Rob Jones
(World of Words fundraiser, tutor and administrator)

The bond between World of Words and Cwmclydach Primary has provided many highlights.

Cwmclydach Primary go beyond the course of duty in order to offer their throng the best of everything they do and WOW is pleased to play a role in this caring and sharing attitude and application. The school has a genuine stake in our participation and this is so pleasing to have points of contact to both communicate and exchange details.

WOW i.e. www.worldofwords.educationhas spread its wings offering their bespoke services mainly to the upper tier of children in years 5 and 6. There has been learning and nurturing opportunities via daytime classes while a range of personalities introduced by WOW have interacted with students from across the school.

The guests WOW has welcomed over the last few years, include:

Author and poet, Jenny Sullivan

Paralympian, Rhys Jones

Artist, poet and TV/radio broadcaster, Sion Tomos Owen

Magistrate and writer, Lynne Tippett

Children’s novelist and PCSO, Sarah Phelps

Photographer, Faye Chamberlain

Blind DJ and ten pin bowling champion, Paul Matthews

Welsh international rugby player and also renowned coach, Morgan Stoddart

Artist and sculptor, Barry Lewis

Rhondda Tunnel Society Chairman, Steve Mackey

Motivational speaker and Pastor, Grant Adams

Television and radio gardening celebrity, Terry Walton

Novelist, Meg Mattravers

Writer, Mark Dorey

Local historian, Phil Rowlands

Cambrian Village Trust senior official, Sally Fowler

Author, Myrddin Ap Dafydd

Tonypandy firefighters

With already lined up for Autumn 2022:

Author/musician Stephen J .Preston

Author Sarah Phelps

Laura Coyne from The Senedd

Air Ambulance Wales

With other proposals in the pipeline – The Dog’s Trust and The Cat’s Protection League.

WOW wants to give the children a host of experiences and forge a link with adulthood aspirations, employment opportunities and educational enhancement. The above array of characters are persuaded to offer their services without charge so there is no outlay (happy days!).

WOW is available for school time classes, after school clubs, story time sessions and one to one tuition. 20 schools and over 3000 youngsters have been involved at a variety of times across the span of the initiative and we hope that Cwmclydach Primary can continue its lengthy union with WOW in to the future.

If you can help WOW please go to:

The WOW motto is ‘Life is a test, just try your best!’ and in all fairness the children of Cwmclydach Primary School have followed this mantra with aplomb. Best wishes to everyone at CPS for 2022/23.