Royal Blind School pupils meet Scottish War Blinded members

Posted: 11/11/2014 | Education

As part of their project on Remembrance, pupils from the Royal Blind School followed up their visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory (read more here) with a visit to Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre. The West Lothian-based centre offers a wide range of activities, social outings, rehabilitation and independent living skills to visually impaired veterans. Here is teacher Ms Young's account of the day.

Trying out woodwork at the Linburn Centre - a veteran and a pupil.On Monday 3rd November 2014, Class 7 went on an educational visit to The Linburn Centre.

At the Centre we had a tour and saw all of the activities that are available. We really liked the woodwork and art rooms.

We had our lunch at the Centre and, afterwards, two WW2 Veterans called Arthur and Hugh joined us for a chat. It was really interesting hearing their stories about the war.

Arthur and Hugh joined us in the Garden of Remembrance where we laid the wreath that we made at The Poppy Factory. They were really happy that we had brought the wreath to Linburn.

We really enjoyed our visit to The Linburn Centre!

 

Pupils and veterans lay a Remembrance wreath in the Linburn Centre garden.

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