3 October 2022
Parents in the Welshpool area considering a bilingual education for their child will have an opportunity to tour the new Welsh-medium school that is being built in the town.
Powys County Council is building a new 150-place school for Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng which will include early years and community facilities.
The school has organised an open day on Friday, October 14 where there will be a chance to tour the new school building as well as speak to parents who have chosen a Welsh-medium education for their child. School leaders will also explain the benefits and experiences that Welsh-medium education can offer.
The open day, which will be held between 1:30-4pm, is aimed for parents who have children starting primary school in September 2023 and are considering Welsh-medium education.
Places are limited so booking is required. To book your place at the open day contact Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng by emailing [email protected] or call 01938 552005.
The new school, which is being constructed by Wynne Construction, combines the old and the new which will provide the pupils of Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng and the community of Welshpool with fantastic facilities whilst maintaining the presence of the iconic Ysgol Maesydre.
Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: “We are committed to improving access to Welsh-medium provision across all key stages of education in Powys and want to increase the opportunities for children and young people in the county, and those who move into the county, to become fully bilingual.
“The new build for Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng is an important project to help us achieve this and help deliver our Welsh in Education Strategic Plan.
“I’m delighted that this open day has been arranged as it will provide a great opportunity for parents considering Welsh-medium education for their child to see the new school and to hear from parents and teachers at Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng talking about the benefits and experiences Welsh-medium education can offer.”
Angharad Davies, Headteacher of Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng, said: “Across Wales more and more parents are choosing a Welsh-medium education for their children so that they can become bilingual and fluent in Welsh and English.
“Although parents don’t need to be able to speak Welsh for their children to attend Welsh-medium education, we understand that parents will have many questions about Welsh-medium education and how schools will support them as well as their children.
“This open day is a fantastic opportunity to hear from staff and parents about Welsh-medium education and the benefits that a bilingual education can provide.”
To find out more about Welsh-medium education in Powys, visit Destination bilingual.