Date(s) - 16/09/2015
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre
Organised by Lou
Visit to the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre for an interactive session.
Arrival time is 10am. It will go on until approximately 12.15pm.
During the session, children will:
See some of their guide dog puppies through special viewing windows
Learn about the puppies’ first steps
Discover more about sight loss
Experience the sensory tunnel
Find out how to approach and guide someone who is blind or partially sighted
Have a go at reading and writing Braille.
This is for children aged 8yrs plus. (Their target age range is 8-11yrs), older siblings are welcome.
You will need to wear sensible footwear and a coat/outdoor wear (as some areas of the centre require visitors to go outside) The outside area is a short walkway between two buildings. Please be aware that in the event of any adverse weather conditions, there may be a possibility that a small part of the tour has to be cancelled. The side is fully accessible with a lift and rams for wheelchairs and mobility schooters. No pets are allowed (unless they are guide-dogs)
You may take photos, although there are a few areas where flash photography is not allowed.
We’ll probably do the tour in slightly smaller groups (depending on exact numbers), rather than going round in one large group.
The centre aims to create a calm and ordered environment for the dogs, staff and visitors, please help them to do this!
Adult/parent spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. This is partly due to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s own policy and partly because there is an overall capacity for this, so for every adult, there will be one less child spsace.
If you take an adult space, you will need to help look after and support children other than your own. It is likely that you will be the only adult (other than the guide) in a small group of children. Please only book an adult space if you are happy to help and support the children in your group.
If your children are able to go in unaccompanied, please only book child spaces.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a registered charity and does not receive government funding, so whilst they provide this session for free, there will be a £1.50/person charge (which will all be donated to the Guide Dogs, less any PayPal fees. So if you can, please pay by “family & friends” PayPal to events [at] educationista.com putting your name and the name of the trip, as then they will receive more).
Your places will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
There will be no refunds in the event of cancellation/no show. (The monies will be donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – less PayPal fees if people paid via the website).
Places are limited and parking is limited. Full directions will be emailed closer to the time, to all those going on.
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