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BBS National Youth Swim Gala!

The BBS National Youth Swim Gala 7 March 2020

Save the Date: The BBS National Youth Swim Gala 2020

The British Blind Sport Swim Gala will be held on 7th March at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull.

Date: Saturday 7th March 2020
Location: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull
Time: 1 pm – 6 pm
EVENTS
Swim Gala for Children and Young People aged 7-17 (mixed ability)
Swim lessons for Children and Young People new to swimming aged 5-17
Please note, this event will be FREE to attend.

ENTER:

To sign up and be the first to hear all the latest info, fill in the form by following the link below: buff.ly/35rz023

Contact: BBS Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk
or Tel: 01926 424247

 

BBS National Youth Swim Gala!

The BBS National Youth Swim Gala 7 March 2020
Venue:
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull
Time:
1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
07th March 2020
Cost:
TBC - fill in online form to get more info


Save the Date: The BBS National Youth Swim Gala 2020

The British Blind Sport Swim Gala will be held on 7th March at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull.

Date: Saturday 7th March 2020
Location: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull
Time: 1 pm – 6 pm
EVENTS
Swim Gala for Children and Young People aged 7-17 (mixed ability)
Swim lessons for Children and Young People new to swimming aged 5-17
Please note, this event will be FREE to attend.

ENTER:

To sign up and be the first to hear all the latest info, fill in the form by following the link below: buff.ly/35rz023

Contact: BBS Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk
or Tel: 01926 424247

 

BBS UCLan & TPT Research Together!

BBS UCLan & TPT Research Together

BRITISH BLIND SPORT PARTNER WITH UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE AND THOMAS POCKLINGTON TRUST FOR IMPORTANT CHILDREN RESEARCH PIECE

Original post by  britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to undertake research investigating the physical development rates of children with sight loss compared to their sighted peers.

The research project will explore whether any link exists between a child’s sight levels and physical health levels, including measuring motor skills. It will also look to identify the key reasons that explain any quantifiable differences. Finally, our research will aim to identify the impact that reduced physical health or motor skills rates may have on a child’s individual mental wellbeing.

The partnership between British Blind Sport and UCLan will aim to demonstrate the impact of sight loss on children through various research methods, namely literature reviews, physical development and motor competence research with participants, wellbeing questionnaires, interviews with families and interviews with sector professionals.

British Blind Sport is excited to be embarking on this research partnership, and confident that the results will prove valuable to all stakeholders who support people with visual impairments, especially those in the sport and sight loss sectors.

This research partnership is vital to not only measuring the suspected development differences, but also understanding why those differences occur. The project’s findings will provide much needed evidence to inform future interventions and ensure any inequalities can be reduced.

Matt Reeves, from the University of Central Lancashire said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to better understand how visual impairment and the development of motor competences potentially impact physical activity levels and the subsequent influence this has on social and mental wellbeing. This is a hugely important issue to better understand and we are pleased to be helping BBS drive forward such important work.”

Alison Oliver, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting this research. It is so important that blind and partially sighted children are given the best opportunities to engage in activities that support their mental and physical wellbeing and this research will help shape the delivery of future services and interventions that support this.”

Logan Gray, National Partnerships Manager at British Blind Sport said: “We are extremely excited to be working with the University of Central Lancashire and TPT to undertake this important research to develop greater understanding of the potential impact that sight loss can have on the physical development and mental wellbeing of children. It will go a long way to informing the direction of our projects in the future, and helping us to understand the developmental needs of blind and partially sighted young people.”

For more information about the partnership, please contact support@britishblindsport.org.uk

 

BBS Snow Sports Taster 13 Dec

Snow Sports Taster Day in Manchester on Friday 13 December 2019

British Blind Sports Snow Sports Taster 13 Dec

British Blind Sport are pleased to announce the delivery of a snow sports taster session in partnership with Disability Snowsport UK!

Open to all abilities and to anyone over the age of 5

The snow sports taster session will take place:

Date: Friday 13 December  TIme:  6 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Chill Factore, Manchester, M41 7JA.

Cost: £10  Contact:  alex@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 424247

Click here to register your place

A ‘meet and greet’ will be available from Intu Trafford Centre Bus Station, at least 30 minutes before. This event will allow adults and children living with a visual impairment to experience an introductory skiing lesson (snowboarding lessons are subject to availability of staff), and have a go at a new and exciting activity.

 

BBS Snow Sports Taster 13 Dec

Snow Sports Taster Day in Manchester on Friday 13 December 2019
Venue:
Chill Factore, Manchester, M41 7JA.
Time:
6 pm - 8 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
13th December 2019
Cost:
£10 


British Blind Sports Snow Sports Taster 13 Dec

British Blind Sport are pleased to announce the delivery of a snow sports taster session in partnership with Disability Snowsport UK!

Open to all abilities and to anyone over the age of 5

The snow sports taster session will take place:

Date: Friday 13 December  TIme:  6 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Chill Factore, Manchester, M41 7JA.

Cost: £10  Contact:  alex@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 424247

Click here to register your place

A ‘meet and greet’ will be available from Intu Trafford Centre Bus Station, at least 30 minutes before. This event will allow adults and children living with a visual impairment to experience an introductory skiing lesson (snowboarding lessons are subject to availability of staff), and have a go at a new and exciting activity.