A father holding a smartphone in front of a toddler with visual impairment

Our free virtual summer programme for children and young people aged 0-19 with sight loss and their siblings was a huge success.

The four days of boredom-busting, free fun took place from Tuesday 11 August to Friday 14 August 2020.

Daily activities included a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with accompanying packs for balloon modelling workshops, music sessions, laughter yoga, dance, make-up lessons, gardening, baking and more.

This summer scheme was led by the RNIB NI Children, Young People and Families team, and friends at Angel Eyes NI, Guide Dogs NI and SENSE NI.

If you would like to know more about our future events, please email [email protected].

Watch the videos

Feel Good Moves with YCNI

Charmaine from Youth Action NI shows us how to feel good and get moving in this fun interactive video. Broadcast on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the Feel Good Moves video (Word)

British Blind Sports Teen Dance (age 11+)

This Dance for Teens session with British Blind Sports and Synergy Dance encourages young people to get moving and feel confident. Broadcast on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the British Blind Sports Teen Dance video (Word)

British Blind Sports First Steps Dance (age 3-11)

This dance session from Synergy Dance with First Steps helps children to learn about their body and have fun dancing, using the sports pack from British Blind Sports. Broadcast on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the British Blind Sports First Steps Dance video (Word)

Baking muffins with Paula from Angel eyes NI

A quick and easy choconana muffin recipe with Paula from Angel Eyes NI that will get the little ones involved in baking. Broadcast on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the Baking Muffins video (Word)

Homemade Playdough with Paula from Angel Eyes NI

Super quick and easy recipe to make playdough at home. This is a feast for the senses and if you little one eats it, don’t fret; it’s all safe! Broadcast on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the Homemade Playdough video (Word)

Super Slime session with Niamh 

Niamh shows us how to make the best kind of slime for a bit of boredom-busting fun. Broadcast on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the Super Slime video (Word)

Assistive Technology with Joanne from RNIB Technology for Life

Joanne takes us through the assistive technology features of iPads and tablets and talks about how to access support with technology. Broadcast on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Download the transcript for the Assistive Technology video (Word)

Yoga with Tory – Balance and Strength for ages 0-4

Tory from Shine Special Yoga shows how Yoga can help with balance and strength in our little ones.

Download the transcript for the Yoga with Tory video (Word)