QUOTE FROM THE MAYOR OF WREXHAM
“On visiting the launch of Languages Go Global in Wales on 29 March, I must say how impressed both the Mayoress and I were with the overall scheme as it covered both marketing and language learning. The enthusiasm of the children, and indeed the whole team was so impressive, that we decided to re-visit later in the day to see the results of the scheme. We had a fabulous day and I am sure a lot was learned about the importance of language learning.”
QUOTE FROM ALED ROBERTS, AM FOR NORTH WALES
“Recent figures suggest that fewer students are studying modern languages in Wales. If Wales is to develop into a modern nation and a good place to do business, then we need to reverse this decline and develop youngsters with skills in a number of languages.
“I welcome this launch at St. Joseph’s High School, which will encourage students to learn a new language whilst also having fun.”
QUOTE FROM IAN LUCAS, MP FOR WREXHAM
“Foreign languages are very important. As well as being M.P. for Wrexham, I am also Shadow Minster for Africa and the Middle East and most days I am made very aware that other countries have far more success in promoting foreign languages than ours does. We have to get better at communicating with other countries in order to compete in a global economy and to cope with all the different threats to world security. We also need to make sure that other countries see that we are ready to make the effort to learn about other languages and cultures. I wish you every success with the ‘Go Global’ Launch and am sorry I cannot be with you.”