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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 [...]

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. [...]

John Muir Discover Award at Cardigan Bay

By |2019-07-29T14:05:50+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At VICTA we are focused on providing activities with a real purpose and with this in mind we have been offering our young adults the opportunity to earn their John Muir Discovery Awards. In May we embarked on the second of our environmentally focused activities, heading to the pretty Welsh coastal town of New Quay for five [...]

A dramatic day with Extant performing arts!

By |2019-07-29T13:50:24+01:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our second activity of 2019 for teens aged 14 to 17 saw us heading into the big city for a real treat with a group of artistic young people! We had a dramatic day with Extant, a performing arts company based in London at Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. Lights, camera, action… we were thrown [...]

Christmas Markets in Berlin

By |2019-07-29T13:52:07+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

The final international trip of 2018 took us to Berlin at the perfect time of year for the traditional Christmas markets and celebrations for which the city is world renowned. Arriving late on Sunday night and settling into our hostel based in the east, we were all ready to explore this vast city with its unique [...]

My Jolt Trust trip of a lifetime

By |2019-09-04T13:23:35+01:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

My name is Charlie Beeston. I am a 15 year old student from Lincoln living with a visual Impairment.   In 2018 my life was changed forever. I was called into the head teacher’s office at school where she informed me of an opportunity of a lifetime with a charity called Jolt. They take disadvantaged young [...]