Fifteen Welsh-medium schools in Denbighshire came together to Ruthin Castle recently to celebrate their language charter success.
The Language Charter is a scheme that is currently funded by Welsh Government and is active across Wales. Its aim is to increase the children's social use of Welsh by inspiring them to use their Welsh in all aspects of their lives.
The Charter requires participation from all members of the school community, pupils, parents, governors and the wider community to ensure full ownership of it. Schools are expected to network with each other and work with other agencies to achieve the goal.
The awards ceremony was organised by Denbighshire’s Welsh Advisory Team. Certificates were presented to the fifteen schools: Ysgol Dewi Sant (Rhyl), Twm o'r Nant (Denbigh), Pen Barras (Ruthin), Bro Cinmeirch (Llanrhaeadr), Pant Pastynog (Prion), Tremeirchion, Betws GG, Bro Elwern (Gwyddelwern) Carreg Emlyn (Cyffylliog and Clocaenog), Gwernant (Llangollen), Pentrecelyn, Bro Dyfrdwy (Llandrillo) , Henllan and Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
During the morning a brand new Welsh ap quiz was called Ap Sialens. The Ap was created as a result of networking between the fifteen schools and Cwmni Sbectol Cyf, Menter Iaith and the Welsh Language Advisory Team.
Discussion was held at an initial meeting on the requirements of the Charter accreditation and the way to increase the social use of pupils of the language together with the use of technology through the medium of Welsh. It was decided to create a Welsh Language Quiz with pupils creating appropriate questions on different topics of interest. Cwmni Sbectol was commissioned to create the Ap and Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych was also invited to assist with the work. The designers' work was launched in the form of a new Ap during the Awards ceremony at Ruthin Castle.
A competition was held for pupils to create a logo for the Ap and the award winning logo was designed by Katie Parton of Ysgol Carreg Emlyn. Katie is now a pupil in Year 7 Ysgol Brynhyfryd and was delighted to be rewarded for her work during the launch.
Posted on Wednesday 11th October 2017