Easter fun for young people at RNC

Teenagers and parents grouped together holding signs that spell out 'Have a Go'

The Easter holidays started off with fun and games at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC). 17 young people aged between 12 and 16 descended on the College from around the country for an experience weekend they will never forget.

The teenagers enjoyed activities like pizza making, dance, sports and crafts. Replicating the popular ‘Dragons’ Den’ show, they tried to entice the RNC Dragons to support their new business ideas.

“I enjoyed the chance to be with young people that I get on with and I loved relaxing in the spa,” said 15 year old Matthew, who would like to attend RNC for his further education.

Making full use of the facilities in the Chapel arts centre, the group devised and filmed a performance piece, which was live streamed to their parents.

Carol, mother of 16 year old Laura, said: “I want my daughter to come to RNC because she’ll learn all the skills she needs for the next stage in her life and she will be surrounded by people who understand.”

RNC provides taster weekends twice a year for teenagers to explore what their time at the College could be like and to meet fellow young people and create friendships that can last many years. For more information on Have a Go weekends head to the Events page.

Article written by Anika Backhouse, PR, Publications & Outreach Officer at RNC