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Kellogg's & St Vincent's Collaboration Success!

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To mark World Sight Day, Kellogg’s is today launching Coco Pops boxes for blind and partially sighted people as a trial in almost 60 Co-op stores across the UK.

Through the journey Kellogg's has worked with such inspiring people who have supported the business in understanding the requirements needed for accessible packaging for those with sight-loss. A key voice was St. Vincent's School, a specialist school for sensory impairment and other needs, who presented what accessible packaging meant to them. Technology and braille came out as two key elements. Kellogg's is delighted to have incorporated their ideas in to its accessible packaging strategy.

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Click on the link to watch Emilio's interview for Sky News talking about the Impact of St Vincent's and Parkour Free Running

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Article from Peter Oliver  - Visually impaired young people at St. Vincent’s School are showing us how to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges – head on.

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Article from Peter Oliver - You can count the number of seeds in an apple; but you can’t count the number of apples in a seed.

Pearson National Teaching Award Winners 2020

Sharing 'Journey for Peace' on Granda Reports.

#World Upside Down Campaign

Sharing our input for the 'Upside Down' Initiative highlighting the challenges many Visually Impaired people are experiencing while trying to social distance.  

St Vincent's - Winners of the 2020 Never Such Innocence song competition.

A wonderful start to the academic year. Well done to the 'I Believe Team,' Miss McMahon, East of Eli and Nathan West!

Winners at the Educate Award 2019 for Innovation in Education.

The creative strengths of St. Vincent’s pupils are channelled into designing access to sports technology to facilitate inclusion, participation and friendship generation impacting on health and wellbeing. The ideas designed by pupils supported by Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moore’s University ‘service-learning’ volunteers are placed as content for the physical SIGHTBOX including such ideas as a ‘boccia grid’ a ‘running line’ and’ I Rugby Ball’ alongside the traditional ‘ball with a bell’ . A surrounding curriculum links participation with entrepreneurial learning enabling pupils to demonstrate their employability and connect with further content design and research.

 

In collaboration with Rotary International and supportive school networks Nationally ( supporting Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural/ Citizenship curricula) , SIGHTBOXES have been bought and sent to VI schools from St. Vincent’s including Pakistan, India, Rwanda, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia, China, Ethiopia, Nepal , Tanzania, Virgin Islands and Peru . St. Vincent pupils acting as the ‘trainers of the trainers’ are using

communication technologies (facilitating thus more research and development in this area) to teach the overseas VI student peers how to use the content. Using the surround curriculum overseas schools are now asking St. Vincent’s to collaborate on making more sightbox content ideas generating new trade innovations in synergy with UN SDGS 17.3.4.5.8.10.

 

Simultaneously, St. Vincent’s pupils are teaching local and national VI pupils how to use the content and working collaboratively to break down barriers towards inclusion.

Andrea Begley sending a big hello and thank you to all the children and staff at St Vincent's for all the great work you are all doing during lockdown! 

CAFOD video Connecting Classrooms: Successful Schools. Connecting classrooms through global learning; our schools and International Schools to develop best practice for Visually Impaired pupils. 

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The impact of Nathan West and the East of Eli Angels in collaboration with St Vincent's Choir.

Well done to all our free runners for winning the Shackleton and Crew award for extraordinary teamwork!! Proud of you all

Indonesian Students visiting Liverpool & St Vincent's June 2019

Congratulations to Rainbow and the team champions of the FA Disability Cup! We are all so proud.

St Vincent's are extremely proud of receiving our 'Lasting Legacies' recognition for services to the community from the High Sheriff of Merseyside. 

Great to see St Vincent's staff recognised for their creative work in school receiving an  ‘Outstanding Service to Community’ award from Lions International. Fantastic achievement.

Our recent OUTSTANDING award from the British Horticulture society

Create Change article "A Sightbox In Every Tinseltown" about their personal journey from an East of Eli concert to getting connected with Sightbox UK. Please see link below for article.

Create change article 

Please click link below to see Merseyside Scouts article 'History in the making'

Scouts Article Link

BBC North West tonight celebrates St Vincent's Creativity.

The Prime Minister entering St Vincent's into Hansards at PM question time

The BBC showing how new Braille Technology can boost literacy levels with the help of our children 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/education-43965283/can-new-braille-technology-boost-literacy-levels

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Yew Tree Lane
West Derby
Liverpool
L12 9HN
Tel: 0151 228 9968
Email office@stvin.com

Registered Charity No. 1102657

Admitted to Liverpool City Council's Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions on 8th April 2015.