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11 October 2012

Blues star Rhys tackles tough questions at Cardiff and Vale College

Up and coming Cardiff Blues star Rhys Patchell recently visited Cardiff and Vale College for a bilingual question and answer session to encourage young people to learn Welsh.

Rhys came to the College’s Colcot Road site in Barry to be interviewed bilingually by two students, Amy Marsh and George Payne. He talked about his life, career, his pride in being Welsh and the Welsh language. Rhys also spoke of his passion for Wales and his commitment to encouraging all young people to develop their Welsh language skills.

Rhys then took part in a question and answer session with a group of Pathways to Apprenticeships Sport students. There he answered questions from “What would you do if you didn’t play rugby?” – Rhys would be a teacher – to “What went wrong last week?”

The Q&A was filmed for the College’s website by Digital Media student James Huntley and tutor David Poole.

“Rhys answered all questions really clearly and had time for everyone,” Cardiff and Vale College Bilingual Mentor Rhianwen Davies said. “It was an absolute pleasure to have him with us, and we would like to thank Rhys for coming and spending his time with our students.”

Cardiff and Vale College, a proud sponsor of the Cardiff Blues, aims to support and promote the Welsh language through tutorial support, bilingual courses, additional qualifications in Welsh, and courses to improve written and spoken Welsh. The College also offers opportunities to socialise in Welsh through enrichment activities such as sporting activities and shopping trips.