Rhyl Fire Station promotes the Welsh Language to young familiesPosted
Young children in the Rhyl and surroundings area are invited to visit Rhyl Fire Station on Thursday 20th November for a day of fun.
North Wales Fire and Rescue is working in partnership with Twf, Mudiad Meithrin and Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych to host a day of various activities such as crafts, story time, meet Peppa Pig and Dewin and a tour of the Rhyl Fire Station all through the medium of Welsh.
Nici Sion, Translator and Welsh Language Officer for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: "As a Service we continuously promote the Welsh Language and by hosting this event at Rhyl Fire Station we are able to demonstrate to the visitors that our staff are bilingual and the benefits of learning Welsh when you are looking for work. This is the second event - we held the first a year ago and it was a real success with hundreds of young children enjoying the day. We hope that this year's event will be as successful."
Elin Jones, Twf's Field Officer for North Denbighshire, said "We are delighted to be able to take part in an event like this with the support of the Fire and Rescue Service.
"If you are a parent or parent to be it is important to consider what languages you want to introduce to your child. Choosing and making an early decision to introduce Welsh is an important one - for parents, for the child and for the whole family. The best advice is to start as soon as possible and to take advantage of the support that is available locally. There are so many advantages to being able to speak more than one language - Welsh opens doors and provides more opportunities in the workplace.
"All parents of babies or small children are welcome to join us - come and have fun with your child in Welsh!"
Sessions are available for parents and children to attend at 10.30am or 1pm. The Rhyl Fire Station is located on Coast Road, Rhyl.
Anyone is welcome to attend.