Sabbatical Scheme Prizegiving
5 October 2015
The Sabbatical Scheme for Welsh Language Training held its annual prizegiving ceremony in the Main Building of Cardiff University on Thursday 1 October 2015.
The event, hosted by broadcaster Nia Parry, was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the practitioners and present certificates to those who attended the 2014-15 courses.
The Sabbatical Scheme for Welsh Language Training offers language courses for primary and secondary school teachers, classroom assistants and lecturers. The aim of the courses, which are funded by Welsh Government, is to increase the supply of practitioners who can teach through the medium of Welsh or bilingually. The courses also provide an opportunity for continual specialist professional development in the field of education.
Lowri Davies, the Scheme’s Manager in Cardiff, said: “It was wonderful to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate what the practitioners have achieved and to hear them speaking Welsh confidently with each other.”
The event was also an opportunity to celebrate the success of a former practitioner, Stuart Blackmore, who has recently published a book, Gardd Mewn Tref. The book collated and records Welsh terms in the field of gardening and Stuart thanked the Sabbatical Scheme for giving him the confidence to write in Welsh.
The courses are available at several language levels in locations across Wales. Cardiff University’s School of Welsh offer beginners, entry and upper levels and the courses run at the School, University of South Wales Treforest Campus and Gwent College. The courses are free and all supply costs and travel expenses are met by Welsh Government.
For more information about the Sabbatical Scheme, please contact Cadi Thomas.