Following the success of Wales, Europe & the World in Cardiff last month, we took the event up to North Wales where one of our partner university’s kindly hosted the day.
We are pleased to report that the day quickly received lots of bookings and we therefore welcomed over 300 14-19 year olds to take part in a full day of activities. We worked very closely with staff at Glyndŵr University and the Europe Direct Centre in Llangollen to put together a programme of interesting and fun workshops which included Swedish and Japanese tasters, Language games and opportunities to learn about working and studying abroad.
This event was also one of a series of events being run by the European Commission to mark the 2010: Year Against Poverty and Social Exclusion. Some students were very fortunate to attend workshops that focused on this topic that were delivered by a member of the European Commission who joined us from Brussels.
During the lunch break, pupils had the opportunity to visit the exhibition and chat to representatives from 13 organisations including Universities, the British Council and local businesses.
We are very pleased that this second Wales, Europe & the World event was just as successful as the first and all went home having had a fun-packed and informative day.
Routes Cymru would like to thank all partners whose help and hard work made both Wales, Europe & the World events such excellent days. Together we have hopefully inspired a few of our budding young linguists to have a think about their options and where their language skills could take them in the future.