Wales High Schools Rugby Readers Programme

On Wednesday 13th April Wales High School welcomed author Tom Palmer to visit some Key Stage 3 students currently on the Rugby Readers programme, a reading programme set up to help encourage boys with their reading and writing skills.

The school has had help from Yorkshire Carnegie’s Community Manager Adam Blades, “The school have put a great programme in place for the boys and we as a club are proud to support that”. These students have been on a mission all year to achieve points which will allow them to go and see Yorkshire Carnegie in action at Headingley stadium. Each time they read they can gain points towards their target.

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As a big Rugby Union and Yorkshire Carnegie supporter, Tom kindly offered his services to the programme. He spent the morning quizzing the students and giving them some advice on reading and working hard! “My main thing is don’t give up . . . keeping going, I tried for 20 years to get my first book published. Do not give up on your dream, all authors on the shelf have one thing in common, they did not give up and they got their book published. Whatever you want to do or be just keep trying!”

The students have worked hard all year round, with many realising reading can be a great hobby that can help them improve in school and we hope they continue their hard work for the rest of the school year and further.