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Christmas Cards!

Christmas Cards!

Well it's that time of year again already.... the Royal Blind School Christmas Cards are here!

Each year all the children from the Royal Blind School get creative in their art class, making festive designs for the school's annual Christmas Card Competition.

This year's wonderful winning designs have come from Myles Flemming at our Craigmillar Park Campus and a jolly group design from Tay Class at Canaan Lane; Joseph Barnes, Connor Bryson, Becca Fraser, Kit Harvey-Rankin and Lauren Wilson.

Posted: 31/10/2012

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Record Breaking Royal Blind Glows Again!

Record Breaking Royal Blind Glows Again!

Royal Blind supporters became world record breakers during the annual ‘Glow in the Park’ event on Saturday 27th October!

'Glow in the Park' is an annual children’s sponsored walk event that launches Royal Blind’s week-long fundraising event known as Light Relief Week. The aim of the evening is for the children taking part in the walk to have fun, while also learning about the challenges that people with a visual impairment face on a day to day basis.

Posted: 29/10/2012

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Royal Blind has eBay Fever!

Royal Blind has eBay Fever!

On Thursday 18th October at 8pm, Royal Blind’s annual Light Relief Week eBay Auction will go live. Light Relief Week is a fundraising project in which supporters are encouraged to use the extra hour acquired when the clocks go back on Sunday 28th October to raise funds for Royal Blind. The eBay auction has become a successful fixture in the week’s programme of creative fundraising activities.

Posted: 16/10/2012

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Rabbie's Girls

Rabbie's Girls

Rabbie's Girls, now in it's third year, promises to be another un-missable event. Being held in The George Hotel, Edinburgh on 25th January 2013, this traditional burns evening just for the ladies continues to grow - so book your seat now!!

Posted: 15/10/2012

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DIY SOS

DIY SOS

Canaan Lane pupils and staff were thrilled to be special guests at The Yard special needs playground on Friday 5th October. The Yard has been selected as the BBC’s DIY SOS project for this year’s Children in Need programme. The sun shone on the day and we joined almost 100 other guests, families and children for ‘The Big Reveal’ - the moment when the staff, volunteers and other friends of The Yard were allowed in for the first time to see the transformation.

Posted: 10/10/2012

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National Poetry Day Leaves Pupils Seeing Stars!

National Poetry Day Leaves Pupils Seeing Stars!

Last Thursday marked National Poetry Day 2012 and the Royal Blind School celebrated with amazing creativity and poetic flair! School librarian, Amber Weir and English teacher, Beth Laughlin teamed up to organise two sensory poetry workshops that focussed on this year’s “Stars” theme and featured acclaimed poet, Anne Connolly. Miss Weir’s efforts to spread excitement about National Poetry Day were evident both within and outside of the school building.

Posted: 09/10/2012

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