Project Description

Natural History Museum London
  • Who: 10 to 13 years

  • When: 21 Feb 2020

  • Time: 10am to 3pm (TBC)

  • Location: Natural History Museum, London

  • Cost: £5

  • Closing date: 3 January 2020

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum? If you are aged between 10 to 13 years, now is your opportunity to find out.

Once your parents have dropped you off with the VICTA team, you will spend the day exploring behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Together we will discover what the museum has to offer and you will have the opportunity to get hands on with some of the specimens from insects to giant squid tentacles. Just think of all the amazing things you’ll be able to tell your parents when they pick you up!

This will be a fun, interactive day and the ideal setting to meet and share experiences with other young people of a similar age group and share experiences.

Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired young people
  • Learn what goes on behind the scenes at one of the UK’s top museums
  • Grow in confidence
  • Develop new and existing skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • Gain all of this while having a fun weekend in a supportive, encouraging environment

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 10 on 21st February 2020
  • Aged 13 or under on 21st February 2020
  • Willing and physically able to take part in a day at the museum
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

Apply for the VICTA Pre-Teen Science Day, Natural History Museum

Applicant details

Contact details

Emergency contact (EC)

About you

Medical details

Independence skills

Please indicate your level of independence in the following areas by selecting your response and giving details if the assistance is required.

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

General information

The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

Photographs and filming

Declaration, privacy and consent

To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person. This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anaesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

Agree to payment and T&C's

Family activities