HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 cc464-5W

asked the President of the Board of Education what has been the result of the change lately introduced into Welsh schools, in accordance with which infants are taught through the medium of Welsh in cases where Welsh is their mother tongue?


It has been the practice for some years past in many of the schools in Wales to utilise, as far as possible, the Welsh language when it is the mother tongue, particularly in the instruction of infants, and the practice has gra- dually extended as its educational value has become better appreciated. His Majesty's inspectors report that the results are entirely satisfactory, and tend to the development of greater intelligence and the speedier acquisition of English.