First Steps


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 an innovative 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.

In addition to receiving the First Steps Pack, our First Steps families will receive ongoing support and will be invited to Family Days organised by BBS which not only bring young people together but also introduce them to new activities and inclusive clubs in their local community.

How to get involved

First Steps Nationwide is a British Blind Sport initiative, funded by Children In Need, with the capacity to support 450 visually impaired children and their families, living in the UK over the next 3 years.

Children, aged 3-11 yrs, who register for the project will receive an exciting activity pack which takes them on their very own active adventure with Jangles the Jingle ball. This fabulous bit of kit comes absolutely FREE of charge, straight to your door; all we ask from our First Steps families is that they commit to the 1-1 support offered by BBS and provide us with feedback on their child's activity journey through a series of short online surveys.

You can register your interest in the First Steps project by using the button below!