Young People

Learn What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do For You!

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Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon. Holywell Green, Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse. There are 10 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within these areas.

They are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow; this includes embedding British Values into the curriculum and actively promoting these in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children 0-5
  • Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
  • Parental Outreach
  • Family Support Services
  • Support for Childminders
  • Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
  • Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
  • Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
  • Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
  • Activities for Families during School Holidays
  • Volunteering Opportunities

For more information on the services on offer visit the website at http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/.

Alternatively contact the core services team on 01422 251090.

The Vision is to work with parents and partners to ensure that all children across the area have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.

To keep people updated with what they are doing more in real time, Sure Start Children’s Centres not only have the main Facebook page,  there are now Facebook pages for each of the individual Children’s Centres which are used to promote the services on offer as well as showing you what’s been going on in daycare.

Why not help to reach a wide audience by visiting and Liking Centre pages as listed below;

Ash Green Children’s Centre
Creations Community Children’s Centre
Elland Children’s Centre
Innovations Children’s Centre
Illingworth Community Children’s Centre
Field Lane Children’s Centre
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Wellholme Children’s Centre

‘FLAMINGO CHICKS’ Inclusive Dance Sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

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Flamingo Chicks’ are offering inclusive dance sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

The dance sessions will provide an environment where disabled children and young people can enjoy themselves, learn, grow and have fun!

The programme of ‘free’ dance sessions, supported by ‘Calderdale Short Breaks’ will take place on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 9th May 
  • Wednesday 16th May
  • Wednesday 6th June 
  • Wednesday 20th June
  • Wednesday 4th July
  • Wednesday 18th July

All sessions will run from 4.00pm–4.45pm

To book a place, please contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flamingochicks
www.flamingochicks.co.uk

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fairandfunky Fair Trade Conference for Primary Schools

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On Friday 18 May at Halifax Minster will be the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Primary schools.

The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference brings together Primary Schools from across Calderdale to celebrate World Fair Trade Day. The conference will ignite enthusiasm and interest in both pupils and teachers to maintain awareness and understanding of Fairtrade and how it can be taught within busy classrooms.

Interactive workshops involving creative arts, drama, and real life stories, from fairandfunky, Fair Grounds, Fair Connections and Suma Wholefoods will take delegates on a Fairtrade Adventure around the world and discover how to take a break with Fairtrade!

The conference is supported by The Fairtrade Foundation and Eco-Schools, and will help schools progress on both the Fairtrade Schools Award and ‘Eco-Schools’ journey. During lunch delegates will be able to enjoy networking opportunity with sponsors and workshop providers and shop in the ethical marketplace. The event will close with certificate presentations from Holly Lynch MP.

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Tickets Selling Fast for Dr Simpo’s Print-making Masterclass

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New! For Teens!

Brush up your art skills!

Develop your artistic side in the inspiring new Imaginarium at Central Library & Archives on Saturday 28 April. (Two sessions, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm) This is your opportunity to learn with top artists and explore a variety of artistic mediums.

Interested in comic books and how illustrations were traditionally created? Learn fantastic new skills and get creative in this print making masterclass and meet the wackily amazing cartoonist and visual artist Doctor Simpo, you will produce some amazing keepsakes in this lino- cut, collograph and etching print workshop. Places limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Places limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be booked at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FFEKFD

Ages 12-18.

KITS Apprenticeship Open Evening – Thursday 19 April

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KITS will be holding an Apprenticeship Open Evening on Thursday 19 April, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Kirkdale House, Armytage Road, Brighouse
HD6 1QF.

Open Days are your opportunity to visit the Training Centre and meet with the Instructors. You will have you a tour of the facilities and explain how the Apprenticeship Programme works.

If you or somebody you know would like to attend the Open Day, please contact KITS on 01484 711462 or email info@kits-training.co.uk to reserve your place.

Remember – With an Apprenticeship you earn while you learn!

