Art given to radio star

Matt Bailey receives the artwork from KEVI student John Bell.
Matt Bailey receives the artwork from KEVI student John Bell.

A radio presenter has been highlighting potential careers on the airwaves to pupils at his former school.

Capital FM’s Matt Bailey addressed Year 11 students at King Edward VI school, in Morpeth, during their careers fair.

The former head boy, now breakfast show presenter, talked about life in radio and the path he took.

During his visit, Matt was impressed by a piece of artwork produced by 16-year-old AS graphics student John Bell for his exam.

And Matt was given a framed print copy of the superhero comic characters themed piece for his house.

John said “It’s fantastic that a piece of my work is on display in a radio DJ’s home.”

Matt said “I am absolutely chuffed. I would never have expected anything for my support. What an unbelievably generous offer.”

“I am over the moon as the piece is really cool.”

John White, the staff member in charge of the schools internal service KEVI Radio, said: “I had the pleasure of interviewing Matt during one of our FM broadcasts a while ago.

“Last year I invited him to our first careers fair and he readily accepted.

“It’s wonderful that he has taken time out of his busy schedule for us again.”