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Reading can 'unlock the door to lifelong creativity'

Reading can help lead to creativity, employment and an enjoyment of learning according to the National Union of Headteachers. It comes as a scheme to improve reading standards of 11-year-olds in Wales launches.

Reading well unlocks the door to lifelong creativity, employment and enjoyment of learning. Ten minutes a day is not much to spare a very young child but schools realise that there is much to do in building confidence and commitment in their wider communities. This campaign offers an opportunity to mobilise support for children who most need it and a win for them would be a win for Wales.

– Dr Chris Howard, Acting Director, National Association of Headteachers Cymru (NAHT)


Chris Coleman says 'heart sank' on Ramsey injury

Wales will be without Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen for their up and coming crunch Euro qualifiers with Bosnia and Cyprus.

Ramsey will miss the games with a hamstring problem while Joe Allen has not played since Wales beat Andorra last month. Gareth Bale is selected for the back to back home games while there are recalls for James Collins and David Cotterill and a first call up Wolves youngster Lee Evans.

'We must act now' to get more children reading

A campaign to improve the reading standards of children in Wales has been welcomed by Save the Children. The head of the charity in Wales said every child should be "given a fair and equal chance to learn to read well".

Children reading books Credit: PA

We must act now to change the story for our children in Wales. Read On. Get On. is about everyone coming together to write the next chapter and making sure that every child is to be given a fair and equal chance to learn to read well, regardless of their background.

– Mary Powell-Chandler, Head of Save the Children in Wales
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