Important – fantastic opportunity may be possible!
Have you considered moving to Welsh Medium education?
Welsh-medium immersion course
What if we said your child could have the opportunity to be fluent in Welsh and fully bilingual?
It may be possible to start a new immersion course for primary phase pupils here at Ysgol Llanfyllin.
It’s not too late to benefit from bilingual education
Ysgol Llanfyllin would like to offer English speaking pupils the chance to learn Welsh and become fluent in the language. The school would like to provide pupils with an intensive introductory course to develop their skills in Welsh. If you decide to attend the programme, your child would follow an accelerated special programme of study and then study in Welsh stream alongside other pupils.
What if my child doesn’t speak Welsh?
The course is an opportunity to give pupils an effective injection of basic language skills. These skills are then built upon in every area of school life.
What are the advantages for my child by taking part in this project?
Short term advantages
- Improving fluency in Welsh.
- Promoting the ability to use Welsh in a variety of situations.
- Developing thinking skills
Long term advantages
- A wider range of opportunities in the work place for young bilingual adults.
How will I know that my child is coping within this situation?
Below are some comments by pupils and parents across Wales
“My parents were worried at the start but now they’re pleased”
“I would say you’ve got nothing to lose. At the end of the day you’ve got a child who is fluent in Welsh”
“I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s incredible how they pick the language up”
“It’s a second chance to choose Welsh medium education. It opens a new door for them. It does not only teach them a new language but involves them in Welsh culture”
To express interest, please complete the form below;
To find out more about Welsh-medium education in Powys, visit http://en.powys.gov.uk/schools and click on Destination Bilingual.
**Confirmation of this will be dependant on interest.