Six-month project for vis­ually im­paired chil­dren

The Oban Times - - Sport -

A SCOT­TISH char­ity is seek­ing vis­ually im­paired chil­dren to take part in a project that aims to im­prove health and fit­ness.

First Steps, a Bri­tish Blind Sport ini­tia­tive sup­ported by Scot­tish Dis­abil­ity Sport for vis­ually im­paired chil­dren, is look­ing for 120 kids aged five to 15 to take part in the six-month project.

The chil­dren who take part in the project will re­ceive a free ac­tiv­ity pack to help them main­tain an ac­tive life­style.

Scot­tish Dis­abil­ity Sport said that the risk of in­ac­tiv­ity and obe­sity is even higher for vis­ually im­paired chil­dren, who face ad­di­tional bar­ri­ers to par­tic­i­pa­tion such as a lack of in­clu­sive PE teach­ing in main­stream schools, bul­ly­ing and lower fam­ily in­come.

If you have a vis­ually im­paired child and would like to be in­volved in the First Steps Project, con­tact Scot­tish Dis­abil­ity Sport by tele­phon­ing 0131 317 1130 or al­ter­na­tively email ad­min@scot­tishdis­abil­i­tys­

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