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Caerphilly celebrates Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae

Posted on : 12 Oct 2017

Caerphilly celebrates Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae
CCBC staff supporting Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae
Caerphilly council staff will join thousands of people and organisations across Wales to take part in Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae (Sunday 15th October).
Caerphilly County Borough Council have taken great strides to become a bilingual authority as part of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. Encouraging staff, the community and schools to take part in days like Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae offers an opportunity to celebrate the Welsh language.
Schools across the county have been invited to take part in an art competition to design a Rugby shirt showing what Wales means to them and including the word “Shwmae” or “Su’mae” in the picture. The pupil with the winning design will be presented with a rugby shirt which will include their unique design and will be presented to the school on the lead up to the 2018 Six Nations Rugby Tournament.

The Library Service are also taking part in the day by displaying all of the shirt designs on screens in the four main libraries over the weekend. They will also by demonstrating their range of Welsh resources by creating in house displays and making short videos of staff members and customers saying Shwmae in colourful selfie frames to feature on their Twitter page.
Cllr Barbara Jones, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Policy commented, “We are keen to engage with staff and the wider community to promote the Welsh language. We already have a huge amount of staff who are undertaking training to learn or improve upon their Welsh language skills. Celebrating Dirwrnod Shwmae Su’mae has offered a great opportunity to promote the language further and really engage with the community.”
For more information about the Welsh Language and Policy information please visit the equalities pages 

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