A NEW multi-sensory book has been created for all special schools across the county, including four in Bradford, with funding from Yorkshire Building Society.

The book was created by Bag Books after it was voted as a winner in a £150,000 cash giveaway set up by the Society to leave a lasting legacy in local communities.

In Bradford, Hazelbeck Special School, Delius Special School, Southfield School and Chellow Heights Special School will receive the book.

Bag Books was one of 15 projects chosen by members of the public during the Society’s 150th year to receive a £10,000 cash boost. It used the money to produce A Pirate Adventure, for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Bag Books is a UK registered charity supporting people with learning disabilities through the provision of multi-sensory books and storytelling.

The headteacher at Southfield School, in Haycliffe Lane, Dominic Wall, said: "The resources provided by Bag Books are essential for schools like Southfield. They help support literacy development in our pupils as well as building up attention span and language skills. They are created at appropriate levels for all age groups and are accessible for students with complex needs.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Bag Books and it was fantastic that Yorkshire Building Society funded the creation of this book which will help special schools across Yorkshire enhance their provision."