Education Blog

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


Art exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

Picture of blackboard with "You can Help" written on it.

As visitors descend on Edinburgh for the Festival and Fringe, art exhibit ‘Visions of Edinburgh’ continues its run at Henderson’s of Edinburgh on Hanover Street until September.

Posted: 06/08/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Royal Blind School visit Carl Strehl-Schule

Staff and pupils in Carl Strehl-Schule, Marburg, Germany

Last week pupils and staff from the Royal Blind School enjoyed a cultural exchange trip to Marburg in Germany. This diary blog highlights their adventure!

Posted: 29/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Fun in London at the Metro Games

Junjie with his gold medal

Five pupils from the Royal Blind School took part in the London Metro Athletics Open last weekend - an annual sporting extravaganza for blind and partially sighted athletes from across the UK. 

Posted: 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Royal Blind School donates equipment to Blind School in Malawi

A pupil using a screen reader in the Nkope school for the Blind in Malawi

Teaching equipment which was no longer needed at the Royal Blind School is being put to good use in a Blind School in Malawi.

Posted: 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Equality Status Report 2015

Image of staff member working at Scottish Braille Press

The Equality Status Report for 2015 has now been published. Here we highlight the main points of the report and what it means for the Royal Blind Group and its employees.

Posted: 12/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Imagine a visit to the Royal Blind School

Swedish Teachers (L-R) Liselott, Louise, Eva, Lena, Birgitta

Having read about Royal Blind through the work of the IMAGINE European project, five teachers from Sweden got in touch through Facebook to ask if they could visit the Royal Blind School. 

Posted: 06/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Video: Sensory Garden inspires pupils' art

artwork and text saying 'The sensory Garden'

When BBC's L.A.B. Scotland came to the Royal Blind School, pupils from Class 8 had a lot of fun creating art using everything from shaving foam to ipads. 

Posted: 21/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


We need your help to buy a new hoist for our hydrotherapy pool

Photograph of Hydrotherapy pool and hoist

“Picture, if you will, children running about and playing. Now imagine sitting in a wheelchair all day with splints on your legs and a body brace needing someone to facilitate movement. That is the reality for many of our pupils. Getting into a hydrotherapy pool means freedom. Freedom from constraint, freedom from discomfort and freedom to get close to friends.”

Posted: 09/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Story telling project a tale of success

Image of pupil during Story Telling project

With the merger of the Royal Blind School’s two campuses earlier last year, the school recognised a need for additional support to be given to pupils during that time of relocation and integration.

Posted: 06/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Art Exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School, Canaan Lane, Morningside

Art exhibition of contemporary Edinburgh landscapes donates 10% of every sale to support the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 02/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education