Sight for Surrey’s Children & Young Peoples Recreation programme aims to offer a wide range of opportunities that addresses the different interests, ages, abilities and needs of the children, young people and their families.
Our Recreation Coordinators organise experiences and events which are fun and also help them gain a greater understanding of the world in which we live, giving them opportunities to understand different concepts and meet other who have similar life experiences.
If any family would like to attend an event but has any concerns – either practical or financial – please contact Sight for Surrey as we may be able to assist.
11UP Activities & Events
Our 11UP group is open to young people who are in school year 7 up to 18 yrs. This group meets independent of their parents & carers so we have a high adult to young person ratio to ensure the young people are supported as appropriate to their needs. This group enjoy a range of adventurous activities. The aim is for this group to gain confidence and independent life skills while having fun.
Our Young Ambassadors come from our 11Up group. They represent Sight for Surrey at fundraising events and local authority committees, campaigning to promote their needs and those of the VI community in general. They are able to communicate how their vision impairment affects them and how communities can adapt to assist their independence in regards to their sight impairment. Some of our young people have also written articles, blogs and given talks at schools.
VI Young Adult Group
This is a new adventure for Sight for Surrey, as part of our grant from the Big Lottery Fund; we are establishing a Vision Impaired Young Adult social group (aged 18 – 25yrs). The aim of the group is to meet up once a month, either at the weekend or an evening to participate in different activities. This will be a chance for this age group to socialise with their peer group and make new friends.