Monthly Archives: February 2020


Pre-Teen Scientists at the Natural History Museum

By |2020-02-28T12:43:25+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

We were delighted to welcome 18 young people to the Natural History Museum for VICTA’s first ‘pre-teen’ activity for 10-13 year olds with a vision impairment. It was a great opportunity to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Museum's more unusual exhibits. The demand for and the response to this event has been overwhelming. [...]

VICTA Braille Art Competition Winners!

By |2020-02-21T09:22:17+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Stories|Tags: , |

Thank you to everyone who entered the VICTA Braille Art competition, we were truly inspired by the imagination and creativity displayed in the entries. Due to the number of entries we unfortunately won’t be producing a booklet however all of the entries are displayed below for you to enjoy. The competition was judged by [...]

How health and fitness helped me manage my mental health when I became blind

By |2020-02-14T09:36:54+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

By Ibraheem Iqbal Hi everyone, my name is Ibraheem, but you can call me Ibz. I am proud to be one of VICTA’s Young Ambassadors. I have been given the opportunity to write an article about mental health in this issue. I will begin to outline what is meant by health and fitness then I [...]

My gifted green world

By |2020-02-14T09:33:37+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By Sonal Sumaria Sea green, olive, dark green, forest green, lime, mint, pear, shamrock, emerald, seaweed, parakeet, sage, jade and viridian are a few of many of shades of green – the colour of nature, peace, life, renewal, energy and safety, I’ve seen and worked with. It’s a colour I’ll never be fed up [...]

Walking for wellbeing

By |2020-02-14T09:30:21+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By George Upfield My name is George Upfield, I am 23 years old, and I’m a new ambassador for VICTA. I have been asked to write a short article on the subject of wellbeing. I am visually impaired as the result of a brain tumour which crushed my optic nerves when I was nine. [...]

Be inspired – Kieran’s account as an Icelandic explorer

By |2020-02-06T09:21:46+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Be inspired|

In 2019 VICTA promoted an opportunity for our young adults to become explorers and join the British Exploring Society's expedition to Iceland. Watch and listen to Kieran's fascinating account of this incredible voyage!   Find out more about the British Exploring Society at: Discover more amazing opportunities on the VICTA Activity Calendar >

VICTA in Prague!

By |2020-02-06T09:31:11+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

In December 2019 VICTA travelled to the historical city of Prague with a group of 18 to 29-year olds to explore the delights of the Czech Christmas Markets and rich history of the area. While in Prague, we took part in several walking tours around different parts of the city, including the Mala Strana, Prague Castle, [...]