Posted: Wed 10th Feb 2016

Children can win rugby goodies at Torfaen libraries

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016

Children aged 12 and under visiting any of Torfaen’s libraries during February and March could be in with a chance to win rugby goodies as part of a Wales-wide competition. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Scorch the Dragon, the Welsh Rugby Union mascot, has been hidden at all three of Torfaen’s libraries in Blaenavon, Cwmbran and Pontypool, and children must seek him out to be in with a chance to win prizes such as Wales Rugby Union shirts, WRU wallets, pin badges and activity packs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The competition aims to encourage children to explore their local libraries and runs until 19 March to coincide with the RBS 6 Nations Championship. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates said: “This is a creative idea offering young people across Wales the chance to embrace this year’s Six Nations tournament while also making the most of their local library facilities. 2016 marks the Year of Adventure in Wales so I would definitely encourage everyone to get involved with this adventure competition. While searching for Scorch why not also use this opportunity to discover your next favourite book or author.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A Welsh Rugby Union spokesperson said: “This is a great competition for young people to combine their passion for rugby and literature; both are important parts of Welsh tradition and culture.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find out more about the competition and to view the terms and conditions please visit: www.welshlibraries.org ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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