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Carmarthenshire County Council is proposing merging Ysgol Y Gwendraeth and Maes Yr Yrfa schools.
We, the undersigned, back the 2B option. We believe a Category 2B school offers pupils in the area an opportunity for a TRULY BILINGUAL education.
A Category 2B school means that school pupils get a CHOICE of Welsh OR English for their education. The other options presented by the Council only cater to those wanting a Welsh-medium education.
The options offered by the council are as follows:
1. A Category 2A school on two sites. [80% of subjects must be through Welsh, meaning that science and maths may be offered in English as well as Welsh.]
2. A Category 1 school on two sites. [This means no English except in English lessons.]
3. A Category 1 OR 2A school pupils on one site.
AS OF FEBRUARY 25TH: A 4th option is offered - a category 2B school on 2 sites. This would mean at least 80% of subjects (excluding Welsh and English) are taught through the medium of Welsh but are also taught through the medium of English. We believe this is the only sensible option for the Gwendraeth Valley.