Wales Week London has partnered with 2B Enterprising to support a Welsh medium primary school in Ealing. Wales Week London, the largest annual programme of events celebrating and promoting Wales, has funded the provision of enterprise learning resources from Swansea-based education specialists, 2B Enterprising.
Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain, is the only Welsh medium primary school in the UK outside of Wales and provides primary education to pupils from Welsh families from its base in West London. Wales Week London has provided the funding for the school to receive a range of resources from 2B Enterprising that will teach the pupils essential life skills while introducing them to the concept of enterprise.
2B Enterprising created The Bumbles of Honeywood learning resources which help to teach young children about enterprise and entrepreneurship by following the Bumble Family of bees from Honeywood as they tackle a range of challenges together. As well as teaching the next generation about the world of business, the resources touch on a wide range of themes including sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.
As well as providing the resources that include books, posters, activity sheets and bee-themed products, 2B Enterprising deliver a series of lessons to the school over the course of a year. Wales Week London partnered with Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain and helped to deliver the first lesson at the end of last year. The second lesson was delivered on 2nd March by Welsh language delivery leader Ffion Powell as part of the many events taking place during Wales Week London.
The session was based on the book ‘Hornet Scramble’ with the young people participating in an activity that asked them to consider what makes a good friend and how they can be more thoughtful, considerate and encouraging of their peers.
Jayne Brewer, CEO of 2B Enterprising, comments: “The partnership between Wales Week London and Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain is totally unique, and we’re thrilled that they are supporting the school to receive these fantastic resources which are fully bilingual.
“2B Enterprising has been working with schools through Wales and the rest of the UK for more than a year now and by working with corporate partners like Wales Week London, our enterprise education resources are now in more than 200 Welsh primary schools. As the only UK-based Welsh medium school outside of Wales, it’s so vital that the school receives the same experiences as their counterparts in Wales and we know that the children have thoroughly enjoyed their encounters with the Bumbles of Honeywood so far.
“We are proud to be involved in Wales Week London and want to thank Dan Langford and Mike Jordon for their support and input at Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain. It’s a fantastic opportunity to put a growing Welsh company like ours in front of new audiences and we look forward to working together more in the future.”
Dan Langford, Chair of Wales Week London adds: “It is a great pleasure to support the only Welsh medium school in London by providing them with a complete set of bilingual resources from a Welsh company that is making waves across the UK. 2B Enterprising’s unique approach to matching schools and businesses to create meaningful partnerships that will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs is impressive. Wales Week London’s mission is to shine a spotlight on Welsh businesses in the capital and we hope that 2B Enterprising gains the recognition it deserves from new audiences.”
Primary schools throughout the UK can apply to receive The Bumbles of Honeywood resources and are able to access them by being partnered with a local business who can also bring insights from their own organisation into the school to elevate the learning experience even further.
To find out more about the Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain Wales Week London event visit https://walesweek.london/whats-on/the-bumbles-of-honeywood-ysgol-gymraeg-llundain