Peer Support

Peer support events are organised and run by the staff of the Vision Support Service.  The aim is to bring children with a visual impairment together to participate in a range of age appropriate activities that encourage social interaction and opportunities to develop friendships with other children with a visual impairment.

Boccia Tournament 2016-2017

We have entered 4 teams for the Boccia tournament this year.   For some in the team it was good to catch up with VSS friends again, but also great to welcome new Boccia players.

Thanks so much to the ASN Sports Team for organising this!

“I played Boccia with 10 VSS people at Sheddocksley Sport Centre.  Mac was in my team and we had great fun.  At the beginning it was hard to get a shot near the jack (white ball).  We nearly got round every practice game.  We played Bull’s Eye and I scored 56 points.  I rolled the ball at a scoring number mat. I rolled the ball at the 20 star twice.

During my first match, I managed to do a Boccia pyramid out of 3 balls and do other great rolls and shots.”

Daniel P5

 

DALGUISE TRIP 2016

On Thursday 21st April, 12 pupils from Vision Support set off from Aberdeen to PGL Dalguise in Perthshire for a Peer Support trip.  We stopped off en-route for a snack at Glendoick Garden Centre, before arriving at Dalguise for lunch.  We explored the grounds during Orienteering, then had fun canoeing on the loch.  We also built robots and had fun and games in the evening.  After a much needed sleep, we took on the Team Challenge Course, then challenged ourselves on the Giant Swing. Finally it was time for lunch and back onto the bus to head home.

I really enjoyed getting dirty on the team challenge course.
I really enjoyed getting dirty on the team challenge course. (Eilidh)
I enjoyed all of the activities at Dalguise, but my favourite was the canoeing. I enjoyed learning how to canoe and the fun and games that came with it.
I enjoyed all of the activities at Dalguise, but my favourite was the canoeing. I enjoyed learning how to canoe and the fun and games that came with it. (Emma)
Out of all the activities, I enjoyed the Gian Swing the most because I think it built up everyone's confidence. At the start most people were quite worried.
Out of all the activities, I enjoyed the Giant Swing the most because I think it built up everyone’s confidence. At the start most people were quite worried. (Natalia)
My favourite bit was when we were on the big swing at the full height (Liam) My favourite was the swing (Grieg)
My favourite bit was when we were on the big swing at the full height (Liam)
My favourite was the swing (Greig)

DALGUISE TRIP 2015

A group of older pupils took part in a residential outdoor activity camp in April of this year at Dalguise in Perthshire.  They all took part in a variety of activities, including team building games, physical challenges and problem solving tasks.  Every pupil (and the Vision Support staff!) had the opportunity to excel across a variety of challenges; some managing more than they initially thought possible, which was a great achievement.  All the children set themselves their own personal secret mission and all were amazed at their success.   A great time was had by all!