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Be inspired. Tune in to Lee’s first radio show!

As part of our #BlindnessAwarenessMonth celebrations, we chatted to Lee Roake about his fantastic achievement, launching his first radio show! Lee is a 17 year old with a rare genetic condition called WAGR Syndrome. Due to his vision impairment, Lee has been involved in VICTA activities from a young age, now taking part in our activities for 14 to 17 years. Lee has just started his very own radio show on Surrey Hills Radio and tells us how his volunteering led to this dream opportunity! Did you miss Lee's [...]

By |October 10, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Create, Employability, Stand out, Taking control, Volunteering|Tags: |0 Comments

Be inspired. Fundraising success for this VICTA Young Achiever!

We are celebrating Dotty, who has had incredible fundraising success while earning her Young Achievers Community pin badge. So far, Dotty has raised over £600 through her sponsored walk, amazing! Dotty's parents tell us how she organised her fundraising event and what made it a great success: Dotty chose to do a sponsored walk as part of her Young Achievers Award with VICTA, we chose a 5 mile walk near Dotty’s School. We sent a message to Dotty’s friends and parents and WOW we were overwhelmed by the support we got. The walk started at West Hanningfield Village Hall [...]

By |September 29, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Education, Fundraising, Stand out, Taking control, Young Achievers|0 Comments

National Careers Week 2023

Careers Week on the Student Portal! We've pulled together lots of helpful information to help you get the most out of National Careers Week 2023. Browse our links and video chats to gain some careers-based inspiration and then tell us your dream career in the comments section. Celebrating National Careers Week 2023 There is lots happening across National Careers Week including their virtual careers fair! Visit the NCW Careers Fair >   Visit the NCW website > Visit the Success at School website! There are lots of great resources for you to [...]

By |March 9, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Education, Employability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Be inspired. International Mother Language Day

DofE VICTA volunteer Armaan tells us about growing up with English as his second language Hello, my name is Armaan, and I am bilingual meaning that I can speak two languages and those are ‘English and Bengali’ while I can also read Arabic and speak simple Spanish. Bangla was my first language and I learnt it from my Grandma at the age of one/two. Performing tasks such as singing in the language and generally talking with her, helped when my family moved here from Bangladesh because I could talk to them, therefore allowing me to be more connected with [...]

By |February 21, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Be Inspired, Education, Stand out, Taking control|0 Comments

Let’s connect for Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 (CMHW) will take place from 6-12 February 2023. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. There are lots of ways you can get involved, here are some of our favourites! Fun activity suggestions from CMHW... Class connections One to try at school - look at the different ways you are connected to your classmates. Download the activity sheet Hula hoop connections Test your team work skills by trying this fun activity with your friends or family and some hula hoops. Download the activity sheet Music that connects [...]

By |February 3, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Wellbeing|Tags: , |0 Comments

New opportunity – BBC Young Reporter 2023

BBC Young Reporter Competition 2023 The BBC Young Reporter Competition is open until Friday 31 March 2023 for ages 11-18. Share your story for the chance to have it produced with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers for broadcast on TV, radio, online or on social media. The theme is ‘Me and My World’ - entries can be written or recorded as a short video or audio clip. You can enter as an individual or as a group. Find out all about the competition and how to enter here: bbc.co.uk/teach/young-reporter/competition/zghcydm You'll find all of [...]

Be inspired. Dayzie’s writing journey

Congratulations to Dayzie Simpson whose Peace Essay entitled 'Lead with Compassion' won the MK and District Final and then the National Final in The Lions Clubs' essay writing competition. Dayzie tells us all about her experience writing her winning entry. I’ve never been very ‘creative’ or ‘imaginative’ and that’s what I struggled with when I first discovered my passion for essay writing. Being blind and not being able to see anything, I can’t do the ‘writing’ part, but as technology has advanced and I’ve learnt the skills I need. I have learnt how to touch type on a QWERTY [...]

By |January 19, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Create, Get involved, Stand out|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Previous Braille Art winners on why you should get involved!

VICTA's annual Braille Art competition is open and we think you should get involved! We chatted to winners from previous years about their entries and why they loved getting creative with Braille. In 2021 Joseph was the winner in our over 10s category with his chocolate braille creation! The image features a rocket launching into space made from chocolate buttons. Joseph tells us why he thinks Braille is so important to recognise and celebrate: "I think that Braille is an important skill for people of all different levels of vision impairment to learn. Although [...]

By |January 16, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Arts, Be Inspired, Competition, Create|0 Comments

Christmas treasure hunt 2022!

Sorry this competition is now closed, winners will be announced soon and contacted by email, good luck! Our Christmas competition is back for its second year! Follow the clues below to find the right page on the Student Portal and enter our prize draw to win an Amazon voucher. Each age group section has three Christmassy characters hiding within it. Just follow the clues for your age category and try and work out which page you think our character is hiding on. Once you have found the right page, you'll find a picture of the character and a [...]

By |December 8, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Competition|0 Comments

Reach Out for Anti-Bullying Week 2022

VICTA is proud to be a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and from Monday 14 to Friday 18 November we'll be helping to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week 2022. Join in with us on the VICTA Student Portal to highlight this hugely important issue and encourage others to Reach Out. Reach Out The theme this year is Reach Out, chosen to encourage young people to feel empowered to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes. How has somebody reached out to you? Comment on this post or email students@victa.org.uk to let us know if somebody [...]

By |November 11, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Taking control, Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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