The Big Announcement… The Pori Drwy Stori explorers have been named!

Published on: 15 November 2019

In September 2019, BookTrust Cymru launched a competition to name the Pori Drwy Stori explorers. All Reception classes in Wales were invited to enter the name the explorers competition, for the chance to win books for their school!

The Pori Drwy Stori explorers

We’ve had so much fun reading the fun, clever and imaginative suggestions sent to us by Reception classes all over Wales. We were so impressed, we’ve decided to send a free book to every Reception class who took part in the competition!

The Pori Drwy Stori explorer names have now been chosen and a box of books will be sent to every Reception class that submitted a winning entry. We’re excited to announce the Pori Drwy Stori explorer names and congratulate the following schools for their prizewinning suggestions:

My name: Dewr Dafis

Suggested by: Ysgol Bryn Garth, Flintshire
Pori Drwy Stori explorer number 1

'Thank you for choosing a name that shows I’m brave and bold!'

My name: Aled Antur

Suggested by: Ysgol Gynradd Llangynnwr, Carmarthen
Pori Drwy Stori explorer number 2

'My name is full of adventure and so am I!'

My name: Poli Pennill

Suggested by: Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Ynysywen, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Pori Drwy Stori explorer number 3

'I sing and rhyme all the time'

My name: Rhodri Rhigwm

Suggested by: Ysgol Twm o’r Nant, Denbighshire & Welshpool CIW Primary, Powys

Pori Drwy Stori explorer number 4

'I love rhythm and rhyme and clapping in time!'

The 'name the explorer' competition was timed to coincide with the launch of the updated Pori Drwy Stori Rhyme Challenge. The Rhyme Challenge invites Reception classes, teachers and parents / carers to join the Pori Drwy Stori explorers on a journey through rhymes and songs and is part of the Pori Drwy Stori Reception programme.

The programme has been designed and delivered by BookTrust Cymru and is funded by the Welsh Government. Pori Drwy Stori Reception is available to all maintained schools with no sign-up necessary.

Pori Drwy Stori for 4-5 year olds

A bilingual programme for Reception-aged children with a range of abilities. Sets of resources are delivered to schools, to be used by the Reception teacher in the classroom environment, and to be taken home for families to use together.

Find out more about Pori Drwy Stori Reception and download resources