Cornish Language exam successes celebrated

No less than 89 people have successfully passed the Cornish language exams set by Kesva an Taves Kernewek, the Cornish Language Board, in the current year. Results just published point to a very successful year and a continuing rise in interest in the Cornish language. These students represent part of a much larger number of people learning at all levels. Students come from a wide range of places, with many learning from outside Cornwall, including Russia, Poland, New Zealand and Spain. ‘It is great to see so many people learning and enjoying our language and becoming speakers of Cornish’ said Maureen Pierce, Secretary of Kesva an Taves Kernewek. ‘The expansion of classes held over Zoom in the past couple of years has made it easier for those living outside Cornwall to take up the language, while the number of people in Cornwall who are learning has also risen, making the future for Cornish brighter than ever.’

Classes re-start in September and anyone inspired to start their journey to speaking Cornish, or simply wanting to learn a little bit can find details of classes for 2022-23, both in-person and online on

Keslowena (congratulations) to one and all!

Examination successes

1st Grade Wendy Trevennor, Cornwall Dewi Rhys-Jones, Wales Robynne Sanderson, Australia Toby Howes, Wales Sarah Harrison, Cornwall Jenny Crowe, Cornwall Laura Opel, Cornwall Elizabeth Frederick-Preece, Cornwall Tristan Veryan, Cornwall Cameron Kelso, England Cath Fincher, England Elizabeth Gill, Cornwall Christopher Gill, Cornwall Jacqueline Dymond, Cornwall Graeme Plunkett, Cornwall Jo White, Cornwall Mike Thomas, England Ross Crichton, Scotland Hannah Elford, Cornwall Graham Wormald, Cornwall Alan Wood, Cornwall Jowan Nute, New Zealand Rachel Moseley, England Barry Calder, England Joanna Grzybowska, Cornwall Piotr Szczepankiewicz, Poland Debbie Darling, England Eddie Murt, Cornwall Helen Musser, Cornwall Amanda Harris, Cornwall Arina Parkhomova, Russia Jonathan Henwood, England

Grade 2 Louis James, Spain Jane Cunio, England Jim Holton, USA Harriet Cooper, England Terry Moyle, England Richard Simcott, England Bridget Collinge, England Yvonne Frankson, Cornwall Jonathan Ryan, Cornwall Mandy Potts, Cornwall Vincent Roddy, N Ireland Carolyn Allen, Cornwall Steve Waring, Cornwall Rhiannon Thompson, England Roger Doo, Cornwall Angela Roberts, Cornwall David Fieldsend, Cornwall Lee Mason, England Lucy Ellis, Cornwall Gulliver Griswood-Cambell, England

Grade 3 Linda Beskeen, Cornwall Jerry Forbes, Cornwall Steve Waite, England Gem Prout, England Adam Wheeler, Cornwall CharlieFripp, Cornwall Dafydd Cadog, Cornwall Christina Lake, Cornwall Suzanne Elliott, England Martinvan Staeyen, Cornwall Emma Jenkin, Cornwall Alexandre Le Gall, Spain

Grade 4 Kim Hopewell, Cornwall Sue Dustow, Cornwall Carole Street, Cornwall David Pollard, England Davyth Fear, Wales Cam Andrever, England Will Orchard, Cornwall Johanna Harvey, England Diana Trudgeon, Cornwall Paul Tyreman, Cornwall Fiona O’Cleirigh, Cornwall Rita Nield, Cornwall Deborah Pollard, Cornwall Melanie Frankell, Cornwall Ivor Frankell, Cornwall Raymond Bridgewater, Cornwall