Help blind youngsters take part in sport

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Children have been packing their bags and returning to the classroom and playing field. Unfortunately, Action for Blind People knows many blind and partially sighted youngsters often aren’t given a sporting chance, many finding themselves left out of PE.

Without the right support and equipment, visually impaired youngsters are unable to fully engage in school sports, finding themselves pushed to the sidelines.

We know school budgets are stretched but it’s really important youngsters with sight loss are given a level playing-field in sport and social activities.

We’ve set up multi-activity “Actionnaires” clubs to give blind and partially sighted young people, with their parents, opportunities to take part in activities they may not otherwise have access to.

Our goal is to help them to build friendships, boost their confidence and increase their independence – important life-skills they can take back to school.

For information about local activities, email Philip.Wagstaff@actionforblindpeople.org.uk phone 07894 598766, or visit the website Actn.it/Children-Club.

Philip Wagstaff

Action for Blind People