School helps record books for library

A MORPETH school is helping produce books for the visually impaired thanks to its own studio facilities.

King Edward VI High School is utilising its radio station facilities to help record books for Calibre Audio Library.

KEVI colleagues Clare-Marie Roxby and John White have combined forces to transform the written word into digital audio.

Nicole Russell, communication officer at Buckinghamshire-based Calibre Audio Library, said: “Calibre Audio Library, which provides audio books for people who are visually impaired, have dyslexia or are unable to read a print book because of physical disability, is delighted to be working in partnership with The King Edward VI School.

“Although we are a national charity with 19,000 members, we send our audio books to over 500 people in the north east.

“We know from the hundreds of letters we receive from grateful members how much they enjoy our books.

“It’s great that this Morpeth school is involved in bringing so much reading pleasure.”

KEVI headteacher Simon Taylor said they were delighted to support the organisation

“We are committed to social inclusion and to help provide opportunities that enhance the experiences of our community,” he said. “Access to literature is essential for education, as well as the pleasure it provides.”