Swans celebrate National Storytelling Week

1st February 2019

Swans stars Wayne Routledge and Lee Trundle swapped their boots for books as they got behind National Storytelling Week.

Winger Routledge and club ambassador Trundle joined children at Mumbles Pier for a special sit-down storytelling session, where they each read from a selected book.

Routledge, who read Barry The Fish With Fingers, said: "My little girl loves reading stories - she’s got tonnes of books and I find it’s really brought on not only her vocabulary but the way she thinks and the way she sees things in the world.

“It’s a good way to bring on children’s learning. Anything you can do to get them a head start or help them on their path is a good thing to do.”

Trundle also joined in as he read Fox In Socks. He added: "It was a bit of a tongue twister but was one that I enjoyed.

"It was great to be part of National Storytelling Week. The kids had a great time, and myself and Wayne really enjoyed too."

Siany Martin, head of events at Mumbles Pier, was delighted with the Swans duo's involvement.

"We were so lucky to have Lee and Wayne come along as we had lots of young Swans fans in attendance.

"We wanted to do something that was free for the children and that was educational. We had lots of guest readers come in through the week and read stories to the children - it proved a hugely successful week."