Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane

Edinburgh

EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266

office@royalblindschool.org.uk

 

 

Blog - Royal Blind School

Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest blogs about the Royal Blind School. 

 

How are you staying fit?

How are you staying fit?

Ciaran, who is one of our young residents in our care services, has been taking part in regular exercises with Senior Care Worker Glenn.

Together the pair have been lifting weights, doing sit-ups and doing step exercises too!

Posted: 07/04/2020 | Education

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Children's artwork welcomed by care homes

Children are being encouraged to draw what see from their window

 

What’s the view from your window?

Children are being encouraged to draw what they can see from their window, and to post or email that artwork to Royal Blind care homes for older people.

“We’d love to share children's artwork with the older people staying in our care,” said Stephanie Kirkwood, Meaningful Activities coordinator at Jenny’s Well care home.

Posted: 26/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People

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Royal Blind providing child care for 'key worker' staff in nursing and care

Royal Blind providing child care for 'key worker' staff in nursing and care

Children attending Royal Blind's new child care provision are finding the bright side of recent dark times.

Scottish schools have closed, leaving many of our nursing and care staff requiring child care for their children. 

We need our staff more than ever. The people with visual impairments who we care for need one-on-one support during this difficult time.

So, we’ve made arrangements so existing after-school care staff can care for our nursing and care staff's children, during this crucial time.

Posted: 25/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People

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Braille Lego bricks for Royal Blind School pupils

Braille Lego bricks for Royal Blind School pupils

The Royal Blind School was chosen by the LEGO Foundation to try out the first braille Lego bricks in the world.

Lego have created a new braille version of its famous bricks which have been made especially for young people who have a vision impairment.

Each coloured block features a braille letter made from the familiar Lego circular studs, as well as a printed letter. Also included are numbers and some maths symbols. The bricks have been handmade but will go into mass production around the world this year 

Posted: 10/02/2020 | Education

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Arabian Nights for the Royal Blind School Xmas show

Arabian Nights for the Royal Blind School Xmas show

Arabian Nights at the Royal Blind Christmas show.

Pupils and staff produced a fantastic ‘Arabian Nights’ Christmas show for family and friends at the Royal Blind School. The Christmas show at the school is always a highlight of the year and an opportunity for family, friends and staff to gather together and celebrate the end of term.

Posted: 18/12/2019 | Education, Child Care

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Royal Blind partnering accessible rugby spectating for people with sight loss

Bilal at the rugby with the interactive braille diagram and volunteers

We are very excited at Royal Blind to be partnering with both Edinburgh Rugby and BAT’s – a socially inclusive rugby club in Edinburgh. We have joined together to test out ways of making spectating at rugby matches accessible for people who are vision impaired. 

Posted: 30/10/2019 | Education, Adult Services

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Royal Blind pupils hand out braille thank you cards to local shops

Amy hands note to shop assistant

As part of National Braille Week 2019 our pupils handed out braille thank you cards to some shops and services the pupil’s use regularly in Edinburgh.

Posted: 23/10/2019 | Education

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LEGO braille bricks being used in class

pupil playing with braille Lego bricks

Pupils have been getting stuck in to trying out the LEGO braille prototype bricks specially sent to the Royal Blind school by the LEGO Foundation for our pupils to try. These pictures show Bo who has made a lego house oout of the whole box of braille lego, and Amy, Jay and Bo getting to grips with the bricks.

Posted: 09/10/2019 | Education, Child Care

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Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Pupils at the Royal Blind School held a special assembly to mark the start of National Braille Week.

Posted: 08/10/2019 | Education, Child Care

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East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

Since 2017 the Royal Blind School has been providing the East Lothian Vision Impairment Service. Teachers from the Royal Blind School visit pupils with vision impairment in mainstream schools across East Lothian.  These regular visits mean they are able to offer vital support and skills, such as teaching braille, helping to adapt areas in the classroom and working with both the pupil and their teacher.

Posted: 25/09/2019 | Education, Child Care

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