Seeing Together with St Vincent’s Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs

In June, pupils and staff from St Vincent’s Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs, Liverpool will be visiting Olney for Seeing Together, a collaborative project as part of Amazing Grace 250.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming Mrs Bernadette Buckle, Chair of Governors St Vincent’s, Dr John Patterson, Principal, staff and pupils.

The two day residential includes joint activities with Olney Middle School, Olney 1st Scouts, Olney Allotments, the Amazing Grace Community Orchard, the parish church of St Peter & St Paul and Cowper & Newton Museum. 

The activities include Seeds of Hope wildflowers, adding a tree that they have grown to the Queen’s Green Canopy, workshops with the Scouts and Olney Middle School and an evening event and webcast at the parish church of St Peter & St Paul.

pupils and staff from ST Vincent's Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs
Pupils and Staff of St Vincent's Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs

At Olney Middle School, St Vincent’s pupils and staff will join Morning Assembly, followed by four workshops  

Workshop 1:  Practical  experience of simulation spectacles ( ‘Sim specs’ ) replicating a number of visual impairments and use of ‘white cane’

Workshop 2:  Short history of braille an a Practical experience of Perkins Brailler pupils working in small groups with braille

Workshop 3:  Music workshop 

Workshop 4: Magic Bench  story-writing /  Citizenship towards a new Olney storyline to be created and published

The evening event at St Peter & St Paul is also the launch event for the school’s new resources, including an update on the growth of SightBox.*

And, of course, plenty of singing 

 

Find out more about St Vincent’s Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other

St Vincent’s projects:   The Magic Bench (Citizenship, Comics & Climate Action), Seeds of Hope (grown and harvested by the school)

* More about Sight box and how to support Sightbox

To find out more about Amazing Grace  and Amazing Grace 250

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