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 enquiries@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.

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.

 

Tuesday 1st September

Creative - 10am – 1pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric 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.

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  2nd  September

Audio Book Club – 12pm – 1pm
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.

 

Thursday 3rd September

Assistive Tech – 1pm – 3pm
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.

Sisterhood – 4pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Sally and 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.

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 4th September

Health and Well-being – 11am – 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.

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 5th September

Games Club – 11am – 12:30am
Lead Staff: Vivek and Lauren
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 7th September

No sessions
 

Tuesday 8th September

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 9th September

Sensory Story Time – 1pm – 2pm
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 – 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time - dress to get messed and have fun. Feel free to bring along creative props to make the stories come alive!

Audio Book Club – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
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.

 

Thursday 10th September

Sisterhood – 4pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Sally and 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.

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 11th September

Parents Assistive Tech – 1pm – 3pm
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.

 

Saturday 12th September

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
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.

Creative – 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric 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.

 

 

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 14th September 

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
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.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
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.

 

 

Tuesday 15th September

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.

Creative - 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric 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.

 

Wednesday  16th  September

Minds in Sight Local Meeting – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: 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 Minds in Sight sessions in September! 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 17th September

Sisterhood – 4pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Sally and 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.

 

Friday 18th September.

Assistive Tech – 1pm – 3pm
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.

 

Saturday 19th September

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
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

Creative - 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric 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.

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 21st September

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
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.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
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.

 

Tuesday 22nd September

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 23rd  September

Sensory Story Time – 1pm – 2pm
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 – 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time - dress to get messed and have fun. Feel free to bring along creative props to make the stories come alive!

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
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.

 

Thursday 24th September

Sisterhood – 4pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Sally and 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.

 

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 25th September

Parents Assistive Tech – 1pm – 3pm
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.

 

Saturday 27th September

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
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.

Creative – 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric 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.

Minds in Sight National Meeting – 2pm – 4pm
Lead Staff: 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 Minds in Sight sessions in September! 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!

 

 

 

 

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 28th September

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
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.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
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.

 

Tuesday 29th September

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.

Creative - 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric 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.

 

Wednesday 30th September

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
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.

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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