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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 […]

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 […]

Sion Tomos Owen

World of Words has been lucky enough to have arranged several visits in 2019/20 and a major success has been the input of famed Rhondda lad Sion Tomos Owen. Sion is a man of many skills and he has displayed his immense entertaining abilities to a vast array of children across several WOW partner schools. […]

Phil Steele

World of Words has had many esteemed guests in its ongoing 2011 to 2020 lifespan and hopefully there will be many more visitors in the future. Among the esteemed personnel who have come to World of Words sessions is the extremely entertaining Phil Steele who is a renowned BBC rugby broadcaster, journalist, raconteur, also musician and […]

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What an academic year it has been for non-profit literacy and well-being project World of Words i.e. and it is all down to hard work and extensive fundraising. During the 2018/19 literacy season WOW took on many challenges and delivered results, including: -Working with three schools and over several dozen children. -St. Joseph’s RC […]