Royal Blind School

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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. 


Craigmillar Park Campus Friends and Family Day 2014

Harry and Michael holding their baton

The annual Craigmillar Park Campus ‘Friends and Family Day’ took place on Friday 6th June, and was another fantastic opportunity for visitors to explore the Royal Blind School and meet our amazing teachers and staff.  This year’s event was even more special than usual, as it was the final Craigmillar Campus Friends and Family Day, ahead of the school’s exciting move to our newly renovated Canaan Lane Campus.

Posted: 12/06/2014 | Education


Lothian Buses Double-Decker visits the Royal Blind School

A pupil sitting in the driver seat of the bus

Royal Blind School pupils were recently treated to a very special mobility lesson when the school’s Habilitation Department organised for a Lothian Buses double-decker bus to visit the Craigmillar Campus.

Posted: 02/06/2014 | Education


Craigmillar Campus Farewell Tours

Former pupils reuniting at the Craigmillar Campus

The Royal Blind School’s Craigmillar Campus opened its doors to some familiar faces last week, with a series of ‘Farewell Tours’ to celebrate the incredible history of the building.

Posted: 29/05/2014 | Education


A Farewell Tour of the Craigmillar Park Campus

Royal Blind School's Craigmillar Park building


We would like to invite former staff and pupils of the Royal Blind School to pay a farewell visit to the Craigmillar Park building on Tuesday 20 May at 6.30pm.

Posted: 15/05/2014 | Education


Royal Blind’s European Theatre Project

A Forward Vision resident taking part in the weekly music group

The world of the theatre and performing arts enriches the lives of millions throughout the world. Staff from Royal Blind are engaging with professional groups throughout Europe in a unique project to bring theatre and performance into the world of adults with Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairment (MDVI).


Posted: 30/04/2014 | Education, Adult Services


Royal Blind Pupils Get Sneak Preview of Edinburgh Trams

A row of Edinburgh trams

A group of five pupils from the Royal Blind School had a fun day on Thursday 13th March when they got the chance to take a ride on one of Edinburgh’s long awaited trams. As the tram system isn’t due to launch until May, it was a fantastic opportunity to find out what the service will actually be like and how well it will cater to the unique needs of disabled, blind and visually impaired passengers.


Posted: 17/04/2014 | Education


Royal Blind Pupils Visit Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Royal Blind Pupils Visit Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Royal Blind School pupils Brandon, Daniel and Myles went on a visit to the Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the University of Edinburgh's Old College Quad. The boys had been learning about Chinese New Year when their teacher, Ms Young, found out about the exhibition.

Posted: 25/02/2014 | Education


MEP Visits Royal Blind School

MEP Visits Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School is currently working on in collaboration with various partners in Europe as part of the Comenius STEP UP project.

The Comenius programme is named after Juan Amos Comenius, a passionate education reformer who was one of the earliest champions of a universal system of education.

Posted: 28/01/2014 | Education


Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade

Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade

Since 2010, pupils have been taking part in fair trade activities at the Royal Blind School, as well as being registered with the Fairtrade Foundation since 2011 with the hope of reaching full fair trade accreditation.

Becoming accredited is a huge challenge, but one that Royal Blind School Modern Foreign Languages teacher Mary McNulty is dedicated to achieving.

Posted: 23/01/2014 | Education


Royal Blind School Christmas Cards 2013

Royal Blind School Christmas Cards 2013

As you may remember, early in November the Royal Blind School pupils were busy demonstrating their creativity to create a range of Christmas themes for the school’s Christmas Card Competition 2013.

Posted: 03/12/2013 | Education