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Work Experience Week: Junjie at Virgin Money

Junjie and his colleagues at Virgin Money

Students of the Royal Blind School have been taking part in work experience placements to boost their CVs and gain an insight into the working world.

Posted: 22/06/2017 | Education


Learning Hub: Teachers get tech-savvy in BrailleNote Touch seminar

Learning Hub: Teachers get tech-savvy in BrailleNote Touch seminar

Humanware, the company that produces the BrailleNote, has launched a ground-breaking new piece of tech, the BrailleNote Touch – a certified braille tablet with a touch screen.

And last week Royal Blind’s Learning Hub joined forces with Humanware to host a seminar on using the BrailleNote Touch in a classroom environment.

Posted: 19/06/2017 | Education


Three decades of Scouts service rewarded with Silver Acorn award

Three decades of Scouts service rewarded with Silver Acorn award

A volunteer Scout Cub leader for 32 years, Roseanne Allison’s duties have taken her as far as the Andes mountain range in South America.  

Now she has been presented with the prestigious Chief Scout’s Silver Acorn award by the Scottish Scouting Commission. 

Posted: 12/06/2017 | Education, Child Care


Kids awarded silver prize for enchanted pallet garden at Gardening Scotland

Kids awarded silver prize for enchanted pallet garden at Gardening Scotland

A garden designed by children at Kidscene’s After School and Holiday Club has been granted a silver award at Gardening Scotland.

The enchanted fairy garden was created by green-fingered kids and staff for the Scottish Gardeners’ Forum pallet gardening challenge.

Posted: 06/06/2017 | Child Care


Royal Blind School students demonstrate mindfulness techniques to Preston Street Primary School

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Royal Blind School pupils demonstrated the practice of mindfulness when they hosted a class from nearby Preston Street Primary School. 

The school has been holding mindfulness sessions incorporation sensory story-telling, body awareness and relaxation techniques for several years.

Now Preston Street Primary School teacher Katy Ritty has kindly shared her class' experiences with the Royal Blind blog.

Posted: 01/06/2017 | Education


Art teacher raises nearly £800 with daring abseil challenge

Jilly Logan abseiling down the Forth Rail Bridge

Royal Blind School art teacher Jillian Logan has raised nearly £800 for Royal Blind by abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Jilly joined the school in August and was inspired by the work Royal Blind does to support visually impaired children and adults.

And on Sunday she took part in a daring abseil from the 165ft bridge, smashing her £500 fundraising goal to raise £756. 

Posted: 25/05/2017 | Education


Royal Blind teams up with Stewart Brewing for Celebrity Golf Day

Stewart Brewing Logo

Royal Blind is delighted to announce this year’s drinks sponsor for our ninth annual Celebrity Golf Day – Stewart Brewing.

Founded in 2004, Stewart Brewing is Edinburgh’s local independent brewery, with beers including the Edinburgh Gold, Cauld Reekie and Radical Road.

Posted: 23/05/2017


Residents pen poems for Braeside House posters

Residents laughing with Braeside staff

Residents of Braeside House have produced two poems, incorporating happy memories of their favourite activities.

Posted: 18/04/2017 | Care for Older People


Egg-citing chocolate workshop for Royal Blind School pupils

Craig stirring chocolate

With Easter just around the corner, Royal Blind School pupils have been crafting tasty treats for the holidays in a multi-sensory chocolate workshop.

Posted: 13/04/2017 | Education


Royal Bind School pupils welcome the spring with Live Music Now

Sirocco Winds performers playing the flute and clarinet

Pupils from the Royal Blind School have been enjoying a sensory music lesson with the help of Live Music Now Scotland.

Posted: 04/04/2017 | Education