Clubs Welsh Promise
We are delighted to announce that the Welsh Language Commissioner’s office has endorsed our Welsh Club Promise, which builds on the excellent work already being done through our Work Welsh project to support clubs to use more Welsh in their settings.
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs recognises the importance of developing the Welsh language and is proud of taking an active role in contributing to the Welsh Governments target of 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050.
As part of our commitment, we have developed a Welsh language promise for settings.
We at Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs understand that starting out on a journey of working towards the Active Offer can be a daunting prospect, therefore, we have developed a Welsh promise journey especially for Out of School Childcare clubs.
The aim of the promise is to support settings from the first steps (Bronze) through to the final steps (Gold). Throughout these promises, settings will be able to actively show that they are working towards the Active Offer with the possibility of providing the Active Offer and applying for the Cynnig Cymraeg Welsh Language Commissioner recognition upon the completion of the Gold promise.
The promise is in 3 tiers, a brief overview is below, full details are within each level;
- Bronze- in this promise you will be making your first steps and promising to actively build foundations to begin implementing the Welsh language into your setting. Achievement through self-assessment.
- Silver- at this stage you are well on your way and are promising to ensure the Welsh language is seen and heard during daily routines in your setting and more Welsh language opportunities are given to service users. Achievement through evidence to Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs.
- Gold – The final stage. After implementing the Bronze and Silver into your setting the final stage is that you promise that the Welsh language will be embraced and embedded into the day to day running of your setting. Actively offering the Welsh language without service users having to ask for it. Achievement through Welsh Language Commissioners Office.
A certificate will be awarded on completion of each level.
An ‘Active Offer’ simply means providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it. The Welsh language should be as visible as the English language. It means creating a change in culture that takes the responsibility off the service user to ask for a service through the medium of Welsh.