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Father and son rugby internationals open new play area for Wooden Spoon Wales

The opening of a Wooden Spoon special play area at Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn Special School in Morriston, Swansea, was a unique occasion for Wooden Spoon Wales, as for the first time we welcomed a father and son duo – who are both Welsh Rugby Internationals – at the event.

Paul Moriarty won his International caps not only at rugby union but also rugby league in the 1980s and 90s. His son Ross is a current international who played at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and is part of the Welsh Six Nations squad. Paul and Ross were joined by the Lord Mayor of Swansea, Cllr John Newbury along with staff from the local office of one of Wooden Spoon’s corporate sponsors in Wales, Admiral Insurance.

Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn is a local authority maintained special school in Swansea which has a unit for autistic pupils and educates pupils aged 3-19 who have a wide range of additional learning needs. Headmaster, Mr Sutton, thanked Wooden Spoon for its support, adding; “The play area will be of great benefit to the younger pupils.”

Wooden Spoon committee member and former International referee, Clive Norling, spoke about the gratitude that Wooden Spoon supporters felt being able to participate in the opening of such projects. The Admiral staff were also pleased they could report back to colleagues on how their donations are helping to transform young lives.

Thanks goes to Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn for their hospitality and to everyone who has supported Wooden Spoon Wales with this wonderful project.

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