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.
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 will help give 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.
We are currently supporting 50 families across Yorkshire and will have more packs available for families in other regions soon!
We will support families and ask that they take part in a 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 programme and secure funding to support more families.
If you know a child with a visual impairment in Yorkshire who could benefit from a First Steps activity pack, register today.
To discuss the First Steps project in Yorkshire in more details, please contact Tegan Darby email@example.com