Rob Jones

World of Words (WOW) i.e. has welcomed many guests into its partner primary schools and this number includes a range of personnel from across the Rhondda and even further afield. These personnel and organisations have provided an immense range of experiences for thousands of children. This kind group of role models and positive influences include:
+Wales football manager and coach, Chris Coleman and Kit Symons*
+Author and poet, Jenny Sullivan*
+Television and radio gardening celebrity, Terry Walton*
+Local historian, Phil Rowlands*
+Paralympian, Rhys Jones*
+Welsh Rugby International, Morgan Stoddart
+FAW photographer, Faye Chamberlain
+Writer, Meg Mattravers
+Writer, Myrddin Ap Dafydd
+International footballer, John Emanuel
+Writer, Mark Dorey*
+PCSO and writer, Sarah Phelps*
+Cambrian Village Trust official, Sally Fowler
+Artist, poet and TV/radio broadcaster, Sion Tomos Owen*
+Artist and sculptor, Barry Lewis*
+Motivational speaker and Pastor, Grant Adams*
+Footballer and Wales under 21 International, Nathan Shepperd*
+Rhondda Tunnel Society Chairman, Steve Mackey*
+Photographer, Tony Smith*
+Firefighters, Alun Evans and Edward Morse*
+Soldier, Iain Lane
+JP and writer, Lynne Tippett*
+Amber Lewis from The Senedd*
+Welsh Water*
+Writer, Rocco Dean*
+Air Ambulance Wales*
+Chiropractor, John Roberts
+Broadcaster and journalist, Phil Steele*
+The Dog’s Trust*
+Blind DJ, Paul Matthews
+Cat’s Protection League*
+DJ, Alnashir Pabani who helped with a school Ugandan project
+Politician, and then Rhondda AM, Leanne Wood
+Keep Wales Tidy*
+Various police officers
*(on more than one occasion at multiple schools)

WOW is far more than a literacy programme, it also has monstrous swathes of well-being at its core and the best interests of umpteen youngsters at its heart. Proud to make a difference…. If you can help World of Words with a donation or in any other way, please email