Royal Blind School Pupils Celebrate Senses At Queen's Hall

Posted: 17/06/2013 |

Pupils at the Royal Blind School will perform for the first time at the Queen’s Hall this week.

‘Come to Your Senses,’ the performance at the Queen’s Hall on 20 June, is a celebration of the pupils’ achievements through their senses, movement and music. The pupils performing are blind or visually impaired, and some have additional disabilities and learning support needs.

The show will include a range of performances by pupils of all ages. Music includes a choir signing Abba, ‘The Boy and the Bunnet’ musical drama and a samba band. There will also be a sports display and presentations about the school’s eco-friendly activities and the pupils’ trip to France. Parents of pupils at the school will also participate in a short discussion on stage with Principal Julie Fardell about what the Royal Blind School means to families.

Julie Fardell, Principal at the Royal Blind School said:

“Performing at the Queen’s Hall for the first time will be a big achievement for our pupils, who are really excited at the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in music, drama and sport in front of a public audience.”

Tickets for ‘Come To Your Senses’ are available to purchase from the Queen’s Hall Box Office by telephoning 0131 668 2019 or online at

For more information please contact:

Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456 Email:

Notes to Editors

The Royal Blind School is a national grant aided specialist school that educates and cares for pupils who are blind or have a visual impairment, as well as those with additional support needs.

The Royal Blind School is part of the Royal Blind Group. Royal Blind is a registered charity that runs services for blind and visually impaired people. In addition to the Royal Blind School we run the following services:

Our sister charity Scottish War Blinded provides an outreach service and day centre facilities for veterans with a visual impairment.

Our vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives.