The Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind
Children and Families
Welcome to our website page especially for Children and Families.
NNAB is pleased to offer its services to visually impaired people of all ages, their families, friends and carers. YoungEyes is the name of our group of young vision-impaired friends aged from 0 to 16 years old and their families. To date we have 115 young people on our mailing list who receive news about our events that are especially organised for them and their families. The support that families can give each other is also vital and if NNAB can facilitate this happening we are delighted. Our children's events are well supported by our families and also other related organisations.
We work closely with both The Children's Services Education Sensory Support Team and also with The Social Services Sensory Support Unit.
Please contact us if you any queries about services for vision-impaired children, we shall be happy to help.
YoungEyes Events in the Bradbury Centre this Spring
Come and DANCE
On Easter Saturday we held our Easter Bunny Jive with Hot Cross Buns and Chocolate Eggs!
A great time was had by all adorned with magnificent bunny ears!
The final pose! The happy bunnies!
This is what happened at our Jungle Jive Dance Morning!
Sam our expert dancer and YoungEyes Friend led the session, everyone then replenished their energy with Jaffa Cakes and Jungle Juice Smoothies (hand made of course!) and then danced some more, ending with the Conga around the Bradbury Activity Centre at least five times!
Rainbow Tots is a fun monthly session for our under 5s and is held in the Bradbury Activity Centre. The little ones can play and have fun in the Sensory Tent and The Rainbow Room while the Mums have fun chatting, enjoying each others company with coffee and cakes.
If you have a little one who is vision-impaired under 5 you are very welcome to join us in The Bradbury Centre between 10.30am and 12 pm, the dates for 2013 are:
January 24th February 28th March 28th April 25th May 23rd
June 27th July 25th October 24th November 28th
Kitty raises money for YoungEyes
Kitty staged a magic show at her home in Norwich to raise money. Kitty's little brother Seth regularly attends our Rainbow Tots mornings and Kitty comes with him when it is school holiday time. She is a great help.
Kitty used her favourite Moshi Monsters’ cards to demonstrate her skills, which proved to be just the trick, as she raised £10.20 after charging family and friends to watch her perform.
We are very grateful to Kitty.
Kitty presents the money she has raised to Dorothy,
watched by her Dad, sister Sophie and little brother Seth.
Having fun with Musical Keys
Seth and Steve drumming up a storm! George and Karen join in the fun!
Kayla and Blake from Musical Keys join us each month and bring with them some amazing instruments and ideas, encouraging us all to play and to move to the music. We just love having them with us.
‘The Oliver Experience’ at The Theatre Royal.
Last year a group of six young ladies and three staff went to see an Audio Described performance of Oliver at The Theatre Royal. Prior to the show starting we enjoyed a Touch Tour of the stage and met Brian Conley who played Fagan. It was a superb show and I think we joined in all the songs and clapped until our hands were sore!
The following Week an Associate Director of the Touring Company came to The Bradbury Centre to lead a drama workshop with the young people. In one hour together they produced their own version of, Food Glorious Food'. It was amazing.
The NNAB YoungEyes 2012 Christmas Party
125 people gathered in The Bradbury Centre to enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, fun and games with a yummy tea and a visit from Father Christmas.
This year 'the man in red' arrived in style in a huge, red shiny truck driven by Rob Billman with an escort of 9 super bikes from The Eaton Hogs Bikers Club. It was spectacular! Thank you to them all.
Some images from the party!
Circle dancing The musicians - Simon, Michelle and Ceinwen
Santa arriving in style!
Santa's Elf arriving with The Eaton Hogs Bikers
. Will and George having serious talks with Father Christmas.
Rob Billman, who brought Father Christmas in his big, red, shiny, truck receives his gift from 'the man in red'! Thank you Rob.
The Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room in The Bradbury Centre is our Children's Room and contains a piece of equipment called The Sensory Voyager, which is proving to be a wonderful resource for the families of our 'YoungEyes' group. The combination of lights, projected images and music enables the young people to practise their visual skills in a fun and stimulating way. The bubble tube which can be reflected in 3 mirrors to produce multiple images, changes colour and can be operated by children themselves using a colourful switch pad with which they can experiment and produce different colour combinations. This all encouarges interaction and the use of vision in children whose visual skills may be delayed.
Please contact us if you would like to use this room.
Nathanial and his brothers have fun together. George exploring the Bubble Tube.
If you would like more information about YoungEyes at NNAB, please phone Dorothy 01603 629558
or email firstname.lastname@example.org,uk