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First Steps Goes National! – British Blind Sport

Take your child's First Steps towards a happy and active life!

British Blind Sport take their First Steps right across the country!

At BBS we are helping children with sight loss get active with a free sport and fitness pack delivered straight to their door. Our First Steps pack helps children to build confidence, develop skills and, most importantly, have fun.

If your child is aged 3 – 11 with a visual impairment and wants to become active for life, then it’s time for them to start their journey with Jangles!

Sign up now to our First Steps project and receive;

  • Audible Ball (aka Jangles)  A bright and bouncy ball called Jangles with ball-bearings inside to allow the child to hear the ball.
  • Exciting Activity Booklet – Simple and enjoyable games that encourage the entire family to play together.
  • Progress Stickers
  • Progress Poster -Tracking each child’s achievements to encourage habitual behaviour with a fun sticker chart
  • 1-1 support from our First Steps Officer

Email: firststeps@britishblindsport.org.uk

Call: 01926 424247

For more information, visit: http://www.bit.ly/BBSFirstSteps

BBS’ aim is that the First Steps pack will help children learn the basics in a fun and supportive environment so that they can grow in confidence and capability and then be able to take their next steps to a healthy lifestyle by joining into activities and sports clubs in their local areas.

Feedback from a parent whose child has participated in the programme said, “My little one can now kick a ball, which he couldn’t manage at the start of this project. He can now confidently throw the ball very well and if close enough, he can catch the ball.  This is amazing progress for my little boy.”

Another said, “Our daughter now attends disability football with Wolves FC after we learnt about it at the Have a Go Day. She also goes swimming and we had the confidence to move her from the toddler class to being in the pool with her own age group.”

Alaina MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer at British Blind Sport, is looking forward to seeing the impact that the project has across the nation.  Alaina said, “First Steps is a project very close to our hearts at British Blind Sport and we’re so pleased to see it develop nationwide.  It has had huge success in the areas it has previously been introduced to, with all members of the family benefitting from the unique aspects of the project.  Siblings are able to play together more independently, parents are able to see a marked different in their child’s physical ability and children with a visual impairment grow in confidence and ability so much that they are able to join in with local, accessible activities, which they may not have felt comfortable or able to do before they met Jangles!”

Jane Jacobs, First Steps Officer, said, “I’m really excited to be taking First Steps nationally.  It is a lovely project and we’ve already seen the difference it has made to the families in the regional roll out.  Now, we get to meet and help families all across the UK and show them the difference that physical activity can have upon their child’s development and general happiness.  I can’t wait to start meeting the families and help them take their first steps toward an active life!”

For more information, visit: http://www.bit.ly/BBSFirstSteps

 

FREE VI Cooking Session 15 Feb!

FREE VI Cooking with David Rowles - Stargardts Connected

FREE VI Cooking Session with David Rowles –  Stargardt’s Connected

David has extensive experience in leading cooking sessions with visually impaired people.

Gain confidence in the kitchen, cook delicious, nutritious food and have the opportunity to meet other people with Stargardt’s.

When: Saturday 15th February
Time: 11 am – 2:30pm
Where:  9 Crescent Road, Crouch End, London, N8, 8AZ

(Nearest train station Crouch Hill or Highgate tube;
15 minutes walk to the house

Places are limited
To book a place or for any enquiries, contact Bhavna Tailor on: stargardts183@gmail.com

 

FREE VI Cooking Session 15 Feb!

FREE VI Cooking with David Rowles - Stargardts Connected
Venue:
9 Crescent Road, Crouch End, London, N8, 8AZ
Time:
11.00 am - 2:30 pm
Phone:
Date:
15th February 2020
Cost:
FREE


FREE VI Cooking Session with David Rowles –  Stargardt’s Connected

David has extensive experience in leading cooking sessions with visually impaired people.

Gain confidence in the kitchen, cook delicious, nutritious food and have the opportunity to meet other people with Stargardt’s.

When: Saturday 15th February
Time: 11 am – 2:30pm
Where:  9 Crescent Road, Crouch End, London, N8, 8AZ

(Nearest train station Crouch Hill or Highgate tube;
15 minutes walk to the house

Places are limited
To book a place or for any enquiries, contact Bhavna Tailor on: stargardts183@gmail.com

 

Free Inclusive Football 18 March

Inclusive VI Football at Coram's fields 2020
Venue:
Coram's Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
Time:
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Phone:
0203 3842 209
Date:
18th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here also to phone or email the event contact in advance, if you intend to attend any event to check for an events cancellation and/or possible rescheduling Information.

Free Inclusive Football for 6-14 years olds.

Who:  For anyone 6-14 years old. This session is aimed at children and young people with a disability and their siblings
When: Every Wednesday  during school terms   –  Time:  4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Coram’s Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
What: Free Inclusive football session which is being run by Coram’s Field and partnered with Arsenal Football Club and Sense.

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Contact  edel@coramsfields.org.uk or call 0203 3842 209

 

Free Inclusive Football 11 March

Inclusive VI Football at Coram's fields 2020
Venue:
Coram's Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
Time:
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Phone:
0203 3842 209
Date:
11th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


Free Inclusive Football for 6-14 years olds.

Who:  For anyone 6-14 years old. This session is aimed at children and young people with a disability and their siblings
When: Every Wednesday  during school terms   –  Time:  4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Coram’s Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
What: Free Inclusive football session which is being run by Coram’s Field and partnered with Arsenal Football Club and Sense.

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Contact  edel@coramsfields.org.uk or call 0203 3842 209