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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. 


Smoothing the Transition from school

Speakers from the Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

The Royal Blind School was a centre for informative discussion on the move from school into adult life, as parents, carers, teachers and speakers from many different organisations gathered for the successful 'Post School Transition' event.

Posted: 11/02/2015 | Education


Making the transition from school - information event


The move from school to adult life is a big change for anyone, but young people with additional support needs can face even greater challenges.

To prepare and inform parents and carers for their own child's post-school transition, the Royal Blind School is hosting an information event on Tuesday February 10.

Posted: 28/01/2015 | Education


The Christmas Book of Crazy Poetry

Andrew Pettigrew reading a poem in Braille.

Royal Blind School pupil and author Andrew Pettigrew sends a thank you message to all those who made a donation for his book of poems and helped raise funds for tackling Ebola in West Africa.

Posted: 18/12/2014 | Education


Overseas visit for Royal Blind School

Overseas visit for Royal Blind School

A visit from an overseas student highlights the importance of the outreach work being done by the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 17/12/2014 | Education


A Musical Christmas

Matthew Goode with Nordoff Robbins therapist and Nina Nesbitt

Royal Blind’s Christmas celebrations kicked off last week with a concert hosted together with Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Posted: 10/12/2014 | Education


The Royal Blind School's Royal Opening

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester

The Royal Blind School celebrated a historic day when our Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, officially opened the £4.5 million re-developed school building in Morningside on Thursday 27 November.

Posted: 03/12/2014 | Education


Music Unlimited at the Royal Blind School

Music Unlimited perfomance


An inspiring afternoon of conversation and performance took place at the Royal Blind School this month. The "Music Unlimited" event was the finale of a student-led enquiry into music-making opportunities, with pupils from Royal Blind School and James Gillespie's High School coming together creatively.

Posted: 19/11/2014 | Education


Royal Blind School pupils meet Scottish War Blinded members

A Royal Blind School pupils investigates Braille woodwork at the Linburn Centre

As part of their project on Remembrance, pupils from the Royal Blind School followed up their visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory (read more here) with a visit to Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre. The West Lothian-based centre offers a wide range of activities, social outings, rehabilitation and independent living skills to visually impaired veterans. Here is teacher Ms Young's account of the day.

Posted: 11/11/2014 | Education


Pupils meet veterans on trip to the Poppy Centre

Inside the Lady Haig Poppy Factory

Pupils from class 7 at the Royal Blind School recently went on an educational visit to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh as part of a project on Remembrance. Here, their teacher Ms Young gives an account of the day...

Posted: 10/11/2014 | Education