VISITORS to Broughton Shopping Park are being encouraged to give their children the gift of Welsh.
On Monday Bethan Williams – a local field officer with the Tf project which is funded by Welsh Government to encourage parents to raise their children bilingually – will be on hand to explain why the future of the Welsh language lies with the children and young people of Wales.
They will be giving out a free ‘Pass on the Gift of Welsh’ bag, containing a CD of Welsh nursery rhymes.
Bethan said: “We believe that learning Welsh from birth lays firm foundations for a child to become bilingual, gives him or her a head start when learning to read and count, enriches the child’s Welsh identity, gives them a better chance of gaining employment when older and makes it easier to learn other languages.”
Colin Gilligan, manager of Broughton Shopping Park, added: “We have always put the encouragement of the Welsh language at the heart of the shopping park with bilingual signage and the presence in most of the retailers of people who speak Welsh, so I am looking forward to the success of Monday’s event.”