BBC & Premier League Super Movers

supermovers

The BBC and Premier League have started a campaign called Super Movers to help primary school teachers encourage children to become more active. The initiative intends to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning. The scheme will also encourage families to live active lifestyles.

Teachers can access content on the Super Movers website, while there will also be a range of ‘just for fun’ videos and games designed to get children and grown-ups moving together in their living rooms.

The project is supported by Loughborough University staff including Dr Lauren Sherar, a senior lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS). “There is growing evidence supporting beneficial effects of active learning on education-related outcomes.” she said. “Super Movers is a fantastic programme to help teachers create a fun and active classroom.”

“We recognise the power football has to connect with young people and positively influence their lives”

Richard Scudamore.Premier League executive chairman

Website: Supermovers   

  • Mum’s and dads can get moving as well! Take a look at the Get Inspired website for lots of ideas and opportunities

Dr Lauren Sherar, a senior lecturer in physical activity and public health at Loughborough University, is an academic adviser for Super Movers.

“There is growing evidence supporting beneficial effects of active learning on education-related outcomes,” she said.

“Super Movers is a fantastic programme to help teachers create a fun and active classroom.”

BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan, Arsenal Women’s captain Alex Scott MBE and Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya are official Super Movers ambassadors.

“We recognise the power football has to connect with young people and positively influence their lives,” said Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore.

“Super Movers will harness the reach and strength of our clubs and the BBC to encourage children to be more active and engaged throughout their learning.”

24 Hr Tennis Marathon!

Alan and JoeTurnbull 24 hour tennis marathon

Alan and Jo Turnbull:   A Metro  Blind Sport  Member and Trustee are raising funds to support Blind Tennis in the North East and they are taking part in a 24 Hr Tennis Marathon!

This will help to buy equipment including sound balls (£10 per ball)

The Forte Village 24Hr Tennis Marathon

For the 5th straight year, Bright Ideas for Tennis will be playing tennis for 24 hours continuously. This year the 2 Tennis Pro’s playing throughout will be Danny Sapsford and Commonwealth Gold medalist, Jocelyn Rae.

Play will take place at the NTC, Roehampton, beginning on Saturday 17th February 2018.

You can Donate Here:  http://bit.ly/24HrTennis

About

We both started playing blind tennis in 2012.  The game was in its infancy then but has rapidly growing  ever since.  There are now 7 regional tournaments culminating in the National Championships held annually in October.

One of the first tournaments we participated in was at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond.  The North East Visually Impaired tennis club has been a major contributor to increasing participation and raising the profile of the game across the U K.

Blind tennis can usually only be played on indoor courts and with specialist foam sound balls which have to be imported from Japan.  All of this is expensive – please support us by donating whatever amount you can afford to enable this to continue and expand.  It’s not just the sport, there is a social side to the game which allows often very isolated people interact and keep fit at the same time.

Event details

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 Event date

17-February-2018 00:00  – 18-February-2018 23:59

You can Donate Here:  http://bit.ly/24HrTennis

 

Walk Eye to Eye with Moorfields

Walk Eye to Eye with Moorfields

Kick start your year by joining the #EyeToEye 2018 walk Sunday 4 March. You can sign up and join #TeamMoorfields along with hundreds of other people walking from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye, all with the aim of building a world beyond visual impairment.

Sign up during the month of January for your chance to win two tickets for the London Eye. Everyone who signs up for Eye to Eye during January will be entered into the prize draw and two lucky winners will be picked at random to win a pair of free tickets each to go on the London Eye, valid till June 2018.

Walk Eye to Eye with Moorfields

Eye to Eye is a great way for patients, staff, friends and family to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Charity, and to show their support for or honour a loved one.

Routes 
Choose between walking four or 14 miles and every pound you raise will help fund pioneering research at Moorfields Eye Hospital to help create a future where sight loss is a thing of the past.

Registration
Registration is free for accompanied children under 16 and is just £18 for the 14 mile route and £12 for the four mile route. We suggest a sponsorship goal of £100 for every participating adult.

Fundraising:

Please don’t forget to set up a fundraising page through JustGiving. It is a great way to let your friends and family know about the amazing walk you are taking part in and it is also very easy to share on social media, to help boost your fundraising.

4 mile Eye to Eye – fundraising page 

14 mile Eye to Eye – fundraising page

We will supply:

  • Route maps
  • T-shirts for every participant (supplied by Premier Marketing – thank you so much for the support)
  • Fundraising support
  • Refreshments, medal, goodie bag and celebration at the end of the walk venue at Kings College University

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Eye to Eye participant, had this to say after taking part earlier this year:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my first Eye to Eye walk and was bowled over by how passionate and energetic everyone was – despite the grey weather. It was great to speak to staff, patients and their loved ones while exploring the sights of London. Eye to Eye is a brilliant event and I look forward to taking part again next year.”

Sign up now

Please feel free to contact Gabrielle Richardson on 020 7566 2486 or by email and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Eye to Eye walk and Moorfields Eye Charity.
Thank you once again for your great support. We are looking forward to meeting you at the starting line.

 

Why Amazon’s Alexa is ‘Life Changing!

Why Amazons Alexa Is Life Changing for the Blind

original  article by  pcmag.com 

Bill Boules, blind since birth, has three Amazon Echos at his home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and says they’ve been “life changing.”

Boules, 42, bought the smart speaker as soon as it came out and found that right away it helped him more easily access audio content on the web. Previously, he had to use a screen reader, which is software that orally announces the contents of a web page. Continue reading Why Amazon’s Alexa is ‘Life Changing!

Queen Elisabeth Guiding Services!

Queen Elisabeth Guiding Services

Over 70 volunteers have received the training and are ready and raring to be a guide!

As part of the Paralympic legacy, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been designed to be as accessible as possible for all visitors.  Thanks to a partnership with Guide Dogs, the community sighted guides form an important part of the Park’s wider Park Mobility service.

“Guide Dogs London are pleased the Park is continuing to develop its trainers and volunteers in sighted guide skills and to be working in conjunction with them to increase accessibility of an iconic site.” – Craig Weeks, Guide Dogs

What can we offer?

  • Meet and greet at Stratford Station
  • Free tours around the Park* – comments on what’s around them, sounds and smells
  • Sighted guides with an incredible knowledge and passion for the Park
  • First class customer service!

“All the volunteers really made the whole experience enjoyable for everyone with their knowledge, friendliness and understanding. I would highly advise others to utilise such a wonderful service.”  – Laura Ross, East London Vision

Want to know more?

For further information on our accessibility services and Sighted guides , please email the Volunteer Manager:  Adele Lefebvre: adelelefebvre@londonlegacy.co.uk

or call 07855 136 893   

To book email: volunteer@queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk 

*Small fee may apply to group bookings. The fee will be reinvested into the Mobility Service as it is delivered by Our Parklife, the Park’s Community Interest Company which delivers volunteering, training and employment opportunities on the Park.