Booktrust in Wales
Bookstart in Wales/Dechrau Da is managed by Booktrust Cymru
Booktrust Cymru is the Welsh office of independent charity Booktrust. We recognise and build upon:
- The critical importance of fathers, mothers and other carers as first teachers
- The profound and lasting effect that the attitudes and early skills developed in the home can have on a child’s future as a lifelong reader and learner
- Access to culture and creativity as a personal entitlement
- The importance of independent reading for pleasure and its positive impact on emotional health and wellbeing.
Letterbox Club for looked-after children
Booktrust Cymru also manages the Clwb Blwch Llythyrau/Letterbox Club – a programme for looked-after children aged 7-13. It provides them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials once every month for six months.
Like Bookstart, the Letterbox Club programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government.