Vision England is an exciting residential programme for 14-17 year olds with vision impairment, in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC).
Build your confidence and independence, learn new skills, have fun and make lifelong friends – what are you waiting for?
There will be lots of great activities for you to choose from, which may include:
The residentials take place at FSC centres across England. Trips run during the spring holiday, summer holiday and the autumn half-term holidays.
Apply now for 2018! Please ensure that you apply by Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Venue: Castle Head Field Centre, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QT
Venue: Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1DX
Venue: Juniper Hall Field Centre, Old London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DA
Just £25 for three residential breaks and an introduction day.
You must be:
Please note, you can only attend the Vision England programme once, to allow more young people to benefit.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, however, young people aged 17 years will be given priority.
We aim to get a mix of gender, ages and levels of ability, and will accommodate all medical and physical needs where possible.
All places are assessed on an individual basis. We reserve the right to withdraw an offer of a place.
"I have met lots of other young people with a VI on these residentials. It has been good sharing our experiences and the activities we took part in were great, like fire lighting, shelter building and orienteering. I've improved my independence and communication skills and learnt lots of new things. I've really enjoyed myself!" - Joshua Hopkins
"I really enjoyed my time and experience on the Vision England residentials. I made some new friends. Most of all I liked archery, climbing, beautiful walks, as well as plenty of games and challenges. I also developed personal independent skills, helping me to prepare for going away to University." - Glib Kapuka
To join the 2018 programme, download and complete the application form (accessible PDF, 697KB) and send it to email@example.com.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 28 February 2018.
For more information or if you have any questions, please get in touch:
Vision England is part of Our Bright Future, a £33 million programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and run by a consortium of seven organisations led by The Wildlife Trusts.
Our Bright Future aims to tackle three big challenges facing society today - a lack of social cohesion, a lack of opportunities for young people and vulnerability to climate change. Thirty one youth-led projects across the UK are each receiving around £1million of funding to give young people the skills and knowledge to improve their local environments – from reducing marine pollution to minimising food waste.
This young, ambitious and capable movement is ensuring this generation’s voice is heard in the current debates around environmental improvements and a resource-efficient economy.
Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. Visit the FSC website for more information.