VICTA Young Achievers Award

Young Achievers Award

Community

The third theme of the Young Achievers Award is Community. Time to give something back!

To earn your third pin badge, you need to complete 3 tasks contributing to your local community between July and September. For each theme you will find there is one activity that has been set by VICTA that you need to complete. The other two activities are your choice.

The set VICTA community activity you are required to complete is…

Take part in a litter pick

You can start making a difference to the environment in your own community by taking part in a litter pick. You could ask your school or your parents to find out if there are any community litter picks you can join. Or, if you’d like to organise your own, Keep Britain Tidy have some really helpful guidance as part of their #LitterHero initiative.  It’s important to keep safe while litter picking so make sure you read their guide before you start and organise your litter pick with an adult. Take photos as you go so you can share them as part of your Young Achievers Award.

Download Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Beginner’s Guide to Litter Picking’

Other Community activity ideas to tick off to earn your pin badge!

We’ve put together some activity ideas and opportunities for the Community theme below to help you get started. Don’t forget, if you’d like to come up with your own ideas, that’s brilliant too. Once you have completed 3 tasks, complete the evidence submission form at the bottom of this page so we can see what you’ve been up to.

Author and social entrepreneur, Ben Andrews, shares his community challenge with you

In this video Ben Andrews sets out his challenge for you… to go out into your community and ask for a change to be made to make it better for you and other blind and partially sighted people.

  1. Think about a place in your community you’ve always wanted to visit or one that you already enjoy
  2. Think about what change you’d make to that place to make it more accessible
  3. Research with an adult who you need to contact and ask them to make the change

Write a letter to your local MP about a topic that you are passionate about

#IWill have put together a helpful guide explaining who to contact and how to go about it. All you need to decide is what issue is close to your heart and what change you’d like to see.

Download the guide to contacting your local Councillor or MP >

Fundraise for VICTA!

At VICTA, we couldn’t run our activities if it wasn’t for our fundraisers. You could organise a rainbow themed bake sale, or ask your school to hold a fundraising dress down day. Read the helpful guide below to find out how to set up your own fundraiser. If you need any tips email fundraising@victa.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help!

Download the fundraising guide >

Volunteer at a local organisation

It could be your local animal shelter or local sight loss organisation. There are lots of ways you can help.

The Rivers Trust have these opportunities you could look into >

Help an elderly neighbour with their shopping or gardening

Have a clear out and donate any unwanted books, toys or games to a charity shop

Help out at your local library

Become pen pals with someone in a local care home or long stay at hospital

Use the iSpot app to identify wildlife in your local community

More information on the app and how to tag your findings as VICTA will be coming soon.

Create a video to motivate or support our Team VICTA Marathon runners

Write an article telling us about a community role you already have and what you do e.g. a school councillor

If you are musical, offer to sing or play an instrument to the elderly at a local care home

Do a sponsored walk around your local park for a local charity

Do a talk at school to raise awareness for people with vision impairments

Collect food or needed items to take to your local food bank or shelter

Terms and conditions

  • The Young Achievers Award is open to children aged 10 and under who are registered or are registrable as blind or partially sighted
  • Entrants must be permanent residents of the UK
  • For each theme, entrants must complete three activities – one set by VICTA and two of their choice
  • Evidence submission must be completed by a parent/carer
  • By submitting evidence for the award, you agree to your photos/videos, your child’s name and age being used by VICTA, including being displayed on the VICTA website, on our social media channels and on charity emails
  • Please note, the actual badges and medal you receive might differ to the ones in the illustrations

Does your Young Achiever have a sibling that does the award alongside them? We’d like to recognise all those Super Siblings out there – we know you work just as hard as your brother or sister. When you submit your activities, make sure to pop the name of your Super Sibling on the form and we’ll send them a certificate to celebrate their achievements!

Enter your VICTA Young Achievers Community challenges

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VICTA’s Young Achievers Award aims to improve a child’s confidence, resilience and creativity. Please complete the statements below, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest, reflecting your child currently.

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