Why we take part
This year it was focussed on marking our 160th Anniversary and telling stories about our long history with Sheffield. Previously the focus was on engaging with the Sheffield community and making people aware of what we do and how long we have been supporting people with sight loss in Sheffield and also how things have changed over the years.
What we did for HODs
The difference it's made
- Being told by clients, one of who has no sight, that they had really enjoyed it (we had taken care to audio describe the presentation as well as having good written information and photos).
- Hearing about a ghost at the Manchester Road School the ‘School for the Mental and Industrial Training of the Young Blind’, which we had never heard about before and which we can now document in our records.
It was all very well put together and really interesting.
I found the zoom session very informative and accessible as everything was clear including the video and presentation and in a relaxed atmosphere it was nice to reminisce about school days in Sheffield.
I really enjoyed the heritage day, you must have all put a lot of work into it.
Jane's top tip!
It’s in the planning! Get involved with the event and spend some time thinking what you want to do and how it can work. There’s lots of useful information on the HODs website to help you. It can be a bit of work to organise, but we will be using the presentation that we put together for other things too.