Author: Helen

Two young boys with arms around each other and smiling, playing Jenga.

What’s On?

From online Parent Support Groups to expert-led webinars, Youth Forums and Music Groups – get your diaries out and make a note of these fab events from LOOK!

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Seven of the LOOK London Zoo group looking at the warthog enclosure

LOOK at London Zoo

Have you ever watched the graceful meandering of a giraffe, listened in awe to the loud baritone roar of a lion or watched the playful swoops of the feeding penguins?
At the end of May the LOOK team and friends were invited to an accessible tour of ZSL London Zoo to meet the animals up close and personal.

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Just Like Us – School Diversity Week

In recognition of School Diversity Week, we shine a light on how inclusive mainstream schools are for the VI community. LOOK mentors and mentees share their experiences of the education system, the support they received and where they feel schools fall short.

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Talking Transitions – Getting tech ready for the future.

Transitions are always a key point in a VI child or young persons life. Having the right equipment in place and the skills to use them makes a huge difference. In this session we focus on best practice provision, when new assistive technology should be introduced and how we can support what happens at home.

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5 children playing in an orchestra, one playing the keyboard, one playing the trumpet, one playing the obo, one playing the cello, one playing the drums, one playing the saxophone and one playing the trumpet.

Making Music Accessible

To celebrate World Music Day we invited Roger Firman, Braille musician, to tell us about his journey to finding and eventually teaching Braille music.

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A computer with stick notes around it and a pen pot, a mans hands on a keyboard. graphics of a hand holding the world, a lightbulb, a bar and line chart, an arrow, a magnifying glass and a cog. Text LOOK life Hacks Resource, Next steps if you're not going to uni.

LOOK Life Hacks – Next Steps if you’re not going to Uni.

Knowing what to do after we finish our formal education can be daunting and for those who aren’t following the path to uni, it can seem even more so. Deciding to take a vocational course or subject can be a life-changing alternative, providing you with the practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for work.

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LOOK Music Group

Free online music group for under 18-year-old VI young people.
This month we’re joined by star guest Sirine Jahangir; singer on Britain’s Got Talent 2020, chatting about all things music.

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