Crosland Moor pupils discovered a world without sight as part of a disability awareness day.
Students at Moor End Academy will not forget their experience at the school, when Guide Dogs for the Blind set up its interactive display.
Blindfolded, they were asked to guide themselves along a darkened covered tunnel area, using their sense of touch to avoid falls, to simulate what it is like to get around without sight.
Staff believed it would help nurture a greater level of understanding between sighted pupils and those with sight difficulties at the school and broaden understanding of the association.
One year seven student who had a go, Jack Green, said: “I thought the sensory tunnel was great because you gained an idea of what a blind person goes through during their life.”
A guide dog, Labrador Teddy, also visited pupils, along with two trainers.
This helped to highlight the massive impact they have on a blind person’s life, such as enabling them to live independently.
The school, which organised several charity events throughout December, hopes to be able to raise £1,500.
That is the amount needed to sponsor a guide dog.
Another year seven pupil, Irram Saleem, said: “He may be a dog but he was very special.
“He made me realise how important guide dogs are and how he uses his hearing and smell to help him know where he is and what he is doing.”