The UK Parliament in Westminster has launched its online learning platform in Welsh allowing teachers, students and community groups to access a range of learning resources delivered in the Welsh language. The new platform hosts bilingual content and allows groups to book community outreach sessions and workshops delivered in Welsh.
David Clark, Head of Engagement and Education at the UK Parliament, said:
“Whilst Parliament remains closed to non-essential visitors, we’re delighted that we can now offer remote learning and resources in Welsh.”
Virginia Crosbie, MP for Ynys Môn, added:
“I recently wrote to all the schools on Anglesey offering to visit them once Covid restrictions permit. Unfortunately, this seems unlikely in the near future and so I am pleased that the UK Parliament has chosen this time to launch these important resources in Welsh. It also underlines the UK Government’s commitment to promoting and sustaining the Welsh language. It is important that children learn about democracy and democratic processes from an early age and I hope that local schools will take up the opportunity to access the UK Parliament’s learning tools.
“I was delighted last week to be asked to answer questions by a group of year 12 students at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern. The breadth of subjects they covered and the thoughtfulness behind the questions was fantastic and I hope that they will enjoy my video response. I welcome the opportunity to engage directly with other schools on the island in a similar way until visits are permitted again.”
Ms Crosbie has sent details of the platform to all the schools on Anglesey. For further information about the resource, please visit https://learning.parliament.uk/cy/