Lesson : The Gift of Sight


This lesson explains how the eye works. It explores the importance of sight, eye safety and how sight can be restored to some blind people in developing countries for very little cost. Suitable for Year 4 upwards.

Cross-curricular links: science

Learning Activities:

  • group discussion on disability discrimination
  • A blind walk
  • Testing the reliability of smell
  • ‘find your blind spot’ activity
  • making a cartoon flip book

Linked assembly: 
This includes optical illusions and discussion about how our amazing brain interprets what the eye sees. The story of David Blunkett introduces discussion and reflection on the determination of people who have adapted to their particular disability.


"A wealth of information relating to the eye, sight & blindness, overlapping many curriculum areas."

"Great as an into for light and shadows in Y6...thanks!