KITS was formed in 1991 following the merger between the Halifax and District Group Training Organisation and the Kirklees Training Association. The merger brought together two like-minded training organisations. At the outset, the aim of KITS was to jointly develop a Centre of Excellence for Engineering Training and associated skills in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas. This was enhanced during 1994 with the opening of a new centre at Brighouse. Over the years KITS has continued to grow and has achieved a reputation for High Quality Cost Effective training resulting in the need to further expand the training facilities in 1998. KITS is one of the largest and leading employer – led engineering Group Training Organisations in the UK.

In 2009/2010 the Skills Training Centre was totally refurbished with new state of the art machinery reflecting the standards and technology within local Manufacturing and Engineering Companies.

KITS has developed from an organisation that was purely seen as a recruiter of engineering craft apprentices and a means of maximising levy/grant returns to an organisation that is Employer Responsive, meeting company needs for both training and services in Human Resource development, Health and Safety, Quality and Standards in a wider range of industries.

Storytime Special – Eureka!

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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum welcomes author Anita Frost on Thursday 19 April for an interactive storytime session. Little ones will love to meet Green Bean & Mr Bear while listening to the wonderful stories from the Green Bean Collection by Anita Frost. Green Bean is a true delight to children and families from all walks of life.

Green Bean has become a household friend for many children. This interactive storytime session is perfect for children aged one to six years, each child will discover, learn and have fun together with the adventures of the Green Bean Collection.

Please, note storytime sessions will run through the day subject to the below time slot availability each session last around 45mins to 1 hour.

  • 10:30am                     (Book now)
  • 12:00pm                     (Book now)
  • 1.30pm                       (Book now)

Visiting children receive a balloon and an interactive fun pack.

Places are limited so please book a place at Eventbrite as above.

Northern PCD Day 2018

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Do you have Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) or look after someone with it? Would you like to meet other families living with PCD and learn more about the condition? If so, join the PCD Family Support Group on Saturday 28 April 2018, 10:00am-3:30pm at Eureka! Children’s Museum.

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare inherited condition that is caused by abnormal cilia. Cilia are microscopic hair-like structures that beat in the airway clearing mucus and debris.

In those with PCD, cilia are either static or do not beat in a coordinated fashion (dyskinetic) meaning the body is unable to clear secretions. This can affect the lungs, nose, sinuses, ears and fertility.

The aim of the day is to learn more about PCD and meet other families to share experiences. Attendees will get access to Eureka children’s museum and we will be running age appropriate educational sessions in the human body section of the museum.

Talks will also be given by physiotherapists and PCD experts.

A buffet will be provided for adults and a packed lunch for children attending the event, and plenty of tea and coffee will be available.

The event is FREE but please register at Eventbrite.

William Henry Smith School in Shine a Light Awards

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William Henry Smith School in Brighouse has been Highly Commended in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) School of the Year Award category in the Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing children’s communication.

The Shine a Light Awards is open to schools, teams, young people and individuals who champion innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development.

Good communication skills are essential for learning and making friends. Communication is important and has a significant impact on a child’s development. This understanding is the premise in which Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, decided to launch the annual Shine a Light Awards.

William Henry Smith School has been Ofsted Social Care Outstanding for 12 consecutive years, providing outstanding progress and outcomes for young people aged 7 – 19. They work with children and young people across a broad spectrum of social, emotional and mental health challenges. They use knowledge, experience and expertise to help them become the best they can be. They also meet additional needs that relate to Specific Learning Challenges and common diagnoses amongst boys include ADHD and Autism.

William Henry Smith School operates residentially four nights a week from the school in Brighouse,  although there are some extended day places. Bespoke learning pathways are offered in a specialist environment. They provide a 24 hour, integrated curriculum with specialist sensory and communication intervention, exceptional therapeutic services and family outreach.

Apprenticeship Open Day – Wednesday 4 April

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Find out more about our huge range of apprenticeships and traineeships on Wednesday 4 April, 4:00pm-7:00pm at City Training Services, 39/41 Chapel Street, Bradford BD1 5BY.

What’s on?
– Information, advice and guidance
– See our current vacancies and apply
– Talk to employers and apprentices

Parents and guardians welcome!

For more information visit www.citytraining.org.uk.