Live Life Go Further

During this time, RSBC recognise that you may be finding it difficult to keep occupied, stay active and connect with the community - So that’s why RSBC has moved online! We have put in place some virtual activities to keep you all engaged and connected. See below for what we have planned this week.

Our online sessions will be run via the communication app Zoom, which you may be familiar with at this time. All you need to do is download the Zoom app, either on a laptop or phone, click the link the meeting you will attend at the right time (which will be sent to those young people who have confirmed attendance) enter your name, which will appear on screen – it’s THAT easy, no need to sign up!

Please note: All sessions are password protected and moderated by RSBC staff, so are a fun, safe place for VI young people to connect.
To register your interest for virtual sessions or have any questions please contact connections@rsbc.org.uk. 

We’re really excited about what we’ve got coming up, and will be running virtual sessions weekly, to help support the young VI community at this time!

If you have any suggestions or questions, or if you have any trouble accessing the timetable, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

No sessions.

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 3rd August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Monday 3rd August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

Monday 3rd August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

 

Tuesday 4th August – Creative, 10am – 12pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyrics writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents. During this session we will start planning for our exciting work themed around ‘Hopes & Dreams’, and we will be working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

Tuesday 4th August – Sisterhood, 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25

Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Wednesday 5th August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11-25
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions.

Wednesday 5th August – Open Mic Club, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani
Age: 8-25
Dust off your notebook, start your vocal exercises and pull out your guitar! This Open Mic session is a place for you to showcase your hidden talents or just to try out something new in a safe environment. Use this opportunity to sing your favourite song, show off your choreography or recite a poem or reading. This is your chance to shine like the star you are!

 

Thursday 6th August – Parents Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Welcoming parents who need help with apps, software and how to get the most out accessible features on your smartphones to support your children and young people! We cover many different things as there are a range of abilities.
If you would like to make your tech work for you, you can do so by booking onto an assistive tech session with our Assistive Tech Officer; Alex.

Thursday 6th August – Youth Voice National Meeting, 3pm – 4:30pm
Lead Staff: Sally & Jelani
Age: 14 – 25

Are you curious about how to be a part of change and progress in your community and beyond? Join in on our Virtual Youth Voice sessions in August! There will be a series of panel discussions focused on issues that affect you! You will be able to speak with and have your questions answered by experts in the field. Come along to be a part of the conversation and see how you can influence change for yourself and people like you!

Thursday 6th August – Sisterhood, 4pm – 5:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally & Lauren
Age: 11 – 15

Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

Thursday 6th August – Supper Club, 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Vivek
Age: 16 – 25

Grab some food and join us virtually to Socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space. 

 

Friday 7th August - Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25

Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Friday 7th August – In the Zone, 3pm – 4pm
Lead Staff: Vivek
Age: 8 – 15

These sessions are for young people aged 8-15 from around the UK to join a weekly club to help fill the social and academic void of not being at school. In the Zone will include fun and educational sessions, from spellings to art and crafts, hobbies and much more. Come along and get In the Zone virtually!

 

Saturday 8th August – Creative, 10am – 1pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Vivek
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyrics writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents. During this session we will start planning for our exciting work themed around ‘Hopes & Dreams’, and we will be working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

 

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 10th August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Monday 10th August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

Monday 10th August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

 

Tuesday 11th August – Creative, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyrics writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents. During this session we will start planning for our exciting work themed around ‘Hopes & Dreams’, and we will be working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

Tuesday 11th August – Lunch Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Vivek
Age: 8-15
Grab your lunch and join us virtually to take a break from your new schedule. Socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space.

Tuesday 11th August – Sisterhood, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25

Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Wednesday 12th August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11-25
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions.

Wednesday 12th August – Sensory Story Time, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 - 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time - dress to get messed and have fun. This week will be reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! Feel free to bring along creative props to make the story come alive! Suggested props include, something to bang like a drum, grass cuttings or green paper, water in a bowl, leaves and sticks, a blanket, a torch and a bear! All ages welcome if you think that you'd enjoy the story.

 

Thursday 13th August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

Thursday 13th August – Sisterhood, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally, Lauren or Ginisha
Age: 11-15
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Friday 14th August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Friday 14th August – In the Zone, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Vivek
Age: 8 – 15

These sessions are for young people aged 8-15 from around the UK to join a weekly club to help fill the social and academic void of not being at school. In the Zone will include fun and educational sessions, from spellings to art and crafts, hobbies and much more. Come along and get In the Zone virtually!

 

Saturday 15th August – Creative, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Vivek
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyrics writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents. During this session we will start planning for our exciting work themed around ‘Hopes & Dreams’, and we will be working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 17th August – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani
Age: 8-25
Join us as we welcome the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra back to the RSBC for a weeklong musical workshop! You’ll be able to compose your own instrumental masterpieces to showcase at the end for our Summer Festival! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented musicians in the country this August with the RSBC.

