Family and friends see Royal Blind School at work


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.

Family and Friends Day is an occasion for pupils to show off their school and the projects and subjects they have been working on for the last year. For parents, relatives and friends it is an opportunity to meet the staff, view the residential areas, visit the classrooms and see the work of the school. This year, it was also a chance to see the redeveloped building in Morningside in operation.

The pupils also took centre stage when they hosted a variety of entertainment for their visitors with an Afternoon Extravaganza, followed by the Ready Steady Cook award which was won by Daniel Murphy. Image of Daniel Murphy being presented with Ready Steady Cook award

Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South, said:  “It is always a delight to visit the Royal Blind School, and I am incredibly proud to have such a great facility in my constituency. I look forward to joining the pupils and staff for an afternoon of entertainment, and to see all of the hard work they have put into their projects throughout the school year”.

Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teacher, said: “Family and Friends Day is our first Friends and Family Day in our newly merged school. For some friends and family, it may have been their first time seeing around the school premises. Both pupils and staff worked extremely hard on their presentations for the Afternoon Extravaganza and I hope that those who came along on Friday enjoyed the pupils’ performances. Friends and Family Day has always been one of my favourite days in the school calendar and this year did not disappoint.”