Lesotho - Wales Links
Visit of ‘M’e Letsie and Ntate Lebasa from Moyeni High School in Lesotho
From 30th May to 6th June 2015, for the seventh year running, Ysgol Glan-y-Môr had the honour to host two teachers, ‘M’e Letsie and Ntate Lebasa from Moyeni High School in Lesotho. A variety of events was organised both at school and in our local area for them to get a taste of life in Wales: all students had the opportunity to meet with our visitors and exchange on cultural matters in both Lesotho and Wales with a special focus on how bilingualism forms part of one's identity in Lesotho and Wales. A Year 7 class took part in a letter-writing activity and replied to their counterparts in Lesotho. Some students in Years 8 & 9 represented Glan-y-Môr’s link in a national celebration event, Mokete, in Cardiff with other schools also actively involved in the Lesotho-Wales Link.
Jennifer Grant – Year 8: “I have thorougly enjoyed meeting our visitors! Taking part in the Mokete was really fun and I am so happy to have been part of it!”
Charlie Hall – Year 8: “I was so impressed with the way the people of Lesotho can sing and dance! I have enjoyed today!”
Jackson White – Year 10: “Thank you for coming to visit us! I hope you have enjoyed your week at Glan-y-Môr and I hope to see you soon!”
‘M’e Letsie – Teacher of Moyeni H.S.: “Thank you very much for this week! We are so proud to see and experience what ‘Glan-y-Moyeni’ [name of the link between Glan-y-Môr and Moyeni High School] means to our students, staff and local communities! Long live the link!”
Ntate Lebasa – Teacher of Moyeni H.S.: “The Welsh weather was too cold for us but the welcome received from people at Glan-y-Môr warmed us up straight away! Thank you for everything and see you soon in Lesotho!”