Nov 05

Cardiff seizes the opportunity to create a 21st Century curriculum

Cardiff Council has held Education is Everybody’s Business Convention 2018, seizing the opportunity to shape a new curriculum for Wales. 

Welsh Government will be piloting a new curriculum from 2019, which will be used throughout Wales by 2022. It will have more emphasis on equipping young people for life, building their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively. 

Almost 300 people were at the Cardiff Council convention, which brought educators together with children and young people, and representatives from the private, public and voluntary sectors, providing a greater understanding of what is important when it comes to delivering a new curriculum.  Employers who have pledged support for Cardiff Commitment including Renishaw plc, Cardiff Hoteliers Association, IQE, Microsoft and Specsavers were amongst exhibiting businesses. From showcasing emerging technologies to promoting school engagement programmes, exhibitions provided a catalyst for conversations about the future and created opportunities for schools and partners to work together.

Speaking at the event, Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, said: “I want this to be the start of a wider civic conversation about the future of education in our city. We have a once in a generation opportunity to modernise what is taught, and how it is taught.

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