Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister Simon Thomas has promised that a second term of a Plaid Cymru Welsh Government would ensure the Foundation Phase was available in Welsh for all.
The Mid and West AM said:
“Plaid Cymru in our second term of government would ensure the Foundation Phase was available in Welsh for all.
“As Education Minister my intention would be to pilot a second and third language in primary schools.
“We would want to re-vamp the teaching of Welsh as a second language to pupils after 14 so we teach useful skills like Welsh in the workplace.
“I’m one of the few people who is fluent in Welsh despite being educated through the medium of English. We want to break the link between deprivation and lack of attainment.
“Learning two languages increases the capability in other subjects like maths. Bilingual education increases performance across the curriculum.”