Royal Blind Blog

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Royal Blind School pupils interview David Walliams

Five pupils stand beside David Walliams

Comedian and children’s author David Walliams gave his only interview at the Edinburgh International Book Festival today to pupils from the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 23/08/2018 | Education


Titanic’s tale of wonder and tragedy told at Braeside House

Florence holds an S S Titanic sign

Stories of luxury and tragedy from one of the world’s most famous ships were brought to life at Braeside House yesterday when a touring Titanic exhibition arrived at the home.

Posted: 15/08/2018 | Care for Older People


Summer fun at Forward Vision barbecue

Teenager dressed as Where's Wally sits with family

Family, friends, residents and staff came together for an afternoon of good food, live music and chat at the Forward Vision annual summer barbecue.

Posted: 23/07/2018 | Adult Services


Robot wars! Kids design 3D models with help of Infinity Robotics

Child holds model

Minions, castles and robots were among the creations produced at a special science-themed session at Kidscene Holiday Club.

Posted: 20/07/2018 | Child Care


Schools out! Fun and games at Kidscene’s end of term party after Flow Ringz donation

Three young people and two members of staff hug outdoors

Kidscene celebrated the start of the summer holidays in style with an end of term party.

Posted: 16/07/2018 | Child Care


'I feel secure': Proof Reader Jodie describes the impact of the Scottish Braille Press on her career

Jodie Renton

Scottish Braille Press employee Jodie Renton has told how securing a job at the organisation has caused her to grow in confidence after she previously struggled to find work due to her vision impairment.

Posted: 11/07/2018


Communication is key at Learning Hub seminar

Teachers look at computer screen

Communication is an essential part of any school pupil’s day. Saying hello to friends in the morning, asking a teacher for help, or choosing what to have for lunch are just some of the ways that children express themselves throughout the day.

Posted: 04/07/2018 | Education


‘Truly inclusive’: Kidscene – a parent’s perspective

Kidscene member Jessica

Any busy mum knows how difficult it is to get the right balance of work and childcare to achieve the very best care for your child, but for working mum Nadine Cassidy, Royal Blind has the perfect solution.

Posted: 01/07/2018 | Child Care


Forth Rail Bridge Abseil: How I took on my fear of heights to raise money for Royal Blind

Caitlin and Garry stand side by side

By Caitlin Gould

I’ve always been a believer that when it comes to fundraising you should do something out of your comfort zone. That’s why I decided to take on my fear of heights by completing a 165ft abseil from the Forth Bridge.

Posted: 19/06/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Care Home Week: A Day in the Life at Jenny's Well

Stephanie (left) with resident Rita (right).

What does the day in the life of a Royal Blind specialist care home for older people like? Here’s a blog from Meaningful Activity Assistant, Stephanie Kirkwood from Jenny’s Well.

Posted: 11/06/2018 | Care for Older People