Taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite Star WarsTM characters, Rey and Luke, it’s time to get your kids moving as they learn to master the ways of the Jedi with our fun, play along video. Check back for new games every week throughout the summer – play now!
The Resistance needs you!
Calling all friends of the Resistance, the First Order are fast approaching and the Resistance need as much help as they can get during their darkest hour. This is your chance to help, so get ready!
Through this fun Train Like A Jedi video, Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi. Be strong, healthy and prepared for when the Resistance might need you.
The 12 moves become one Jedi training routine. Don’t worry if you can’t manage them all at once – some of them need a bit of practice. And once you’ve mastered these don’t be afraid to have a go at creating your own moves too!
Once you have finished the training, these Jedi skills will be valuable in the next part of the journey – a series of secret challenges during the summer holidays.
Have fun, work hard and Train Like A Jedi. May the Force be with you!
From Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August have your say on plans for the new Halifax leisure centre. Click here to take part in the survey and help shape the plans.
Exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax.
Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to continue to operate.
To ensure the future provision of modern leisure facilities in the town, the Council has been exploring a number of options for the construction of a new facility in the town centre to meet the needs of the community.
A feasibility study concluded that a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the existing North Bridge site would provide the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.
Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements and we will commence a stakeholder consultation process from July to August 2018 to ensure that those who are using the facilities will benefit from them.
The outcomes of this project will:
- Grow the economy – Contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
- Reduce inequality – Reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
- Modernise the Council – Increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.
Bring the kids to Savile Park in Halifax on Saturday 21 July, 9:45am for the Race For Life Pretty Muddy Kids event.
It is a muddy course with plenty of obstacles and a mud pit, so the kids can get extra muddy while having fun with friends and helping to raise valuable funds for beating cancer.
The 5k obstacle course completes 1 lap of the grassed areas close to Savile Park Road, before heading into Manor Heath Park. The route is a mixture of roads, grass and tarmac paths. Road closures are in place for your safety.
£10 for each child with supervising adults going free. Book now at the Cancer Research Race for Life website.
This is of course followed by the adult Pretty Muddy Race for Life with details here.
Phoenix Radio 96.7fm at Dean Clough, Halifax wants to work with young people to create a regular radio show designed by and for young people aged 16-19 with a moderate learning disability or with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
The fee is £5 per person per session with 6 places available per workshop. For more information call Howard on 01422 365923 or email email@example.com.
This year, Ramfest is on Sunday 15 July, 11:30am-8:00pm at Southowram Cricket Club, Ashday Lane, HX3 9TR.
There’s nothing quite as good as live music and there is a total of 8 performances!
Including the debut performance by Andy’s Man Club Band.
Here’s the line-up in full:
- Noon – 12.50 | Andys Man Club Band
- 13.00 – 13.50 | Regiment
- 14.00 – 14.50 | Psychoslinkys
- 15.00 – 15.50 | Dave Barnes from The Voice
- 16:00– 16.50 | In Echoes
- 17.00 – 17.50 | The Revelator Band
- 18.00 – 18.50 | International Party Doctors
- 19.00 – 19.50 | The McCarrons
- Stonebaked Pizzas
- Roast Beef Wraps
- Mexican Cuisine
- Ice Cream
There’s also a kids play area to keep them entertained and for the grown-ups a beer & gin bar.
Please note that no alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the site.
More about the charities that Ramfest is supporting this year.
Andy’s Man Club
This charity aims to get men talk about their feelings and emotions, something that men are notoriously bad at. Talking can improve the quality of the lives of men and their families and “It’s okay to talk”.
Heartbeat of Sport
Did you know that twelve people under the age of 35 die of sudden cardiac arrest every week?
The team at Heartbeat of Sport is raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest within sport and doing what they can to prevent it. The more people out there can spot the warning signs, then the higher the chances for survival are.
Specialist equipment for screening and care is needed, so Heartbeat of Sport needs your support during Ramfest.
Tickets: Buy in advance from Ticketsource: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ramfest at £6 for Adults and
£12 Family (2 adults, 3 children under 18 years of age).
On the day tickets will be £10 Adults and £2 Children
For more information call 0113 238 0805.