Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266



Distance Learning

There are a wide range of resources available to parents and pupils. We will keep this page updated with the latest resources for children and young people who are learning at home.

Our guide to learning resources

These resources are suitable to support pupils with additional support needs and their families. We've included a wide range of topics from curriculum subjects to sensory stories, fun research, activities and projects and virtual tours.

Week 11

Learning Resources

Week 10

Learning Resources 

Tactile sensory ideas for children and young people

Week Nine

Learning Resources

Week Eight

Learning Resources

STEPS: Being active at home

STEPS: Tips for disabled people, family and friends

Week Seven

Learning Resources

Week Six

Learning Resources

Free Story Massage Book

Week Five

Learning Resources

Week Four

Learning resources for week four

Week Three

Learning resources for week three

Holiday resources

Easter holiday resources 

Week Two

Learning resources for week two.

Easter resources for children and young people 

Sensory art activities

Week One

Learning resources for week one.

Accessible Books

We have produced a guide to accessible books, newspapers and magazines. Most are free to those with a print disability and some are available for free or discounted during the school closures.

Download our guide to accessible books here.

The Parent Club

This toolkit by the Scottish Government contains information and advice for parents caring for and educating their children at home, including advice on talking to your child about coronavirus, and a Q&A with the First Minister. 

Visit the Parent Club  

The Learning Hub 

The Royal Blind Learning Hub has some great resources and guides to education children and young people with sight loss, including those with complex needs. 

From subject teaching to inclusive commnication (like Canaan Barrie signing), there are hundreds of video and written resources to explore with your child or young person. 

Visit the Learning Hub.

NHS Guidance 

The NHS have produced guidance to help you support someone's posture at home. 

Download Your Posture Matters.

Mindfulness at home 

Mindfulness is fast becoming common practice in mainstream education. It can foster wellbeing, improve self-confidence and self-esteem and provide coping mechanisms, which contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing. 

Listen to our guided mindfulness session below and download the accompanying activity sheet here.

Royal Blind · Mindfulness Complex Needs.WAV


Download our guide to mindfulness at home, and watch our short film about mindfulness at the Royal Blind School below.