VICTA Young Achievers Award

Young Achievers Award


The second theme of the Young Achievers Award is Nature. Time to get outside and explore!

To earn your second pin badge, you need to complete 3 Nature related tasks between April and June. 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 nature activity you are required to complete is…

Make a seasonal sensory mandala!

VICTA provided this challenge in the British Science Week community pack and we’d like you to take part as your set nature challenge. Get outside and see what seasonal items you can find and then arrange them into your own beautiful mandala! A mandala is a geometric shape that means ‘circle’ in Sanskrit. In some cultures, it represents the universe and life, with the circular design expressing the concept that everything is connected to life.

Download the pdf worksheet to find out how to create your mandala

Click here to download

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

We’ve put together some activity ideas and opportunities for the Nature 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.

Take part in VICTA’s Sunflower Race!

If you have applied for one of our sunflower packs, don’t forget to share your photos here so that they count towards your nature badge.

Sunflower pack applications have now closed but you can stay up-to-date with the race here >

Play Sensory Bingo with The Wildlife Trusts and VICTA

From June, download the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild pack. Inside you’ll find VICTA’s sensory bingo activity! See how many items you can tick off and take photos as you go.

Register your interest in 30 Days Wild here >

Build your own birds nest

Here’s a video from Wildlife Watch showing you how!

Litter pick in your local green space

Keep Britain Tidy have lots of tips and advice on getting started with your first litter pick.

You can read their Beginner’s Guide to Litter Picking here >

Can you identify the trees in your local green space?

Do you know your conifers from your broadleaves? The Woodland Trust has some helpful information to get you started!

Visit the Woodland Trust website for hints on identifying trees >

Plant your favourite fruit or vegetable in pots in your garden

Fancy adding a twist to your planting? We love this idea from Children’s Gardening Week – writing your name in salad!

Find out how to write your name in salad here >

Did you take part in Earth Hour?

Write a blog telling us how you spent Earth Hour 2023 – how did it make you feel switching off for an hour? Did it give you lots to think about?

Can you make a pledge for the year to support our planet’s future?

Make an animal home in your garden

Get gardening with Thrive

Thrive is a charity who use gardening to change lives.

They’ve put together activities to get started on in the garden during Spring.

Visit their Spring activity guides >

Visit your local nature reserve

Volunteer with your local organisation

Turn natural objects into instruments!

Try this ‘Tech for the Planet’ lesson & challenge

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

Enter your VICTA Young Achievers Nature challenges

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.

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