Pupils say a special thank you to workers
WE GO BACK to 1986 when the spotlight was on some very young journalists ... who said thank you to the blind people they visited by preparing a Braille version of their school magazine. Twenty-four pupils from Manor Junior School, Stratford, prepared a
WE GO BACK to 1986 when the spotlight was on some very young "journalists" ... who said thank you to the blind people they visited by preparing a Braille version of their school magazine.
Twenty-four pupils from Manor Junior School, Stratford, prepared a special edition of their magazine, Manor News, after a visit to Newham Municipal Industries where most of the workers are blind.
Teacher Ruth Taylor, pictured with some f the children, led the project, which was to focus on Industry Year 1986.
"They learned so much that it was definitely worthwhile.
They were so interested and now they understand more about handicaps," she said.
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The children visited the factory, met the workers and wrote about their impressions for the magazine.
Printing was paid for by a grant from Industry in Schools.
"I was nervous about the visit because I'd never met blind people before.
"I do not think I would be nervous again. They are jut normal people who cannot see," wrote Sheina Vasudevan, who was then aged ten.
Harminda Atwal, who was also ten and Dean Morris, also ten, jointly wrote: "We liked talking to the blind workers. They didn't seem like they were blind.