put in to its drafting.”

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Source: https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/goals-set-out-with-plan-for-welsh-education-read-more/ (Wed Aug 30th 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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