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. 

For media enquiries please contact Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager on:

Office hours: 0131 229 1456
Out of hours: 07713 987 797

Impact of mindfulness on children with disabilities captured in new book

Pupil and staff member during mindfulness event

Press Release | 29/10/2015

A school-based programme that demonstrated how mindfulness can help children with disabilities has been captured in a new book, launched by Children in Scotland.

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New service launched at Scottish Learning Festival to support teachers of blind learners

New service launched at Scottish Learning Festival to support teachers of blind learners

Press Release | 23/09/2015

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation will today launch a new service to support teachers in mainstream schools who have visually impaired children in their classroom.

The Royal Blind Learning Hub will provide training, support, advice and workshops to all those involved in the education of visually impaired children and young people across Scotland.

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Former pupil, Libby Clegg, returns to the Royal Blind School

Libby Clegg with her guide dog, Hattie

Press Release | 02/09/2015

ESPC sponsored paralympian Libby Clegg spent time on Tuesday 1 September with pupils at the Royal Blind School to see where money raised by the property marketing company will be used. 

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Royal Blind School pupils get set for London Metro Games

Steven and guide runner on the track in London

Press Release | 18/06/2015

Pupils from the Royal Blind School will be running, shot-putting and long jumping in London this weekend, at the Metro Athletics Open.

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Cultural exchange for Royal Blind School pupils

Photograph of Royal Blind School, Morningside, Edinburgh

Press Release | 16/06/2015

Pupils and staff from Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School this week are swapping the leafy lanes of Morningside for a cultural exchange trip in Germany. 

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Family and friends see Royal Blind School at work

Photograph of Carrie Manion, Ian Murray MP, and Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teache

Press Release | 15/06/2015

This year’s annual Family and Friends Day at the Royal Blind School welcomed Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South and newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

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Royal Blind School runs training event for mainstream teachers

Music teacher Karl McRae displays a switch and ipad

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Teachers from across Scotland have gathered at the Royal Blind School for a special training event focussing on work with blind and disabled children.

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Royal Blind expands outreach provision to mainstream schools with new appointment

Hands reading Braille

Press Release | 14/05/2015

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has announced the appointment of a Learning Hub Manager to develop a new service to support education professionals in mainstream schools who have blind children in their classroom.

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Charity calls for investment in training for qualified teachers of visually impaired

Charity calls for investment in training for qualified teachers of visually impaired

Press Release | 02/05/2015

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has called on the Scottish Government to increase investment in training more Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired and to strengthen the provision of specialist resources for blind and partially sighted pupils.

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Scooter Club in egg run to Royal Blind School

Junjie on a scooter

Press Release | 25/03/2015

A convoy of scooters is set to ride to the Royal Blind School armed with Easter eggs this evening (Wed Mar 25).

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