Ms Perkins says the impetus to expand this relationship came from the students themselves, or rather, from the sound of their words.
“We work with our mind’s ear,” says Ms Perkins. “We listen as we write. Often, we read our work back to ourselves aloud, to test it for leaks or dodgy rattles. If it sounds off, you know instantly—and if it lands right, you’re on your way. The ear doesn’t lie.”