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Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest blogs about the Royal Blind School. 

 

Pushkin Prize winner Andrew shares creative writing retreat diary

Ian Rankin with Andrew Pettigrew

Budding author and Royal Blind School student, Andrew Pettigrew, has shared the diary he kept during a week-long creative writing retreat in the Highlands. 

Posted: 17/05/2016 | Education

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Stephen Clegg to follow in athlete siblings' footsteps at Rio 2016 Paralympics

Stephen Clegg at the Royal Blind School

Former Royal Blind School student, Stephen Clegg, will follow in the footsteps of his athlete siblings to compete for Team GB in the 2016 Paralympics.

Posted: 16/05/2016 | Education

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Royal Blind School bids fond farewell to Depute Head Teacher Sarah Hughes

Depute Head Sarah Hughes

Students and staff at the Royal Blind School are today saying a fond farewell to Depute Head - Outreach, Sarah Hughes. 

Sarah, who was part of the team that set up Royal Blind’s Learning Hub service, is moving to Cwmbran, Wales to become the Head of Visual Impairment Services for South East Wales. 

Posted: 13/05/2016 | Education

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TV adventurer Bear Grylls presents Royal Blind School student with scout award at Windsor Castle

Scout Robbie with Bear Grylls

International adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, has honoured a dedicated Royal Blind School student and scout at a prestigious ceremony at Windsor Castle.  

Posted: 03/05/2016 | Education

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New rights for children with additional support needs: The Education (Scotland) Act 2016

New rights for children with additional support needs: The Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Children with additional support needs have been granted further rights in a new law brought in by the Scottish Government. 

Posted: 30/03/2016 | Education

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Strike a pose! Students get snap-happy during selfie session with Leith Academy visitors

Strike a pose! Students get snap-happy during selfie session with Leith Academy visitors

Last month, pupils in Royal Blind School classes 7 and 8 snapped selfies with visitors from Leith Academy to help raise awareness of visual impairment. The students and staff recorded the day and wrote the following blog entry.

Posted: 08/03/2016 | Education

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Royal Blind School student congratulated on Scout award in Scottish Parliament by MSP who attended same troop

Dennis Robertson MSP speaks at National Braille Week 2015

A Royal Blind student who became just one of four young people to be awarded a prestigious Scouting medal has been congratulated in Scottish Parliament on his ‘passion and inspiring efforts’ – by an MSP who was a  member of the same troop.

Posted: 03/02/2016 | Education

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Andrew's heartfelt poem about Braille

Andrew reading his poem
 
A heartfelt and deeply moving poem by Royal Blind School’s Andrew Pettigrew (14) was recently acclaimed during National Braille Week.
 

Posted: 22/10/2015 | Education

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National Braille Week celebrated at Scottish Parliament

Alex Salmond MP and performer Amy Moar

For this year’s National Braille Week, Royal Blind was invited to the Scottish Parliament by Dennis Robertson MSP to hold an exhibition on the 6-8th of October, and to host an event celebrating the development of braille on the 6th of October.  

Posted: 14/10/2015 | Education

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Royal Blind School pupils and young adults from Forward Vision collect clothing and raise funds to support refugee crisis in Europe

Royal Blind School pupils and young adults from Forward Vision collect clothing and raise funds to support refugee crisis in Europe

Pupils from the Royal Blind School and young adults from Forward Vision have responded to the present refugee crisis in Europe by collecting funds as well as donating toys, bedding and clothing.

By July 2015, over 438,000 refugees had claimed asylum in Europe compared to 571,000 for the whole of 2014. The conflict in Syria is the biggest driver of migration as well as continued violence in Afghanistan and poverty in Kosovo.

Posted: 21/09/2015 | Education, Adult Services

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