Chinese government officials meet Royal Blind School pupils

Posted: 27/11/2018 | Education,

Pupils and staff of the Royal Blind School greeted some international visitors this week as the school hosted a group of delegates from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs this week.

18 delegates present head teachers with a thank you giftThe 18 delegates are visiting Scotland to gain first-hand knowledge on how charities operate, how they serve their local communities and how they conduct their day-to-day activities in order to inform policy in China.

Yesterday, the group visited the Royal Blind School to gain insight into the specialist education, support and care provided to its pupils.

Royal Blind School Head Teacher, Elaine Brackenridge, said: “We were delighted to welcome the group of delegates from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs to the Royal Blind School. As the only residential school in Scotland specialising in the care and education of children and young people with vision impairment, including those with complex needs, we felt very privileged to have the opportunity to meet with the delegates and speak about how we support our pupils.

“This was a great opportunity for us to engage in professional dialogue about how our respective countries support children with vision impairment and other disabilities. The delegates were very interested in our individualised educational approach, which is underpinned by the Curriculum for Excellence and Getting It Right for Every Child. It was very pleasing to be given positive feedback about the school environment, the range of available resources and of course the staff and pupils. It was a pleasure to meet the delegates and I would like to thank them for taking the time to visit the Royal Blind School.”