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Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest blogs about the Royal Blind School.
International adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, has honoured a dedicated Royal Blind School student and scout at a prestigious ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Children with additional support needs have been granted further rights in a new law brought in by the Scottish Government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Blind (Stand H86) will exhibit at the Independent Living Scotland event on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October 2015.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the services Royal Blind provides to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages across the UK in terms of education, care and employment including the Royal Blind School, Kidscene After-School and Holiday Club, Braeside House, Scottish Braille Press and Forward Vision.
Royal Blind School pupil, Harrison Lovett, took Silver in the British Open SN Judo Championships at Stoke Mandeville on 29 August.