University of Wales Trinity Saint David was delighted to welcome Education Secretary Kirsty Williams AM to the university’s Yr Athrofa to inspire the next generation of classroom teachers.

The Cabinet Secretary met student-teachers at the university’s Townhill campus and took part in a live question and answer session with students, staff and school-based colleagues.

She was also given an update on the university’s radical new approach to teacher education during her visit by Vice-chancellor Professor Medwin Hughes and Professor Dylan Jones, Dean of Yr Athrofa (Institute of Education.)

Addressing the students, the Cabinet Secretary said:

“Together we are all responsible for ensuring that every young person in Wales has an equal opportunity to reach the highest standards. You are the new generation of teachers, the agents of change, changing lives and making a difference.

“I wouldn’t be standing here today if it wasn’t for my history teacher. He changed my life. He saw something in me and that sparked me to do something. You have the opportunity to do just that too.”