VICTA to host Transitions weekend

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VICTA, the city based charity for blind and partially sighted children and young people, will be hosting a special ‘Transitions’ weekend from 11th to 14th May at the Caldecotte Project.

The weekend – run in association with JISC TechDis - is designed to help those making the move from 6th form or Further Education college to university and it’s also hoped to attract current first year undergraduates with visual impairments to come and share their experiences.

The event will consist of a balance between social and leisure activities as well as technology and advocacy workshops with the aim of developing skills, building confidence and support in a successful transition between school/college and university.

Tracie Tappenden, Director of VICTA, commented that, ‘the skills and experiences these young people will learn here will make their next step in life far less daunting and give them the confidence to do things the rest of us take for granted’.

The ‘Transitions’ weekend is one of many events planned by VICTA for 2012 and it’s hoped that local people will volunteer to raise money for the charity by running in the inaugural Milton Keynes Marathon on April 29.