12 May 2009>
Welsh rugby legend Scott Quinnell has helped inspire boys in the Caerphilly county borough to continue on the path to reading success.
Schools within the area were invited to participate in a special literacy scheme called 'Read a Million Words' and nominate the most improved boy readers from their school to attend a celebration ceremony at Penallta House in Ystrad Mynach.
Nine finalists gathered at the event where they were presented with digital multimedia players in recognition of their efforts. Two winners were then selected from the finalists to represent Caerphilly at the national 'Read a Million Words Together in Wales' celebration to be held at the Millennium Stadium later in the year.
The Key Stage 2 winner was Niall Murphy from Deri Primary School and the winner from Key Stage 3 level Patrick Walsh from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni.
The event was organised and hosted by the Schools Library Service and everyone involved was delighted that Scott Quinnell was able to support this worthwhile scheme.
Cllr. Phil Bevan, CCBC Cabinet Member for Education and Leisure said, "It's important for our young people to remain enthused by reading and it was a fantastic incentive for them to have the opportunity to meet Scott Quinnell, who delivered an inspiring speech. I'd like to congratulate all the finalists on their achievements and hope they will continue to build on their success."
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