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Let's have decision over school made with some real urgency; VIEWPOINTS.

TWO little girls, two best friends. They live opposite one another, went to Welsh nursery together and were inseparable.

They live within the same catchment area for their local Welsh school. One goes to Ysgol Treganna and walks to school. The other goes to the Tan-yr-Eos starter class by bus as there were no more spaces at Treganna for her.

Their little sisters will be in a similar position starting September 2010.

The situation is now dire. There are more Canton parents choosing Welsh medium education now than ever before.

Does that mean that our children should be disadvantaged as a result? We are from English speaking backgrounds in Canton and the South Wales Valleys and want to give our children the bilingual education we were unable to have.

It is unfortunate that any school needs to close but Canton kids are Canton kids and need to be fairly treated.

Any displacement of Lansdowne children will only be to a school a short walking distance away. Parents of children displaced from Treganna are expected to send them to Grangetown.

Please let the move for Treganna and Tan-yr-Eos happen as expediently as possible so that this disadvantage will discontinue and our four daughters can walk to school together from September 2011 onwards.

Any delay in decision making will be disastrous for these young children.

Lynnette Thomas, David Titterington, Ian Tarr and Bev Provis Pencisely Crescent Canton, Cardiff

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Jun 12, 2009
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