Friday, 24 September 2010

Cornish Education for Cornwall - Movyans Skolyow Meythrin

MSM offer various exciting volunteering opportunities such as:
• organising activities and excursions with the children and/or their families
• translating promotional and administrative material into Cornish (e.g. website, policies, administrative documents)
• organising fundraising events
• helping with e.g. grants application, marketing, accountancy.

Why volunteer with MSM?

MSM offers a great opportunity to learn and speak Cornish with other Cornish speakers in a friendly atmosphere. It is also the opportunity to share your love and knowledge about Cornwall with young children and their families. And for Early Years practitioners or students it is a unique opportunity to approach preschool education from a bilingual and innovative point of view.

Who can volunteer with MSM?
• You are 16 +
• You have creative skills (e.g. dancing, singing, cooking, knitting, writing poetry) and want to share them with young children between 2 and 5 and/or their families
• You speak fluent Cornish and you want to help us translate our website and official documents
• You want to organise a fundraising event, help us promote the school or help us with the school’s daily administration.
• You are an Early Years professional or student and want to help us with organising activities for the children

Equal opportunities

Movyans Skolyow Meythrin is committed in principle to the development of policies to promote equal opportunities in volunteering regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. The Karenza building where Skol Veythrin Karenza is held has the facility to welcome people with disabilities or special needs. We are also really flexible and offer to come to meet up with you to the venue that suit you best (including at home) if it is difficult for you to travel to meet up with us or vice versa. You can also volunteer from your home if that is more convenient for you.
Volunteering with MSM is more than a volunteering opportunity; it is the chance to take part in setting up the first bilingual Cornish-English preschool in Cornwall.

If you want more information about our volunteering opportunities, please call us on 07 563 775 678 or email us at ebost@movayns-;

Read about Cornish here:

The Cornish Language: Facts and Learning Resources

A review of Cornish, its history, and current status. Along with Welsh and Breton, the Cornish language is one of the Brythonic group of Celtic languages. Other Celtic languages include Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Manx which are part of the Goidelic Celtic group of languages. The Cornish language shares approximately 75% or more of its basic vocabulary with Breton and with Welsh. It shares a considerably less degree of vocabulary with Irish and with Scottish Gaelic (approximately 35%).

Cornish Never Died 

The language still exists. It is just that no fluent native speakers of the language from birth exist. The way to revive the language in its spoken form is for native Welsh-speaking volunteers to learn Cornish and teach it to the Cornish in the schools. This will ensure that the pronunciation is brought back and fluency is promoted.


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