Monday 17th August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25

Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Monday 17th August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

Monday 17th August – Youth Voice Local Meeting, 3pm – 4:30pm
Lead Staff: Sally
Age: 14 – 25

Are you curious about how to be a part of change and progress in your community and beyond? Join in on our Virtual Youth Voice sessions in August! There will be a series of panel discussions focused on issues that affect you! You will be able to speak with and have your questions answered by experts in the field. Come along to be a part of the conversation and see how you can influence change for yourself and people like you!

Monday 17th August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Tuesday 18th August - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani
Age: 8-25
Join us as we welcome the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra back to the RSBC for a week-long musical workshop! You’ll be able to compose your own instrumental masterpieces to showcase at the end for our Summer Festival! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented musicians in the country this August with the RSBC.

Tuesday 18th July – Sisterhood, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally, Lauren or Ginisha
Age: 16-25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Wednesday 19th August - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani
Age: 8-25
Join us as we welcome the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra back to the RSBC for a weeklong musical workshop! You’ll be able to compose your own instrumental masterpieces to showcase at the end for our Summer Festival! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented musicians in the country this August with the RSBC.

Wednesday 19th August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11-25
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions.

Wednesday 19th August – Open Mic Club, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani

Age: 8-25
Dust off your notebook, start your vocal exercises and pull out your guitar! This Open Mic session is a place for you to showcase your hidden talents or just to try out something new in a safe environment. Use this opportunity to sing your favourite song, show off your choreography or recite a poem or reading. This is your chance to shine like the star you are!

 

Thursday 20th August - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani
Age: 8-25
Join us as we welcome the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra back to the RSBC for a weeklong musical workshop! You’ll be able to compose your own instrumental masterpieces to showcase at the end for our Summer Festival! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented musicians in the country this August with the RSBC.

Thursday 20th August – Parents Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Welcoming parents who need help with apps, software and how to get the most out accessible features on your smartphones to support your children and young people! We cover many different things as there are a range of abilities. If you would like to make your tech work for you, you can do so by booking onto an assistive tech session with our Assistive Tech Officer; Alex.

Thursday 20th August – Sisterhood, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally, Lauren or Ginisha
Age: 11-15
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

Thursday 20th August – Youth Voice National Meeting, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Lead Staff: Sally
Age: 14 – 25

Are you curious about how to be a part of change and progress in your community and beyond? Join in on our Virtual Youth Voice sessions in August! There will be a series of panel discussions focused on issues that affect you! You will be able to speak with and have your questions answered by experts in the field. Come along to be a part of the conversation and see how you can influence change for yourself and people like you!

 

Friday 21st August - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lead Staff: Owain and Jelani
Age: 8-25
Join us as we welcome the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra back to the RSBC for a weeklong musical workshop! You’ll be able to compose your own instrumental masterpieces to showcase at the end for our Summer Festival! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented musicians in the country this August with the RSBC.

Friday 21st August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

 

Saturday 22nd August – Games Club, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Lead Staff: Vivek
Age: 8 – 25

Let's get quizzical! Put your thinking caps on and join us in a fun morning of trivia and games. Quizmaster Vivek is at the ready with riddles and brainteasers to get your brain going!

 

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 24th August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Monday 24th August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

Monday 24th August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Tuesday 25th August – Lunch Club, 12:00pm– 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 8-25
Grab your lunch and join us virtually to take a break from your new schedule. Socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space.

Tuesday 25th August – Sisterhood, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally, Lauren or Ginisha
Age: 16-25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Wednesday 26th August - Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11-25
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions.

Wednesday 26th August – Sensory Story Time, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 - 25

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time - dress to get messed and have fun. This week we will make the Three Little Pigs come to life in the comfort of your house. Suggested props are 3 pig characters which you can create from card cut outs, straws/grass, sticks and a wolf or dog character! Remember be creative with the props! All ages welcome if you think that you'd enjoy the story.

 

Thursday 27th August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Advisor providing 1:1 support.

Thursday 27th August – Sisterhood, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Lead Staff: Sally, Lauren or Ginisha
Age: 11-15
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Friday 28th August – Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Friday 28th August – In the Zone, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Vivek
Age: 8 – 15

These sessions are for young people aged 8-15 from around the UK to join a weekly club to help fill the social and academic void of not being at school. In the Zone will include fun and educational sessions, from spellings to art and crafts, hobbies and much more. Come along and get In the Zone virtually!

 

Saturday 29th August - Games Club, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Lead Staff: Vivek and Lauren
Age: 8-25
Let's get quizzical! Put your thinking caps on and join us in a fun night of trivia and games. Quizmaster Vivek is at the ready with riddles and brainteasers to get your brain going!

Monday 31st August - Health and Well-being, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Monday 31st August – Audio Book Club, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

Monday 31st August – Assistive Tech, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Advisor providing 1:1 support.

There's a session for everyone! Here's a video we've put together of some of our young people singing as part of our Creative Group.

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