Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

Y Senedd

Learning about the National Assembly for Wales is essential in understanding what the issues are facing people in Wales and what they can do to address those issues. The issues that link us locally often link us globally. Global citizenship involves asking questions and critical thinking, exploring local- global connections and providing learners with opportunities to make informed views and have their voices heard. All our activities emphasise these core elements. By discussing the real life issues that Assembly Members debate learners will develop skills in critical and creative thinking, reasoning and communication.

If you wish to discuss how we can support your work please contact the Assembly’s Education and Youth Engagement team on 0300 200 6565.

The National Assembly for Wales also offers a range of free services and resources for pupils studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.

Arrange an Outreach Skills Workshop at Your School

This hour-length workshop focuses on the reliability of different sources of information, from Wikipedia to government statements. After looking at some of the pitfalls of research, students will learn about the information available from public bodies, locally and nationally, and how Freedom of Information works. They will also get the opportunity to role play an Assembly committee and scrutinise a recent Bill or petition, using some of the skills they have learned.

More general workshops about the work of the National Assembly are also available.

To arrange for an outreach education officer to visit your school, phone 0300 200 6565 or email contact@assembly.wales.

The National Assembly for Wales Outreach Education team also works in partnership with Aberystwyth University Department of International Politics and the National Library of Wales to provide Welsh Baccalaureate experience days, consisting of several skills-based workshops. For more information about these go to:

Aberystwyth University – Support for the Welsh Baccalaureate (external link)

Visit Cardiff Bay

Welsh Baccalaureate education visits cater for a maximum of 48 pupils, and consist of a debate in Siambr Hywel (our dedicated youth debating chamber), a classroom-based scrutiny activity and a tour of the Senedd. Schools are welcome to choose and prepare their own topic of debate in advance, or take part in a debate chaired by an education officer on a topic that has been discussed recently by Assembly Members.

£1 / per mile travel subsidy is available if commuting further than 10 miles.

Further information about booking a visit can be found here:

Book a visit to Cardiff Bay

Arrange Your Own Event

Siambr Hywel, Pierhead and the Senedd can also be booked as a venues for your Global Choices conference. For further guidance and terms and conditions, please click on the link below:

Organise an event (external link)