School and group visits:

Part of our remit is to raise awareness of vision loss in the community, we always enjoy going out and speaking to schools  as part of our educational programme.  The programme is aimed at increasing awareness, reducing stigmatisation, enhancing trust and providing general information with regards to vision loss and visual impairment.  This is something that we are passionate about and supports our Mission Statement, which is “Empowering and supporting people in Hertfordshire with a visual impairment.” We try to tailor the content to support the PHSE curriculum where possible.

The sessions are free of charge and are conducted by a trained member of staff  together with a visually impaired or blind person with direct experience lived experience of sight loss.

We can adapt our speaking engagements to meet your needs, also with regards to content as well as time.  We like give the children, and adults,  the opportunity to explore how it feels to be blind during some safe, fun activities.  The programme is both interactive and entertaining and has been very well received around the County.

Following a very recent talk at St, Michael’s CE VA Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford we received the following much appreciated feedback, along with a photograph of the talk which they are happy for us to share:

Herts Vision Loss School Visit photo

Engaging the children at St Michael’s CE school in Bishop’s Stortford.

 

“Thank you for your visit to our school. The whole school were inspired by Siobhan! She helped us communicate the message that we are all unique individuals and need to focus on what we can do, not what we can’t do. We would love you to visit again and look forward to meeting the new guide dog! The children were inspired and curious following the visit. They especially enjoyed hearing about the various ‘gadgets’ that Siobhan used in her daily life! The talk was a great link to our current ‘Good to Be Me’ focus and enabled the children to reflect on ‘what they can do’ (to quote Siobhan) not what they can’t do.”

 

If you would be interested in a visit to your school or group call on 01707 324680 or email office@hertsvisionloss.org.uk