Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

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Blog - Royal Blind School

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


Royal Blind School Awards Nomination

Image of Royal Blind School pupils during sports day

Award nomination for the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 04/11/2014 | Education


Pupils make a film with the BBC Learning LAB

Pupils move fabric to make a stop motion animation

From shaving foam art to stop-motion animations, when the BBC learning lab came to the Royal Blind School, it was definitely what you'd call a 'multimedia' experience.... 

Posted: 29/10/2014 | Education


A Brailliant visit from Sue Reid Sexton!

Sue Reid Sexton reading at the Royal Blind School

This year's National Braille Week got off to a flying start with support from two leading authors. Granta Best Young British Novelist Jenni Fagan launched the week during the Portobello Book Festival (more here), then we had a fantastic visit to our services from historical novelist Sue Reid Sexton.

Posted: 07/10/2014 | Education


Libby Clegg Wins Gold for Scotland

Libby Clegg

We are enormously proud of our former pupil, Libby Clegg, who won Gold for Scotland last night in the Commonwealth Games.

Posted: 29/07/2014 | Education


Melanie runs EMF Marathon in Support of Royal Blind

Melanie runs EMF Marathon in Support of Royal Blind

Having run for a few years, I always planned to run my first marathon when I turned 40.  The natural choice was do run the Edinburgh marathon and raise money for the Royal Blind School to say a huge thank you to them on behalf of my entire family for all their support and care given to my Nephew Lloyd over the last 12 years.

Posted: 18/07/2014 | Education


Charity’s School Success Stories

Libby Clegg - Glasgow 2014, Commonwealth Games

The Royal Blind School provides much more than an education. Pupils learn valuable life skills to prepare them for the transition to adulthood. 

Posted: 17/07/2014 | Education


Farewell to our School Leavers!

Roseanne Allisson, Deputy Care Services Manager, with pupil

Today we also say a fond farewell to our school leavers. 

Posted: 27/06/2014 | Education


A Farewell Celebration at Craigmillar Park

Pupil on adapted bike

We have held a number of activities to enable everyone to say goodbye to the building that has educated blind pupils since 1835.

Posted: 27/06/2014 | Education


Harry Lovett's Work Experience at Gorgie Farm

Harry Lovett at Gorgie Farm

When most 15 year old school pupils are asked what they would like to do as a work experience placement, most of them opt for comfortable indoor work with no heavy lifting. But not Harry Lovett!

Posted: 26/06/2014 | Education


Daniel Murphy visits 11th Edinburgh North East Cub Scout Pack

Scout Daniel and Roseanne, Care Manager

Royal Blind School pupil and Scout member Daniel Murphy recently visited another Scout Group to talk with them about disability awareness.

Posted: 17/06/2014 | Education