Blind and partially sighted children visit
Blind and partially sighted children, aged 10-14, from across the South West will be visiting.
A group of 18 children will be taking part in the four-day adventure holiday organised by Action for Blind People from July 29 – August 1.
The break is aimed at young people who attend mainstream schools and is a chance for them to spend time with others who are blind or partially sighted; increase their independence; extend their social skills, and most of all, have fun.
At Mill on the Brue – a not-for-profit centre – they will take part in activities including raft-building, grass tobogganing, an assault course, high ropes and scaling the ‘great wall’.
Organiser Rebecca Thurgur said: “Action for Blind People aims to give children and young people the chance to develop life skills. Offering them the opportunity to visit Mill on the Brue to take part in team activities and share experiences with other people with a visual impairment can have a very positive impact. Many go home with increased self-belief, which helps them in school and when socialising with friends.”
Mill on the Brue director Tricia Rawlingson Plant said: “Action for Blind People has been bringing groups of children here for a number of years now. Together they learn so much through fun and adventure. We see their confidence grow over the period of just a few days. Our staff really love working with them and it’s very rewarding.”