Over the Easter holidays, blind and partially sighted children and young people who are signed up to our Social groups and Health and Well-being clubs enjoyed a range of thrilling activities. Everything from indoor skiing to reptile petting. Let’s have a quick look at what everyone got up to.
Netball and cycling at the Olympic Park
The Easter holidays kicked off with 2 hours of netball at London’s Olympic Park where everyone got the chance to show off their competitive streak in a fun match. An immense show of pedal power followed in the afternoon from the young cyclists who had a blast riding around the velodrome. “I loved the netball and cycling so much, I can’t wait to do it again! I made so many friends today.” Maria said afterwards. Check out some pictures from the day on our Facebook page.
Easter fun and games
So many came along to our Easter party for games like newspaper tower, human pretzel, hoop/rope challenges, and karaoke.
Not only that, but everyone had a great time tracking down the clues in an EGGciting Easter egg hunt!
London Zoo paid RSBC offices a visit at the start of the second week. The blind young people got the chance to face their fears and pet reptiles like snakes and lizards!
Esther and friends, got the chance to get up-close and personal with reptiles including Delilah the boa, and Bob the Bullfrog.
She said “I was really scared of animals before today, but now I’ve held them I feel a lot more confident to face my fears.”
Have a look at our Facebook photo album for photos from the day.
Fast-paced indoor skiing at Chel-ski was next up, and even though it’s been unseasonably warm in London, our fearless crew had a great time hitting the slopes at Chel-Ski.
The adrenaline was pumping as everyone started to carve their way down the mini indoor piste. Everyone had snow much fun!
“These kinds of activities really do give blind young people the confidence to get out there and be active. I loved it!” Charlotte says. Watch the indoor skiing here.
Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre
A touch tour and prime seats at the star-studded West End production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet seems too good to be true, but trust me, RSBC’s social group got free tickets and enjoyed every minute of it. Relive the drama of the touch tour and performance in a blog by Tincture of Museum.
The two week Easter activity extravaganza rounded off with a whole day of sport after which I’m sure everyone enjoyed a well-earned rest over the Easter weekend!
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