Holy Trinity Catholic School and Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments Share Lesson in Braille

Thursday, February 23rd

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND SAINT LUCY DAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS SHARE LESSON IN BRAILLE

DSCN0199Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School 7th and 8th grade students recently completed a unit of study on the life of Louis Braille, the 19th Century Frenchman who was best known as the creator of the Braille alphabet for those with visual impairments.  Braille’s alphabet remains the primary mode of literacy for children who are blind.

On Wednesday, February 22nd the students received a special visitor for a real life lesson in Braille.  Nicholas Lentz a 7th grade student at Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments in Northeast Philadelphia, one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, visited Holy Trinity with his Principal, Sister Lisa Lettiere, I.H.M.

This visit marked the third year in a row that Holy Trinity and Saint Lucy schools have partnered together.  Nicholas, with assistance from Sister Lisa, showed the students how he uses Braille in his everyday life and shared with them some of the materials and devices available to someone with visual impairments.

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Editor’s Note:

For more on this lesson, “Blind student helps seventh-graders in Morrisville get a feel for Braille” can be read via Bucks County Courier Times via the link:

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/blind-student-helps-seventh-graders-in-morrisville-get-a-feel/article_d62f98c4-f86b-11e6-ac3d-175932643fbe.html