Literacy - Sports stars spread the word

3rd December 2010 at 00:00

The Assembly government has been using some of the nation's sporting heroes to inspire children to pick up a book and read.

Last month, children from St Paul's Church in Wales Primary School in Cardiff met Welsh rugby stars, including Shane Williams, who want to spread the message that reading with a child for just 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference to their ability and confidence.

Welsh football stars Gareth Bale and Chris Gunter joined pupils at Trelai Primary School in Cardiff to take part in a buddy reading session to show that reading books, comics and other material is fun, and can help raise literacy levels.

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