Newsletter – January 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to update you about Routes Cymru events, activities and developments for 2017.


Spelling Bee After the initial difficulties with the transfer of the Spelling Bee, everything is now up and running.  There is an updated teachers pack and reduced word list available on

Thank you for your patience during this transition period. The closing dates of school rounds are:


Event Date
Closing date for class and school round 1 competition 17/02/17
Closing date for final school round 07/04/17
National final tbc


A Level Film and Literature Masterclass Registrations are now open for this years A level Film and Literature masterclasses. Masterclasses will cover titles from the new A level specification. To you’re your place


Recordings from last year’s masterclasses from the legacy specification are available on our website


PLA training

Pupil Language Ambassador training days are now available for booking. Four training days are available, one per educational consortia. Up to 5 pupils from your school can be selected for trained. Spaces are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please register your places here


A new scheme called LingoMap has been launched this year.  This is a successor to the Adopt a Class scheme. LingoMap is an interactive map showing locations of our students on their 3rd year abroad.  The students have been tasked with blogging about GCSE specific topics throughout the year.  For example Self and Others, Health and Fitness etc. A Blog timetable is available online so you can track who will be writing what and when.  It’s a wonderful resource and we hope you make use of it.  Any feedback will be welcome.

Maths Bee

We are running a pilot scheme with 6 schools primary schools in South Wales.  Similar to the Spelling Bee, this competition aims to increase pupils knowledge of Modern Languages through numeracy tests. Careers Talks and Fairs

Our new cohort of Student Language Ambassadors are trained and ready to support your school.  To book an SLA please go to our website

Contact us

If you would like to contact a member of the Routes Cymru team please see our Contacts page on our website.

We look forward to working with you in 2017 and we would like to thank you for your continued support.


Kind regards.


The Routes Cymru team