Visit from The Huddersfield Society for the Blind.

hsbThis week during Year 9 PSHCE lessons we have had visitors from The Huddersfield Society for the Blind. On Monday and Tuesday Harold, who is a retired president of the society, came in with John who suffers partial blindness. Harold spoke about the work of the society in helping blind people develop independence and how they provided funds to help blind people adapt their houses to make them easier to live in. John who is 93 years old lives in a big old house in Huddersfield and spoke about how grateful he is to the society for arranging trips and visits to the coast for himself and his friends in the society. John is an inspirational character who had enjoyed a career in broadcasting and as a part time referee in The Football League. He also spoke about how blindness only spurred him on to enjoy his life more and that we should always remember that no matter what happens there are always those less fortunate than ourselves.

 


It was a great experience for our students to meet our elderly and blind visitors so they could hear from people that are different from them but who live in the same community. They enjoyed the talk very much with John and Harold commenting on how friendly and welcoming the students were and how they felt that Salendine Nook was a good school providing fantastic opportunities for its young people. We hope to have them in again soon!

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