Launch of new twitter account @LlyfrDaFabBooks

1 Oct 2015

Pupils at Ysgol Trewen celebrating the launch of the Welsh Books Council’s new twitter account  @LlyfrDaFabBooks  which is designed for children, schools and teachers to coincide with the centenary of the birth of the famous poet and author, T. Llew Jones.

Pupils at Trewen Junior School near Newcastle Emlyn were the first in Wales to send tweet messages on the new Welsh Books Council  twitter  account launched at their school on Thursday. The children, under the supervision of their teachers, tweeted messages and videos on the books of T. Llew Jones as the author’s centenary will be celebrated on the 11th of this month.

The aim of the twitter account, for schools and children, is to create a discussion about their favourite books and characters. Any school is welcome to send a tweet to the Books Council’s bilingual twitter account, which is designed especially for schools.

Elwyn Jones, Chief Executive of the Welsh Books Council, said:
‘Seeing the children tweet and reading each other’s tweets is a great opportunity for them to voice their opinion by using the internet and it encourages communication between the children and teachers of Wales, and beyond.’

Anwen Francis, Children’s Books and Reading Promotion Officer, added that the children have benefitted greatly from the experience:
‘The children were full of enthusiasm regarding the launch and couldn’t wait to have their say on the books written by T. Llew Jones. They discussed and tweeted which novel was the most memorable, which character they remembered and in some instances, which book wasn’t to their liking. They also had the opportunity to create a video for tweeting and most enjoyed the process of writing the tweets, editing and taking part.’

Rhianydd James, Headmistress of the school, agreed.
She said:  ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for us to be the first school in Wales to contribute to the new Welsh Books Council twitter account. T. Llew Jones is a local author and it is great that children can learn about his work and that they still enjoy his stories. Tweeting also helps to improve their computer and communication skills and we are very happy to be tweeting.’

You are welcome to  tweet  your messages to us. We look forward to hearing your stories as well as seeing your videos discussing your favourite authors.

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