Ospreys join in with Writing Workshops

Swansea Libaries hosted a special workshop at the Liberty Stadium in conjunction with the Ospreys recently, encouraging school children in the region to participate in the Rugby Stories competition.

Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales (CyMAL) have joined forces with the WRU to promote this special competition for young people, commemorating the history of rugby in Wales as part of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup celebrations.

It was one of series of special events hosted across the city by Swansea Libraries to help encourage young people to take part in the competition and generate ideas for their poems and stories.

Pupils from Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive and Plasmarl Primary Schools attended the Liberty Stadium event, where they enjoyed a guided a tour of the stadium to help generate creative ideas.

Swansea Libraries also rranged a workshop with  Dan Anthony, and experienced scriptwriter and short story writer who is the author of the "Rugby Zombies" trilogy.

The theme of the competition is "Rugby in Wales"  and anyone between ages 7 and 16 that lives in Wales may enter the competition. There are three categories for the different age groups.

  • Poetry for 7-9 year olds, with poems being no longer than 250 words.
  • Short Story for 10-12 year olds, with the stories being no longer than 500 words.
  • Digital Storytelling for 13-16 year olds, with films being no longer than 3 minutes.

The competition is open until 20 July 2015, for more information or to enter your story please visit www.rugbystories.wales