- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Latest News
The event saw thousands of children in Wales mark the day by taking part in reading activities and events.
BookTrust Cymru also announced that they will be extending their Welsh Labour Government supported Pori Drwy Stori programme, aimed at every 4-5 year old pupil in maintained schools, to cover numeracy. The pilot will run from June, when teachers will receive brand new numeracy games to use with their classes and pupils will be able to take a magazine home which they can use to practice their skills over the summer holiday.
The Welsh Government also provides funding for Booktrust Cymru’s Bookstart programme, which gives free bilingual book packs to every child in Wales at nine-months and two-years-old, and the Letterbox Club programme which provides looked-after children aged 7-13 with free books and resources.
The Welsh Books Council is also promoting a range of discounted books for World Book Day, including titles from their Stori Sydyn/Quick Reads range, which is supported by the Welsh Government.