students become newsreaders for a day!
from Highbridge's King Alfred School gave up a day of their half-term
holiday on Thursday (February 18th) to record news stories for
local blind and partially-sighted people.
read news items from Burnham-On-Sea.com and other publications
for the latest edition of the 'Sounds and Voices' talking newspaper.
well as items of local news that are not available in any other
form to the visually impaired, Sounds and Voices also includes
a magazine section, which this week featured an interview with
Sheelagh Aslett, the retiring Head of Beechfield School in Highbridge.
students Alec Cockram and Juli Emery from Year 12, Emily Lang
from Year 13 and Verity Capel, who left at Christmas, gave up
a day of their holiday to read Sounds and Voices studio in the
Old Courthouse in Jaycroft Road following a morning's rehearsal.
and Voices produces a memory stick of local news and magazine
items on a fortnightly basis throughout the year," explained
the Sounds and Voices Editor, Tony Deahl.
are distributed by post and recipients are able to play them on
their own computers or 'boom boxes' provided on free loan to blind
and visually impaired people."
"Sounds and Voices is keen to offer its services, which are
completely free, to anybody who would like to be included on their
neighbours, relatives, or friends of visually impaired people
in the Burnham, Highbridge and Cheddar Valley area are aware of
anybody who would benefit from this service please drop a note
to Sounds and Voices, The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham."
are Alec Cockram, Verity Capel, Tony Deahl (editor), Emily Lang
and Juli Emery at Thursday's recording in Burnham Town Council's