Go Cornish Charter: Calling All Primary Schools

Posted on February 16th, 2021

We are developing something ‘pur varthys’ (really amazing) for the young people of Kernow and you can help. Get on board the Go Cornish Charter for Primary Schools.

For four years, Golden Tree Productions has supported in delivering the Cornish language to schools through our Tales from Porth resources. At different points in the year, we worked alongside ‘cluster groups’ of schools with our activities culminating in Cornish language family trails such as ‘Nadelik Lyskerrys’ (Liskeard Christmas) and ‘Para Pennsans’ (Penzance Crew). However, we couldn’t be there all year round to help schools progress further in their language learning, and the ‘Go Cornish Charter’ is our cunning plan to change that.

“Every child growing up in Cornwall deserves the opportunity to learn something of the Cornish language, and to discover the culturally rich heritage of our amazing patch of the planet.”

Will Coleman, Artistic Director of Golden Tree Productions

The pandemic and home schooling gave us a period of reflection to really interrogate our processes, aims and ambitions. As a result, we have been commissioned by Cornwall Council to mastermind the Go Cornish Charter for primary schools. We believe the programme will bring the Cornish language to life both inside and outside the classroom, providing a clear framework to celebrate the language in fun and immersive ways.

The Charter will be FREE to take part in, teachers don’t need to speak Cornish themselves to achieve the Bronze award, and everything you need will be made available to you with little time commitment or admin, allowing you to accommodate it easily into your already packed school day.

Before rolling out the Go Cornish Charter in primary schools across Cornwall, we would like your help! If you work in a primary school or multi academy trust setting, we invite you to take part in our Charter questionnaire. This will ensure that what we are developing is ‘ober da’ (proper job), and that schools get the most out of their Go Cornish experience.

Every survey completed gets a free Billy and the Man Engine book for their school library (max. 2 per school).

Click here to take part in the Go Cornish Charter questionnaire.