Gilly, Senior Lecturer in the university’s College of Arts and Humanities, said: “The collaboration between hexology and RadioReverb means the series reaches a more diverse audience early in this new year. The students’ recordings of the St Luke’s pupils reading popular children’s stories have been embedded by hexology into the books’ barcodes. The books will be transported to the Jungle camp in Calais on a yellow double-decker bus which is being converted into a pop up class room.
“The readings will be embedded into QR codes on the books which the refugees will be able to scan with hexapp. A link will take them to soundcloud which will play out the voices of the children. The project is supported by The Digital Catapult Centre in Brighton, home to Wired Sussex where hexology is based.
“Refugees and their children will be able to access the recordings as well as other learning resources by scanning the barcodes or QR codes with hexapp.
“The idea is to give them a chance to learn English while hearing stories of life from exiles who have already made a European city their home.”
Emergency Lab Technology Officer at UN High Commissioner for Refugees Innovation, John Warnes, who is working with hexology on the applications of its beacon technology in transit camps, said: “Real tales of what life is like in destination countries is really valuable for the refugees.”