An unexpected Journey in Media.

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From Orc’s to Wizards and Elves to Hobbits….

The Journey in media for one Autistic College student from Newport, South Wales has been quite

remarkable. Toby Collins, 19 has had a love of everything Tolkien for a long time and has been looking

at an animation project based around the stories that have gripped their audiences worldwide.

At the end of September during a conversation with Simon Harvey of Energize Media, it was suggested for Toby to write a short blog on The Lord of the Rings.

What happened then was nothing short of amazing!

Sat at the PC in the Studio at Shaftesbury, Toby began to write the blog about the Fellowship of the Ring. This is the first

book in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Simon began to realise that Toby was writing something amazing, in fact retelling the entire story in his own words.

“I couldn’t believe it, Toby was actually retelling the story with his own slant on it for the blog” explained Simon.

So impressed with the quality of the writing, Simon asked Toby if he would record his blog for those who struggled

with reading. Toby agreed and once the Blog was finished they embarked on putting the recordings together.

As Toby is with Energize only a few short hours a week, the Audio Blog has taken around 6 months to complete.

The Audio which is now being edited up for broadcast on Energize Radio, will be played out during the Easter break.

Coming up next week is the “Blog”




  1. Uncle John March 28, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    So proud of him

  2. Karen s March 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Fab ! Hope we get to hear it during Easter ! Keep up the good work

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