On Monday 29th January, our children were treated to a special assembly aimed at promoting eye health and allowing the children to appreciate how life could be more difficult for people who are visually impaired.
Terry and Julie from Open Sight, a local charity that works for visually impaired people, gave an interesting talk and all the children listened intently to what they were being taught. Terry, who is visually impaired himself, gave the children an insight of what it is like living with this disability. This brought an increased awareness for the importance of looking after their eyes.
Your child should have brought a leaflet home from the charity that highlights the key ways to keep your eye sight healthy. Make sure your child (and yourself!) follow these steps:
- Don't smoke!
- Eat your greens!
- Wear sunglasses! (make sure they have 100% UV protection)
- Go and have a sight test! (They are free for children under 16, or under 18 if they are in full time education)
Thank you to Terry and Julie for spending their time with us, the children really enjoyed their talk!