Schools: Platinum Jubilee 2022

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th May 2022.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Platinum Jubilee book to arrive in primary schools from mid-May, published on 1 May 2022, what steps he is taking to ensure that the book is provided in an (a) easy read and (b) braille format.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Minister of State (Education)

The commemorative book ‘Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration’ has been written for a reading age of upper key stage 2 but is designed to be as accessible as possible for all primary school age-children, whether reading this themselves or having it read to them by a teacher, parent or carer. The book is written in a story-book style, supported by many informative and engaging illustrations throughout.

A braille edition of the book is not available, though audio versions are available via a QR code on the book or from the publisher’s website at: https://jubilee.dk.com.

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