Being (at least) bilingual is not only a communication skill. Access to both languages helps unlock Wales' rich and unique literature, geography, democracy, history and culture. To have knowledge, experience and understanding of these supports learners to be active and successful citizens in contemporary Wales.
The simple objective of the Language Charter is to provide a clear framework which can be used to promote and increase the use of Welsh by children in a whole school context. The Charter aims to promote a strong Welsh ethos in our school and to provide a range of enriching activities that propel the children to enjoy learning Welsh.
The Language Charter exhorts participation from every member of the school community. Members of the school workforce and council, the pupils and their parents, school governors and the wider community are all encouraged to take full ownership of it. The Criw Cymraeg (Welsh crew) are instrumental in leading and driving the Language Charter forward at Gwernyfed High School.