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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Youth activity break at RNC for 14-17 years

By |2019-09-06T12:05:59+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our first 14-17 year old trip of 2018 took us to the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford. The start of the trip began with a nice relaxed lunch and an opportunity to get to know each other with lots of new faces in both the young people and the volunteers. In the [...]

November Youth Break 2017

By |2019-09-10T14:10:05+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Following our amazing 30th birthday celebrations, VICTA held an activity break for 18-29 years at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes. As always, this trip had bundles of laughs and plenty of activities. We were pleased to welcome some new faces to this activity as well as may familiar VICTA participants, all getting to know each [...]

Barcelona Cultural Trip for 14-17 year olds

By |2019-09-04T13:32:18+01:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

October 2017 saw us travelling to the beautiful city of Barcelona with a group of 14 to 17 year olds. It has been a busy year for this age group, with activity breaks and a sports camp. This was our second 14 to 17 international and it did not disappoint! Flying from Gatwick, we met the [...]

Sports Camp 2017

By |2019-09-10T15:10:38+01:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

VICTA and the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) teamed up in August to deliver our very first ‘Sports Camp’. Sports which are accessible for young people who are blind or partially sighted can be a hugely positive outlet throughout life. Sports encourage confidence, provide a platform for young people to expand friendships, promote inclusion [...]

RNC host our latest activity break for 14 to 17 year olds

By |2019-09-13T14:52:21+01:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Following our recent trip to the Caldecotte Xperience, VICTA took another group of 14-17 year olds to the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford. The start of the trip began with a nice relaxed evening in the college’s halls of residence and dinner courtesy of the RNC. Day two began with a hearty [...]

Great start to our 2017 activities for 14 to 17 years

By |2019-09-13T14:46:34+01:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , |

The first 14-17 trip (and third trip overall) for VICTA in 2017 saw us travelling, not too far, to the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes, a tried and tested centre for VICTA. As our group arrived, the excitement for the weekend ahead was obvious and it was fantastic to welcome a few new faces to the [...]