Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane

Edinburgh

EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266

office@royalblindschool.org.uk

 

 

Press Releases - Royal Blind School

Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest press releases. 

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Royal Blind pupils visit Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Pupil Aiden making a poppy. Picture courtesty Royal Regiment of Scotland

Press Release | 07/11/2019

Royal Blind pupils try their hand at making poppies at Edinburgh’s Poppy Factory.

Four pupils from the Royal Blind School visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.  Bo, Rebeka, Jay and Aiden were given a tour of the factory and met several of the ex-servicemen and women who live there.

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Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

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The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.

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Royal Blind provides educational support in Orkney

Royal Blind provides educational support in Orkney

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Royal blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney

 

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Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Press Release | 07/10/2019

Royal Blind pupils among first in world to try LEGO braille bricks to mark National Braille Week.

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Sight loss charity raises concerns over treatment waiting times

Person undergoing an eye test.

Press Release | 27/06/2019

Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity is urging the Scottish Government to take action to ensure all patients in Scotland seeking treatment for eye conditions are seen within national waiting time guidelines.

 

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Royal Blind pupils meet Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice with Royal Blind pupil Bo

Press Release | 17/06/2019

 

Two pupils from the Royal Blind school in Edinburgh got a chance to meet Princess Beatrice today at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

 

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Head Teacher of Royal Blind School Retires

Head teacher Elaine smiling behind her desk

Press Release | 30/05/2019

The Head Teacher of the Royal Blind School has announced her retirement.

Elaine Brackenridge, who has worked at the Royal Blind School for the last ten years – first as Depute Head and then as Head Teacher since 2013 – retires from her position this month.

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Charity calls for urgent action to support increasing number of pupils with vision impairment

Royal Blind School pupil typing Braille

Press Release | 12/03/2019

New figures published today by the Scottish Government show the numbers of pupils with vision impairment in Scotland’s schools has more than doubled over the last ten years, leading to a call from Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity for increased specialist support. Royal Blind is calling on local authorities and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to improve support for blind and partially sighted pupils.  

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MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

Press Release | 13/12/2018

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

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Royal Blind School rated ‘excellent’ in Education Scotland inspection

pupil lolly laughs with teacher

Press Release | 27/11/2018

A school for children and young people with vision impairment has been praised for its ‘outstanding positive learning environment’ following an inspection by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

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