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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. 


Pupils host summer barbecue for Scooter Club at the Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School's Daniel sits on a scooter

Pupils of the Royal Blind School hosted a barbecue for their friends in the Edinburgh Scooter Club.

Posted: 26/06/2017 | Education


Work Experience Week: Junjie at Virgin Money

Junjie and his colleagues at Virgin Money

Students of the Royal Blind School have been taking part in work experience placements to boost their CVs and gain an insight into the working world.

Posted: 22/06/2017 | Education


Learning Hub: Teachers get tech-savvy in BrailleNote Touch seminar

Humanware trainer Andrew demonstrates BrailleNote Touch

Humanware, the company that produces the BrailleNote, has launched a ground-breaking new piece of tech, the BrailleNote Touch – a certified braille tablet with a touch screen.

And last week Royal Blind’s Learning Hub joined forces with Humanware to host a seminar on using the BrailleNote Touch in a classroom environment.

Posted: 19/06/2017 | Education


Three decades of Scouts service rewarded with Silver Acorn award

Roseanne in the St George's Day celebration

A volunteer Scout Cub leader for 32 years, Roseanne Allison’s duties have taken her as far as the Andes mountain range in South America.  

Now she has been presented with the prestigious Chief Scout’s Silver Acorn award by the Scottish Scouting Commission. 

Posted: 12/06/2017 | Education, Child Care


Royal Blind School students demonstrate mindfulness techniques to Preston Street Primary School

Children lying down on yoga mats in a hall

Royal Blind School pupils demonstrated the practice of mindfulness when they hosted a class from nearby Preston Street Primary School. 

The school has been holding mindfulness sessions incorporation sensory story-telling, body awareness and relaxation techniques for several years.

Now Preston Street Primary School teacher Katy Ritty has kindly shared her class' experiences with the Royal Blind blog.

Posted: 01/06/2017 | Education


Art teacher raises nearly £800 with daring abseil challenge

Jilly Logan abseiling down the Forth Rail Bridge

Royal Blind School art teacher Jillian Logan has raised nearly £800 for Royal Blind by abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Jilly joined the school in August and was inspired by the work Royal Blind does to support visually impaired children and adults.

And on Sunday she took part in a daring abseil from the 165ft bridge, smashing her £500 fundraising goal to raise £756. 

Posted: 25/05/2017 | Education


Egg-citing chocolate workshop for Royal Blind School pupils

Craig stirring chocolate

With Easter just around the corner, Royal Blind School pupils have been crafting tasty treats for the holidays in a multi-sensory chocolate workshop.

Posted: 13/04/2017 | Education


Royal Bind School pupils welcome the spring with Live Music Now

Sirocco Winds performers playing the flute and clarinet

Pupils from the Royal Blind School have been enjoying a sensory music lesson with the help of Live Music Now Scotland.

Posted: 04/04/2017 | Education


Royal Blind School reopens Drever House

Drever House, Royal Blind School

A former house for Royal Blind School pupils has reopened its doors after an increase in the number of residential pupils at the school.

Posted: 01/04/2017 | Education


Scooter clubs donate £100 to Royal Blind School after annual Easter rally

Pupil smiles near scooter

A scooter convoy has donated £100 – and dozens of Easter eggs – to the Royal Blind School after their annual rally to the campus.

Posted: 30/03/2017 | Education