Welsh and Cornish Should be Taught in English Schools

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah has called for a wider expression of multiculturalism with the cultures of the Celtic countries being avaiable as part of the wide-stream English education system.

He made his statement at the National Eisteddfod of Wales which he visited earlier this month.

He said:

“Hindi, Chinese and French are taught [in schools], so why not Welsh? And why not Cornish? They’re part of our culture,”

His comments were widely reported in Wales and Cornwall (see links):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b066vgrq/eisteddfod-2015

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33840692

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-language-should-taught-schools-9824473

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news-room/media-releases/news-from-2015/news-from-august-2015/benjamin-zephaniah-calls-for-welsh-and-cornish-to-be-taught-in-schools-in-england/

Issued by the Celtic News

20/08/15

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