Monthly Archives: December 2019

Euro Para Archery Championships

European Para Archery Championships in italy April 2020

BBS Archery Section recently carried out their selection for the visually impaired team that will compete in the European Para Archery Championships in Olbia on the Island of Sardinia Italy from 21st to 26th April 2020. 

BBS Archery Section is pleased to announce their team as follows:

VI 1 Category:

Roger Rees Evans, John Nicholl & Clive Jones

VI 2/3 category:

Steve Prowse, Nick Thomas & Phil Tranter

We congratulate them all and wish them every success in the competition.

 

 

Tech can add fun to education!

Tech can add fun to education - ObjectiveEd

Fostering independence in students with visual impairments

BY CHARLES F. D. WARREN

Educators can leverage sophisticated advancements in technology to help students with visual impairments develop new skills

Technological innovation provides students with visual impairments new tools to support independent living. The significant rise in the sophistication and popularity of smartphones and tablets creates opportunities to enhance learning and increase access.

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Alex VI finalist: Dance Westminster!

Alex Henderson VI Finalist in Dance Westminster 2019

Alex Henderson a VI finalist in Dance Westminster!

Congratulation from us all to Alex, a metro member and a fellow TPT employee and now the first VI finalist in his stage, so he will now be working with the Pro from Step Change Studios to learn his routine,  which he will perform at the gala finals on 23rd January at Porchester Hall IN Westminster!

Alex was interviewed by Will Bayley on BBC Strictly – It Takes Two

BBC IPlayer Link herehttps://blindsport.uk/AlexHDanceWest

The Gala event is free and we will share full details as soon as Westminster confirm the specifics.

Some photos of Alex at Dance Westminster below

Photo credit John Trigg and Diane Parker-Wood.

 

 

Tandem Cycling With MSSC

Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club for VI People

Tandem Cycling With MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People (MSSC) has been organising tandem cycle rides for over thirty years from its base in Colliers Wood.  The club has a fleet of tandem bicycles and pairs up sighted front riders with visually impaired back riders for regular outings.  The rides are short and long to various destinations, and always include a stop at a café or a pub.  Whether it be along quiet country lanes or following the Wandle trail, the atmosphere is convivial and enjoyed by all.  It’s a great way to have fun and keep fit.  New members are always welcome, regardless of ability or experience.

‘Have a Go” workshops

MSSC  runs regular ‘Have a Go” workshops for anyone who is keen to learn how to ride a tandem, either as a back rider (stoker) or a front rider (pilot).   Stokers can try riding a tandem with an experienced cyclist and practise their pedalling technique, while pilots can learn the basics of handling a tandem and how to interact and communicate with visually impaired stokers.

Following the training,  the short rides held every third Saturday of the month are ideal to start with. No more than 25 miles, and following quiet routes as much as possible, these rides are very social and relaxed. On the first Sunday of the month, we pedal off on the longer ride, venturing further afield, covering around 40 or so miles, equally rewarding but a little harder work.  During the spring and summer, we have a weekly evening ride and also run cycling weekends with an overnight stay.

MSSC’s next tandem training/confidence building workshop will be held on Saturday, 25th January 2020.  The session is open to anyone keen to learn how to ride the front of a tandem and those who have already tried but would like to develop their skills and confidence further. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Details

  • Where:   At the rear of the Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX                              (about 10 minutes’ walk from Colliers Wood Underground  Station)
  • When: Saturday,  25th January 2020  TIME: 10.00 to 13.00
  • Contact:  Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk  or Telephone: 07500 913 223

We need an idea of numbers, so please let us know if you plan to attend and if you would like sighted support from Colliers Wood Underground Station or a nearby bus stop.

If you would like to give tandem riding a go, but cannot make the workshop on 25th January, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative training session.

For more information about MSSC and all its activities, visit the website at www.mssc.org.uk.

MSSC Tandem Section   Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk