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UK's first dual guide dog and seizure dog graduates with new owner

UK's first dual guide dog and seizure dog graduates with new owner

A woman from Tunbridge Wells in Kent who is blind and has epilepsy is getting help from a very special assistance dog.

Hetty, a black Labrador/retriever cross is the first dog in the UK to be trained as both a guide dog and a seizure dog. She will be officially handed over to her new owner, Toni Brown-Griffin on Saturday 26 November.  MEP Glenis Willmott, who represents the East Midlands and is Labour's Leader in the European Parliament, will be guest of honour at the ceremony in Sheffield.

Posted: 29/11/2011

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Christmas Cards designed by Royal Blind Pupils are ON SALE NOW!

Christmas Cards designed by Royal Blind Pupils are ON SALE NOW!

Looking for some charity Christmas cards that are one of a kind?

Each year, pupils at the school take part in a Christmas Card design competition and the winners are chosen by staff and visitors at the school. This year all of the designs have been made into some amazing cards which are now on sale to the public.

This year’s winners were Andrew Park and Becca Fraser. Runners up were; Amanda Roberts, Joseph Szpunar, Natasha Stevens and Scott Hilson. Well done to all the artists involved.

Posted: 25/11/2011

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German School Visit

German School Visit

The Royal Blind School were delighted to welcome 5 students and their teachers from Marburg in Germany on Wednesday 5th October, 2011.    Over a light lunch, the young people required no encouragement to begin chatting to each other and the din created by their conversation filled the room.

Meanwhile, the staff from each school introduced themselves and shared experiences and stories from the different schools and countries.

Posted: 25/11/2011

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Congratulations to Forward Vision

Congratulations to Forward Vision

Forward Vision was recently nominated in the Specialist Care Provider category of the Scottish Care Awards 2011. Julie Jamieson, Head of Care, and Jan Thompson, Depute Head of Care, attended the awards ceremony on Friday 18th November along with Chief Executive Richard Hellewell. Unfortunately the team didn’t win the overall award but still did well to make it to the final stages and were presented with a certificate. Jan and Julie are pictured with their certificate on the night.

Well done!

Posted: 23/11/2011

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Take part in 'Seeing it my way'

Take part in 'Seeing it my way'

Help us make sure every blind and partially sighted person has access to the same range of information, advice and practical support by taking part in 'Seeing it my way'.

'Seeing it my way' is a new initiative developed so that every person with sight loss across the UK gets the support they need. It sets out a range of outcomes that people have told us are important to them, such as the need for emotional support, mobility and independence.

Posted: 22/11/2011

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Watch Former Pupil Libby in an Inspirational TV Documentary

Watch Former Pupil Libby in an Inspirational TV Documentary

Former Royal Blind School pupil Libby Clegg has been featured in a BBC documentary called Running Blind, produced by Mallinson Sadler Productions. This inspiring documentary describes Libby’s dedication to running and follows her as she contends for a podium place at London 2012 Olympic Games.

Posted: 10/11/2011

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Tickets On Sale Now for Rabbies Girls 2012

Tickets On Sale Now for Rabbies Girls 2012

We are pleased to invite you to Rabbie’s Girls on 27 January 2012- a lively and entertaining Burns night designed just for the ladies!

This year’s event will once again be held at the George Hotel in Edinburgh and is the perfect way to start the year. The event provides a unique opportunity for ladies to enjoy the traditional Burns Supper- but with an elegant twist.

Posted: 10/11/2011

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Young people from Forward Vision recently attended a trip to the DSUK Ski Club and the Enchanted Forest

Young people from Forward Vision recently attended a trip to the DSUK Ski Club and the Enchanted Forest

The ski club is run by Disability Snowsports UK and the pupils first attended at a free open day last year. Following this a couple of pupils have since started to attend the Disability Snowsports club in Braehead, Glasgow around once a month.

Posted: 09/11/2011

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UK Association for Accessible Formats adopts UEB as the braille code for the UK

UK Association for Accessible Formats adopts UEB as the braille code for the UK

In an important decision for braille this week, UKAAF agreed to adopt Unified English Braille (UEB) as an official braille code in the UK. Standard English Braille (SEB) has been the recognised code in the UK since the 1930's.

Posted: 08/11/2011

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MDVI Euronet Week at the Royal Blind School Edinburgh

MDVI Euronet Week at the Royal Blind School Edinburgh

The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh Scotland has been a member of MDVI Euronet since its inception ten years ago. Membership of MDVI Euronet has provided many wonderful opportunities for networking with other professionals who work with children and young people with MDVI, opportunities for staff and pupil exchanges, and cooperative participation in several European projects. In the week of 10 to 14 October 2011, we celebrated MDVI Euronet Week.

 

How we celebrated:

 

Posted: 03/11/2011

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