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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 [...]

VICTA launches John Muir and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes

By |2019-09-05T14:24:33+01:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were excited to launch new, skill enhancing, award based activities in 2018. These give participants the opportunity to add an extra element to their experience by earning a nationally recognised award. VICTA became a provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with a mind to help set standards for other providers striving to run accessible [...]

Earning our John Muir Discovery Awards for Conservation on Skomer

By |2019-09-25T13:43:37+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The volcanic island of Skomer, a National Nature Reserve off the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales, was chosen as the location for delivering VICTA’s first John Muir Discovery Award. Working with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, we introduced seven young adults (18 to 29 years) to some of the conservation ideals and [...]

Eureka! Family fun for inquisitive minds

By |2019-09-05T10:49:11+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Arriving in Halifax, West Yorkshire for our summer Family Day, anticipation was rife for our exciting day ahead exploring Eureka! Thirteen families came together, ready to have lots of fun discovering all The National Children’s Museum had to offer – it was clear it was going to be a busy day ahead. We began by exploring [...]

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 [...]

Joint Family Day with Bucksvision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire-2017

By |2019-09-11T12:49:22+01:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Due to the success of last year’s collaborations between VICTA and BucksVision, we were thrilled to kick off the summer with another Joint Family Day. This year was made even bigger and better, thanks to the addition of Sight Concern Bedfordshire, and all 3 organisations were excited for what the day would hold. Thankfully, the weather [...]

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 [...]

Bath City Trip

By |2019-09-13T14:43:53+01:00January 28th, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

VICTA’s first activity of 2017 saw us visiting the beautiful city of Bath. The group were eager to discover everything that this historical treasure trove of a city had to offer. The weekend started with an elegant afternoon tea in the Regency Tearooms, followed by a tour of the Jane Austen Centre. We were able to [...]

Microsoft Minecraft Workshop

By |2019-09-13T14:22:59+01:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , |

In July and August, VICTA were lucky enough to visit the Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge for some special Minecraft workshops. The aim of the workshops was to assist Microsoft in making Minecraft fully accessible for visually impaired users. The event was highly oversubscribed, and those who were fortunate to get a place were excited to [...]