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Paul and John Matthews

Paul and John Matthews have visited several schools on the back of a friendship with World of Words. Paul and his dad John have been incredible guests and the children have engaged with their visitors with a series of questions. Paul was born without eyes but his life achievements have been immense considering the extra […]


The fundraising challenges associated with creating capital to run World of Words continue and so many stones have been overturned in the quest to accumulate revenue. There has been school sessions, after schools clubs, a skydive, adult literacy classes, the Cultural Chapter get-togethers, a cycle ride from Toulouse to Tonypandy, a 10 km swim, a […]

Rhondda writer

Sarah Phelps is a Rhondda PCSO and also a talented children’s novelist. Her ever growing catalogue of stories have proven to be a hit with WOW children across the years. In her own free time Sarah has dedicated herself to the well-being of local kids with visits to an array of WOW partner schools. She […]

Pastor Grant Adams

There have been many WOW led visits from our South African friend – motivational speaker and pastor Grant Adams who has made the Rhondda his home. Grant has spoke at several schools across the years and as a new decade has begun we hope for more meetings in the 20’s!

Chris Coleman and kit Symons

World of Words was so fortunate to have a 2017 tour from the then Wales football Manager and Coach, Chris Coleman and kit Symons. This day took four years to organise but it was well worth it when the two esteemed soccer celebrities visited three of our partner schools in one day.

Cultural Chapter

Cultural Chapter is a group that shares stories and history while uniting people. Fun, facts, fiction and friendship are the cornerstones of a group that has run since April 2019. The scheme has progressed through 2020 until the lockdown – and, will return in the foreseeable future when hopefully we can one day resume some […]