First Steps

First Steps Yorkshire

Take your First Steps into Sport

At British Blind Sport, we are helping children with sight loss get active with a FREE sport and fitness pack delivered to their door.

The Government recommends that children participate in 60 minutes physical activity per day, but we know that many children with a visual impairment struggle to participate fully in sports session or P.E.

We want to change this.

Girl with First Steps audible 'jingle' ball
First steps activity book, stickers and wall chart.

Our Solution

We have designed a handy pack to provide children with all the tools they need to take their first steps to leading a more active life. Our aim is that the First Steps pack is to help gives children the confidence to join a local, accessible sports club by learning the basics in a fun, supportive environment.

Designed for children aged 3 to 11 years old, the pack includes:

  • Audible ball: A bright and bouncy ball with ball-bearings inside to allow the child to hear the ball.
  • Activity booklet: Simple and enjoyable games that encourage the entire family to play together.
  • Progress poster: Tracking the child’s daily achievements to encourage habitual activity with a fun sticker chart.

What’s next?

We will shortly be sending out our First Steps activity packs to over 50 children across Yorkshire.

We will work with the families who take part in the study to understand how they use the pack and whether it can achieve the project’s aims. The data and feedback gathered from the pilot will help us improve the First Steps pack for a potential, larger roll-out across the country.

If you know a child with a visual impairment who could benefit from a First Steps activity pack, register today.

Register for a First Steps Yorkshire pack.

Supported by Children in Need.

To discuss the First Steps project in Yorkshire in more details, please contact Tegan Darby at firststeps@britishblindsport.org.uk