The Welsh Language Charter, a project to encourage the use of Welsh socially in primary schools in Wales, has welcomed two new characters. The two heroes on posters and badges will encourage children between 4 and 7 years old to use the Welsh language in the playground, at home and the classroom.
As part of the Charter, each individual school completes a baseline exercise to determine current language use before developing an action plan to work towards a bronze, silver or gold award. It encourages participation from every member of the school community - pupils, parents, school governors and the wider community.
Communication is at the heart of modern life – growing up bilingual meant that children will be developing skills for life. You can read more about the Welsh Language Charter in your area on your local schools website.
The Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren and Sbarc, have a special song, which you can sing along with my following the lyrics in the video. The song is also available on Spotify. Thanks to Casia Wiliam, Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales, for the lyrics and Osian Williams for the music.