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Wellbeing Forest Weekend

Wellbeing Forest Weekend closing Date 17 Jan 2020 with Victa

Wellbeing Forest Weekend with VICTA

VICTA is looking for young individuals who would like to take a break from the stresses of everyday life. Join us among the patchwork of pines, heathland and broad leaves of Thetford Forest, Norfolk. Themed around wellbeing, the weekend will balance indoor and outdoor activities including yoga, forest walks, arts and crafts and canoeing. Everything has been designed to leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

Closing Date: 17 January    Event Date: 13 to 16 March 2020
Who: 18 to 29 years  Cost: £90
Location: Thetford Forest
Find out more and apply: https://blindsport.uk/Victa13March

We will be staying in Thorpe Woodland’s new escape pods: comfortable, cosy and warm, the pods are perfect backdrop to getting back to nature and taking a break from the hustle and bustle. Camping facilities include campfire circles, outdoor sinks with hot water and modern shower/toilet blocks. We will be making full use of the campfires in the evening, to not only cook our food but to sit around and toast marshmallows.

As ever, VICTA trips are no holiday; you will have a relaxing yet busy weekend, not only trying new activities and experiences but meeting new people too.

other VICTA events

VICTA Sports Activity Week

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Wellbeing Forest Weekend

Wellbeing Forest Weekend closing Date 17 Jan 2020 with Victa
Venue:
Thetford Forest
Time:
Closing Date: 17 Jan 2020 - Event Date: 13 to 16 March 2020
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
17th January 2020
Cost:
£90


Wellbeing Forest Weekend with VICTA

VICTA is looking for young individuals who would like to take a break from the stresses of everyday life. Join us among the patchwork of pines, heathland and broad leaves of Thetford Forest, Norfolk. Themed around wellbeing, the weekend will balance indoor and outdoor activities including yoga, forest walks, arts and crafts and canoeing. Everything has been designed to leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

Closing Date: 17 January    Event Date: 13 to 16 March 2020
Who: 18 to 29 years  Cost: £90
Location: Thetford Forest
Find out more and apply: https://blindsport.uk/Victa13March

We will be staying in Thorpe Woodland’s new escape pods: comfortable, cosy and warm, the pods are perfect backdrop to getting back to nature and taking a break from the hustle and bustle. Camping facilities include campfire circles, outdoor sinks with hot water and modern shower/toilet blocks. We will be making full use of the campfires in the evening, to not only cook our food but to sit around and toast marshmallows.

As ever, VICTA trips are no holiday; you will have a relaxing yet busy weekend, not only trying new activities and experiences but meeting new people too.

other VICTA events

VICTA Sports Activity Week

AD: We Will Rock You! – VICTA

 

1 week residential: 12 – 17yrs

1 week residential: 12 - 17yrs with Sense
Venue:
TBC
Time:
tbc - -
Phone:
07894 598766
Date:
22nd June 2019
Cost:
£25


One week residential – Sunday 28th July to Sunday 4th August – Dorking, Surrey –  with SENSE

 There is also Introduction Day: Saturday 22 June – this is for any young person who is signed up, it is not compulsory but a day for any young person who is signed up to come with their family and meet the staff, ask any questions, get a feel for the programme.

About the project:

Vision England is an exciting residential programme for young people aged 12 – 17 years with a vision impairment, in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC). Young people are supported to play a leading role in changing their communities and the environment for the better.

The residentials are great fun and a fantastic opportunity for young people to develop independence and learn new skills in a fun environment.  Activities include Walks, bush craft, hiking and camping, team building and an opportunity to gain a John Muir Award certificate (environmental award scheme).

To give you a little bit of info though, we hope that each young person will be; making new friends, taking part in teamwork, experiencing being away from home etc, working towards obtaining the John Muir Award.

There are lots of different activities which are varied so that it adapts to everyone’s needs. One thing I can guarantee is that everyone enjoys their time with us, it’s fun, interesting, challenging and I would be very surprised if they didn’t enjoy it.

Age – All young people need to be between the ages of 12-17. They can live in any part of the UK as long as they can attend the full duration of the residential.

