Redruth Primary School Joins Go Cornish Cultural Program
A primary school in Redruth is one of 30 to enroll in a new cultural program that will give students a chance to learn the Cornish language.
Treloweth Primary School in Redruth, Cornwall has enrolled in the new Go Cornish program for primary schools.
Commissioned by the Cornwall Council and hosted by Golden Tree Productions, the award-winning team that created Man Engine and Kerdroya: the Cornish Landscape Labyrinth, Go Cornish aims to give every child growing up in Cornwall the opportunity to learn something from the Cornish language, and to discover the culturally rich heritage of this incredible corner of the planet.
Go Cornish is now available free to all primary schools in Cornwall, providing teachers with a bank of intercurricular learning resources, a clear framework for delivery and language support along the way.
The program requires little time or administration and is available at three award levels (Bronze, Silver, and Gold), with teachers not needing to speak Cornish themselves at the entry level.
Golden Tree said the goal was to raise awareness of the language and inspire teachers, young people and their families to have fun with Cornish both inside and outside the classroom .
Kate Evan-Hughes, Director of Education at Cornwall Council, said: âInspiring children and youth to feel connected in Cornwall is important to Cornwall’s future economic growth. Go Cornish resources will support our development of a larger curriculum and, more importantly, make language learning fun.
Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor added: âIn order to understand the Cornwall of the future, we need to understand the Cornwall of the past, and that is exactly what this program does. It perfectly brings together our heritage and our culture, of which our young people should be rightly proud. Golden Tree has done a fantastic job on this program, which will be offered to all elementary schools in Cornwall who register to participate.
Will Coleman, artistic director of Golden Tree Productions said: âGwren ni dalleth dhe omlowenhe gans Kernewek! (Let’s start having fun with Cornish â!)
To learn more about Go Cornish for Primary Schools and other Cornish language tools available for learners of all ages, visit: https://gocornish.org/.
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