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Young adults with vision impairments produce stunning photographs on the VICTA photography course

By |2020-01-23T12:00:42+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

In November a group of young adults with vision impairments attended VICTA's first photography course in London. If you are visually impaired, photography might not be the first skill you would think of trying your hand at but our group proved it can be accessible, enjoyable and really help develop your creative skills. With the [...]

Silver Duke of Edinburgh success in the Peaks!

By |2019-12-13T11:25:50+00:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Charlie, Freeha, Kai, Mahalia and Niamh, our first Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award group, for successfully completing their two-night camping expedition in the wilds of the Peak District. Four returning members from last year’s Bronze Award were joined by a new team member, who worked diligently together to meet the requirements of the [...]

Discovering potential and building careers skills

By |2019-11-14T14:16:45+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

A group of 14-17 year olds challenged themselves to develop their skills and think about their future as part of the VICTA Youth Career Skills Week. After several days taking part in a series of fun and exciting individual and team challenges that tested communication, teamwork, leadership and problem [...]

Introducing the VICTA Parent Portal!

By |2019-10-21T11:54:22+01:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Stories|Tags: , |

victaparents.org.uk The VICTA Parent Portal has been created with parents fully at the centre. Over the years, we have heard parents describe the endless hours they would spend trawling the internet trying to find the information they needed. Information on schools, benefits, hobbies and more. With no one central site providing this information, parents would end [...]

Volunteering at the VICTA Family Weekend

By |2019-09-05T11:06:31+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Volunteering|Tags: , , |

By Graham Stearn Graham entertaining the kids at a previous Family Weekend This weekend I was a volunteer for VICTA supporting young children who are blind or partially sighted together with family members on activities at one of their great Family Weekends. This took place at Dearne Valley Kingswood near Doncaster. I have now volunteered on [...]

World War I Battlefields Tour across France and Belgium

By |2019-07-29T14:39:43+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

With a big trip ahead, an intrepid and excited group from VICTA came together through the hustle and bustle of Ashford International and quickly became acquainted. We hurried aboard our coach and waved ‘au revoir’ to England… France and Belgium here we come! Our travels kicked off with a ‘treat’ for our taste buds as we [...]

Taking the wheel at Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre

By |2019-07-29T14:13:50+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA’s first activity in 2019 for 18 to 29’s kicked off in adventurous and energetic style! We headed to Thorpe Woodlands, Thetford for a weekend of outdoor pursuits and a 4×4 driving experience we would not forget. All activities challenged and stretched everyone and encouraged us to achieve things beyond our comfort zone! We started the [...]

A Splashtastic Family Day!

By |2019-07-29T14:27:30+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first wet and wild VICTA Water Sports Family Day saw us take a dip and the occasional splash into Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes. The weather was on our side, with blue skies and bright sunshine keeping spirits and smiles high. Twenty families attended (70 people in total!) many of whom were new to VICTA. [...]