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Have a Go Weekend at the Royal National College for the Blind – Hereford

26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

Date(s) – 26/10/2019 – 27/10/2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Suitable for those aged 13-17
Suitable for young people

Have a Go Weekend
During the weekend you will meet other people of your own age, make friends and have fun in a safe and inclusive environment. You will stay in your own room in our halls of residence and you will experience what it’s like to live the life of an RNC student.

Typical activities at the Have a Go weekends involve;

Sports such as judo, golf and bowling
Music, media and performing arts
Exploring the independent living skills kitchen
Taster sessions of RNC’s academic subjects

The Have a Go weekends at RNC are free for young people aged 13 to 17 with a visual impairment to attend. Free accommodation is also provided for an accompanying parent/guardian, and siblings are welcome too!

Parent/guardian programme
Parents and guardians will be on a separate programme to the young people during the weekend and will have the opportunity to tour the College campus and meet with key RNC staff members including representatives from;

Independent living skills

Previous attendees on our Have a Go weekends have said;

“College is great, it makes me feel like everyone else.”
“The event was really useful for gaining an overview of the college facilities and learning from some staff and parents.”
“Couldn’t have asked for better, made my daughter feel at home.”
“We love this place, it is so empowering for the young people. The support mixed with the encouragement to be independent and try new things is unique and very special.”
“Brilliant weekend, thank you so much for letting us come. We have learnt so much and had a great time. Sam is keen to join you when he’s old enough.”

If you would like to experience RNC for yourself, complete the application form found on the RNC website here and return to in order to secure your place!

Have a Go Application Form (Word document)

For more information, or if you have any questions;
Call 01432 376 621


26 October 2019 @ 11:00 am
27 October 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)
Venns Lane, Hereford HR1 1DT + Google Map
01432 376 621