Wear dots…raise lots: Inspire sighted children to learn about braille

Post date: 
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Children completing braille activity sheets

This October, RNIB is asking schools to ‘Wear dots…raise lots’, by encouraging children to learn about braille while dressing in dotty clothing.

As part of the month-long campaign, RNIB’s Wear dots team have developed curriculum-relevant lesson plans for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 to 4, which you can use to inspire your students to learn about vision impairment and braille.
 
You can request a fundraising activity pack, which contains cards showing the alphabet in braille and special simulation glasses to give students an understanding of how vision impairment can affect every aspect of a person’s life. 
 
The team have also produced a short film to encourage teachers to get involved. See how Freddy and his teacher use the lesson plans and resources in their class:
 

Teachers! Meet Freddy... | #WearDots

 
To find out more, please visit RNIB’s Wear dots…raise lots webpage, email [email protected] or call 0845 345 0054.
 

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