Have you seen these two colourful characters recently?

The Welsh Language Charter, a project to encourage the use of Welsh socially in primary schools in Wales, has welcomed two new characters. The two heroes on posters and badges will encourage children between 4 and 7 years old to use the Welsh language in the playground, at home and the classroom.

As part of the Charter, each individual school completes a baseline exercise to determine current language use before developing an action plan to work towards a bronze, silver or gold award. It encourages participation from every member of the school community - pupils, parents, school governors and the wider community. 

Communication is at the heart of modern life – growing up bilingual meant that children will be developing skills for life. You can read more about the Welsh Language Charter in your area on your local schools website.

The Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren and Sbarc, have a special song, which you can sing along with my following the lyrics in the video. The song is also available on Spotify. Thanks to Casia Wiliam, Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales, for the lyrics and Osian Williams for the music.

Seren and Sbarc Save the Universe (Cup)

Seren and Sbarc have a book! Published in collaboration with the Welsh Rugby Union, ‘Seren a Sbarc yn Achub (Cwpan) y Bydysawd’ has been written and designed by Huw Aaron and Elidir Jones.

The Welsh language book follows the adventures of Seren and Sbarc as they follow the Welsh rugby team to Japan, and try to save the Universe Cup while avoiding ninjas, robots, and robo-ninjas!

The book is being sent to primary schools across Wales, and please feel free to share with us that you have received the books via our Twitter page @SerenaSbarc.