Basic Skills Book Awards

The Basic Skills Book Awards are arranged under the auspices of the Basic Skills Agency and the Welsh Books Council as part of the Welsh Government's National Basic Skills Strategy.

The second Basic Skills Book Awards ceremony was arranged under the auspices of the Basic Skills Agency and the Welsh Books Council in Cardiff on 30 March 2007, as part of the Welsh Government's National Basic Skills Strategy. The Jury was chaired by John Valentine Williams.

The winning publishers were:

Overall Excellence Award
Cyfres Darllen Mewn Dim, Angharad Tomos and Pecyn Athrawon - Cyfrol 1, Anwen Owen, Y Lolfa

Basic Skills: Overall Excellence Award

Tony Schiavone, Basic Skills Agency Executive Director Wales, presenting the Overall Excellence Award to Garmon Gruffudd (left), Y Lolfa

Primary Age-group Awards

Literacy Category: books or schemes in English
Flying Start with Literacy, Ros Bayley and Lynn Broadbent, Continuum (Network Educational Press)

Basic Skills, Primary Age-group Awards: Literacy Category: books or schemes in English

Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Cyfarwyddwr Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru, yn cyflwyno tlws i Bridget Gibbs (chwith) Continuum (Network Educational Press)

Literacy Category: books or schemes in Welsh
Cyfres Darllen Mewn Dim, Angharad Tomos and Pecyn Athrawon - Cyfrol 1, Anwen Owen, Y Lolfa

Basic Skills, Primary Age-group Awards: Literacy Category: Books or schemes in Welsh

Garmon Gruffudd, Y Lolfa

Numeracy: books or schemes in Welsh or English
Math@tebol, - Datrys Problemau 1 and Datrys Problemau 2
Sharon Shapiro, Book 1 adapted by Gwyneth Jones and Book 2 adapted by Owain Sion Williams, @ebol

Basic Skills, Primary Age-group Awards: Numeracy: books or schemes in Welsh or English

Glyn Saunders Jones, @ebol

Non-book Materials e.g. CD-ROMs, multi-media packs:
Sali Mali 1-2-3, B-DAG Cyf

Basic Skills, Primary Age-group Awards: Non-book Materials e.g. CD-ROMs, multi-media packs

Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Director Welsh Books Council, presenting the award to Aled Richards, B-DAG

Secondary Age-group Awards

Literacy: Welsh-language books or schemes
Cyfres I’r Byw, Elin Meek and Meleri Wyn James, Gwasg Gomer

Basic Skills: Secondary Age-group Awards: Literacy: Welsh-language books or schemes

Mairwen Prys Jones (left), Publishing Director Gomer Press with Nerys Wyn Jones from the Basic Skills Agency

Numeracy: books or schemes in Welsh or English
Cyfres Ymlaen â Ni, Hilary Koll and Steve Mills, adapted by Sian Owen, @tebol

Basic Skills: Secondary Age-group Awards: Numeracy: books or schemes in Welsh or English

Glyn Saunders Jones, @ebol

Adult Awards

Literacy Category: books or schemes in English
Quick Reads, Various publishers

Basic Skills, Adult Awards: Literacy Category: books or schemes in English

Kathy Gale (left), Project Director Quick Reads with Sandra Morton from the Basic Skills Agency

Honorary Awards
Cyfres Stori Sydyn, Gwasg Gomer and Y Lolfa
Quick Reads (Wales), Accent Press

Basic Skills: Honorary Awards

Toni Schiavone, (centre) Basic Skills Agency Executive Director Wales, with the winners of the Honorary Awards – from left to right : Garmon Gruffudd, Y Lolfa; Mairwen Prys Jones, Gomer Press and Hazel Cushion, Accent Press


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