The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford helped to celebrate World Book Day this year by holding a story session at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. Pupils from St Pardan's Catholic School listened closely as the First Minister read extracts in Welsh and English from Wales's infamous books of myths and legends, the Mabinogi strands. This was part of World Book Day's "share a story" campaign, in a bid to spark imaginations and make story sharing a habit of a lifetime. Many schools across Wales partook in this to celebrate World Book Day.
Of his visit to The National Library of Wales with pupils, First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
"Stories are our most captivating way of communicating, and we should grasp any opportunity to encourage our children to get lost in their magic. Through them a universe of endless possibilities spark limitless imaginations. Through them complex worlds and different viewpoints can be understood. Letäó»s be a nation that ignites the love of reading in our young people on World Book Day by continuing our long cultural tradition of storytelling"