Welsh language 'could dwindle' - parent
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Brecon parent fears school Welsh stream switch could hit language

Sian Drinan and her son Berwyn are worried switching the Welsh medium stream at Brecon High School 20 miles away to Builth Wells will hit the language in the area.

Powys Council wants to close the Welsh stream at Brecon High School and centralise education through the Welsh language in Builth Wells High School.

It said pupil numbers have decreased to such a low level that the provision of a Welsh medium stream is unviable.

A total of 19 children are currently educated in the Welsh medium stream, down from 67 in 2010-11.

But Ms Drinan says the language could dwindle in the area if there pupils are forced to travel.

  • 14 Mar 2017
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