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Valleys schoolchildren have lowest reading and numeracy skills

Schoolchildren in the valleys have the lowest reading and numeracy levels in Wales, the BBC has found.

Nick Bush, of Tir-phil near New Tredegar, is taking adult education courses to try and make up for his lack of basic skills.

The 23-year-old said he has to rely on other people to help him with simple tasks like budgeting or catching a train.

  • 17 Mar 2015
  • From the section Wales