Bilingualism / Dwyieithrwydd
Why choose a Welsh education?
One of the main benefits, is that children become proficient in Welsh through being immersed in the language by the end of secondary school. This can be a real asset in the Welsh job market, where more opportunities are open to Welsh speakers.
There are also educational benefits in learning two languages, with research showing that it helps develop cognitive skills. Children in Wales who fully immerse themselves in the learning of Cymraeg often have superior writing skills and find it easier to learn other languages as they get older, due to their grounding in two languages.
Welsh schools aren’t just about language; children also learn about, and become a part of, the country’s culture. For example, many Welsh schools compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod, an annual national youth arts festival, with children showing off their skills in disciplines ranging from dramatic presentation to street dance.