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Bishop Auckland students learn about being blind
MORE than 400 pupils at a Bishop Auckland school took part in a variety of activities to raise awareness of the challenges faced by blind people.
Inspired by the work of the RNIB, students and staff at St John’s School and Sixth Form College spent time last week holding a cake and second hand book stalls, entered competitions and took part in a sponsored read pyjama party.
They also enjoyed visits from Heather Hebden, manager of the ophthalmology unit as part of the Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust; partially sighted student Robyn Kinnersley and blind footballer Owen Bainbridge. Winners of the competitions were invited to a Mad Hatter’s tea party on Friday (October 19).