World Sight Day Visit from Light into Europe

October 9, 2014

On Thursday October 9th, IBSB had a whole school non uniform day to raise money for Light into Europe. Throughout the day, many classes carried out activities which simulated visual impairment by using blindfolds. Many of the younger children got the chance to write their names in braille, demonstrating that children who become blind at a young age can also experience the joy of reading and writing in school. With the use of fun feely bag activities, pupils were encouraged to think about how they experience the world around them, and learn not to take their sight for granted. To complete our week, Sir Stan Platt, Chairman of Light Into Europe brought to our Friday assembly two guide dogs for the blind. All the children were in awe to see and hear that their donations from World Sight Day were going to a very good cause.