Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

City Pupils Launch New Swans Book For Good Cause

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

A NEW book about Swansea City Football club written by Swansea school students will be launched at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils from Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn have had special access to the Liberty Stadium and its football players, managers, and trainers, from Ashley Williams to Alan Curtis, to create their latest addition to the ‘Pen Y Bryn Books’ collection about the club. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The book has been endorsed by the Swans, will feature on Swans TV, and will be on sale in the official club shop where hopefully it will fly off the shelves with all of the proceeds from sale being donated to the charity Ty Hafan. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The design and construction of the book also enables the pupils to gain an Agored Cymru qualification and has again resulted in a finished product of outstanding professional quality. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The book has an interactive copy which can be downloaded by scanning the QR code. The interactive copy is narrated by the familiar voice of local celebrity Kevin Johns who will be hosting the book’s launch at the Liberty. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jen Raynor, Cabinet member of Education, said: “I am looking forward to the launch of Pen Y Bryn pupil’s latest book and I bet plenty of Swans fans are too. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I am delighted that as well as giving pupils experience which serves them well for life after they leave school they are also raising money for good local cause.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gethin Sutton, Headteacher, said: “Our pupils have worked very hard on this project and we are all immensely pleased of what they have achieved. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Pen Y Bryn extends an enormous thank you to Huw Jenkins, Jonathan Wilsher, Stuart Button, Kevin Johns and all the Swans players past and present who have been so helpful and supportive during the production of the book.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The book was created by the Pen Y Bryn Enterprise group and forms part of the growing collection of books in the ‘Pen Y Bryn Books’ series which are available from Swansea libraries. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The pupils made numerous visits to the Liberty Stadium and a host of the Swans playing and management staff from Ashley Williams to Alan Curtis made regular visits to the school to give interviews, demonstrations, and even play a bit of ‘five a side’ in the school yard with the pupils. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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