Cost – £25 for the whole programme.

What do you do now:

Firstly, for anyone who is interested could they please email me there name and telephone number

Contact: Fiona.McNaught@sense.org.uk

so that I can reserve a place as spaces are limited to 20 for each residential. I would then call each person and explain the project in more detail, talk through any questions and complete the application process. I only have 4 spaces left.

I look forward to hearing from you hopefully soon !

Other Dates and venues for 2019

Introduction Days, also at the centres, are for you to find out more about the project, learn more about the John Muir Award, meet staff and other young people, plus a tour of the centre (11am-3pm).

Field Studies Council Juniper Hall, Dorking Surrey
Introduction Day: Saturday 22 June
Residential: TBC

Field Studies Council Castle Head, Grange-Over-Sands Lake District
Introduction Day: Saturday 13 July
Residential: TBC

Field Studies Council Preston Montford, Shrewsbury Shropshire
Introduction Day: Saturday 8 June
Residential: TBC

 To Sign up to any of these events

To sign up or for more information please contact us
Mob: 07894 598766
Email: visionengland@sense.org.uk

 

1 week residential: 12 – 17yrs

1 week residential: 12 - 17yrs with Sense

One week residential – Sunday 28th July to Sunday 4th August – Dorking, Surrey –  with SENSE

About the project:

Vision England is an exciting residential programme for young people aged 12 – 17 years with a vision impairment, in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC). Young people are supported to play a leading role in changing their communities and the environment for the better.

The residentials are great fun and a fantastic opportunity for young people to develop independence and learn new skills in a fun environment.  Activities include Walks, bush craft, hiking and camping, team building and an opportunity to gain a John Muir Award certificate (environmental award scheme).

To give you a little bit of info though, we hope that each young person will be; making new friends, taking part in teamwork, experiencing being away from home etc, working towards obtaining the John Muir Award.

There are lots of different activities which are varied so that it adapts to everyone’s needs. One thing I can guarantee is that everyone enjoys their time with us, it’s fun, interesting, challenging and I would be very surprised if they didn’t enjoy it.

 There is also Introduction Day: Saturday 22 June – this is for any young person who is signed up, it is not compulsory but a day for any young person who is signed up to come with their family and meet the staff, ask any questions, get a feel for the programme.

Criteria:

Age – All young people need to be between the ages of 12-17. They can live in any part of the UK as long as they can attend the full duration of the residential.

Cost – £25 for the whole programme.

What do you do now:

Firstly, for anyone who is interested could they please email me there name and telephone number

Contact: Fiona.McNaught@sense.org.uk

so that I can reserve a place as spaces are limited to 20 for each residential. I would then call each person and explain the project in more detail, talk through any questions and complete the application process. I only have 4 spaces left.

I look forward to hearing from you hopefully soon !

Other Dates and venues for 2019

Introduction Days, also at the centres, are for you to find out more about the project, learn more about the John Muir Award, meet staff and other young people, plus a tour of the centre (11am-3pm).

Field Studies Council Juniper Hall, Dorking Surrey
Introduction Day: Saturday 22 June
Residential: TBC

Field Studies Council Castle Head, Grange-Over-Sands Lake District
Introduction Day: Saturday 13 July
Residential: TBC

Field Studies Council Preston Montford, Shrewsbury Shropshire
Introduction Day: Saturday 8 June
Residential: TBC

 To Sign up to any of these events

To sign up or for more information please contact us
Mob: 07894 598766
Email: visionengland@sense.org.uk

 

Maleeka’s Vision Of Sight Loss

Maleeka's Vision Of Sight Loss

Maleeka Abbas is a schoolgirl from Berkshire with a very different outlook on her sight loss. The passionate blogger and vlogger has her own website where she aspires to inspire others and let the world know that losing your sight is no barrier to your dreams, aspirations and enjoyment of daily life. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Maleeka “and her mum Fizz” to learn more about her life, her website and hopes for the future…

 You can Listen to RNIB connect radio podcast below.

Website: https://meeksspeaks.com/