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French care and education professionals visit Royal Blind School as part of tour of exemplary Scottish services

INS HEA at the Royal Blind School

French education and care staff visited the Royal Blind School today to learn how its students are helped with the transition to adult life.

Posted: 26/05/2016 | Education


Kidscene praised for 'excellent' environment in latest Care Inspectorate report

Kidscene children

Royal Blind’s after school and holiday club has been praised for creating an ‘exciting and dynamic’ environment where children respect and care for each other in its latest inspection report.

Posted: 23/05/2016 | Child Care


Forward Vision residents enjoy Music For ALL session

musical instruments

Residents at Royal Blind’s Forward Vision service for young adults enjoyed a musical morning as they attended the Music For ALL session. 

Posted: 18/05/2016 | Adult Services


Pushkin Prize winner Andrew shares creative writing retreat diary

Ian Rankin with Andrew Pettigrew

Budding author and Royal Blind School student, Andrew Pettigrew, has shared the diary he kept during a week-long creative writing retreat in the Highlands. 

Posted: 17/05/2016 | Education


Stephen Clegg to follow in athlete siblings' footsteps at Rio 2016 Paralympics

Stephen Clegg at the Royal Blind School

Former Royal Blind School student, Stephen Clegg, will follow in the footsteps of his athlete siblings to compete for Team GB in the 2016 Paralympics.

Posted: 16/05/2016 | Education


Royal Blind School bids fond farewell to Depute Head Teacher Sarah Hughes

Depute Head Sarah Hughes

Students and staff at the Royal Blind School are today saying a fond farewell to Depute Head - Outreach, Sarah Hughes. 

Sarah, who was part of the team that set up Royal Blind’s Learning Hub service, is moving to Cwmbran, Wales to become the Head of Visual Impairment Services for South East Wales. 

Posted: 13/05/2016 | Education


Forward Vision neighbours swing into action with community grant vote

Forward Vision resident, Alex, smiles for the camera

Residents of Royal Blind’s Forward Vision service will soon enjoy the use of a ‘birds nest’ swing after their community voted for them to be awarded £2,500 in funding.

Posted: 04/05/2016 | Adult Services


TV adventurer Bear Grylls presents Royal Blind School student with scout award at Windsor Castle

Scout Robbie with Bear Grylls

International adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, has honoured a dedicated Royal Blind School student and scout at a prestigious ceremony at Windsor Castle.  

Posted: 03/05/2016 | Education