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. 

 

Vote now and help the Royal Blind School win £45,000 for its Courtyards Project

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Royal Blind School pupils are calling for YOUR vote to secure £45,000 of National Lottery funding.

The Royal Blind School in Morningside, Edinburgh, is one of five groups in the East of Scotland in the running for a share of up to £150,000 of funding from the People’s Projects.

Posted: 16/04/2018 | Education

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Communication is key at Learning Hub seminar

Teachers look at computer screen

Communication is an essential part of any school pupil’s day. Saying hello to friends in the morning, asking a teacher for help, or choosing what to have for lunch are just some of the ways that children express themselves throughout the day.

Posted: 04/07/2018 | Education

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Royal Blind School pupils interview David Walliams

Five pupils stand beside David Walliams

Comedian and children’s author David Walliams gave his only interview at the Edinburgh International Book Festival today to pupils from the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 23/08/2018 | Education

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Mark O'Donnell: Royal Blind aim to end loneliness

William Montgomerie

Written by Mark O'Donnell for The Scotsman.

Posted: 03/10/2018 | Education, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Our Vision for Equal Education

Our Vision for Equal Education

Today Royal Blind is launching Our Vision for Equal Education - a campaign to highlight the need for increased support in Scotland’s schools for blind and partially sighted pupils. 

Posted: 23/10/2018 | Education

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Chinese government officials meet Royal Blind School pupils

18 delegates present head teachers with a thank you gift

Pupils and staff of the Royal Blind School greeted some international visitors this week as the school hosted a group of delegates from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs this week.

Posted: 27/11/2018 | Education

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Pupils play ranger at Holyrood Park

Bo speaks through a walkie talkie held by teacher Mr Palencia

Royal Blind School pupils played park ranger for the day during a visit to Holyrood Park.  

Posted: 05/12/2018 | Education

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Royal Blind School visited by Education and Skills Committee

Mark O'Donnell, pupils and MSPs in music class at Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 13/12/2018 | Education

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Royal Blind pupil's work experience at the Scottish Poetry Library by Andrew Pettigrew

picture shows Royal Blind pupil Andrew Pettigrew

By Royal Blind pupil Andrew Pettigrew

Andrew joined the Royal Blind School when he was 11 after losing his sight between the age of 6 and 10 to Retinitis Pigmentosa. Andrew's mum Jospehine says that as Andrew's sight failed he had to use his imagination more. This inspired him to want to be a writer.

 

Posted: 04/09/2019 | Education

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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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