Young People

Christopher Nibble (and how to save dandelions) at Square Chapel

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On Sunday 29 October at 2:30pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre hear the story of Christopher Nibble. For ages 2+ and written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre, the company who brought you Ruby Flew Too! and Isabel’s Well, proudly present the charming Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion daring-do!

The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town.

Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left – but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day?

Written especially for children aged 2-7 (and their big people too) and told with Topsy Turvy Theatre’s own blend of energetic storytelling, handmade puppets, original music and stunning scenery, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!

Tickets: £8  available by going to the Square Chapel website and following the link for book now.

For more information call 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.ukwhats-on

Greetland Academy Open Day

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Greetland Academy on Saddleworth Road HX4 8LZ are holding an open day on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Open Day Sessions are from 10am to  6pm and can be booked with the school by calling 01422 372893.

Supporting Early Years and Key Stages 1 & 2, Greetland Academy was one of the first wave of primary schools in the country to become an Academy.

Forgotten Forest Under 8’s Halloween Special

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On Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be having a special under 8’s Halloween session. Lots of Halloween fun with apple bobbing, broom making, worm soup eating.
Feel free to dress up. Starting off with a welcome around the log circle, a site safety chat and information about all the fun things to do. You are then free to explore. Play in the swings or hammocks, bug hunt, climb trees, build with natural materials, play in the mud kitchen or in some of the pallet designs( boat, reading nook, wood tipi, train) or go in the tipi and read a story, place with sensory toys, puppets or musical instruments.
There will be a theme to each session with a story and a natural but optional activity.
There is a break half way through for hot chocolate around the fire. Tea, coffee, juice and water are always available and they are free. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We finish off with a recap songs and goodbyes.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Buggy Walks at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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On the first Friday of each month meet at 9:15am to join a buggy walk from Wellholme Children’s Centre. Meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and chat about all and sundry. The next walk is on 6 October 2017 but if you can’t make that there are walks on 3 November and 1 December. 

 

For further information call 01484 714768

Owl Babies Yoga at Forgotten Forest

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On Sunday 22 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be doing gentle yoga poses based around the book owl babies with a special guest visitor Rachel from Senses and Touch. Suitable for toddlers and preschool ages but other ages are welcome.

There will be all the usual Forgotten Forest fun available such as stories, craft, den making, bug hunting, digging, the mud kitchen, sensory play and music in the tipi, dinosaurs small world, fairies and knights small world, tree climbing, the tree swing as well as free refreshments -Hot chocolate around the log circle.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Sure Start Children’s Centres Increased Presence on Social Media

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To keep people updated with what they are doing more in real time, Sure Start Children’s Centres are pleased to announce that as well as the general Facebook page they have now set up Facebook pages for each of the individual Children’s Centres and will use these to promote the services on offer as well as showing you what’s been going on in daycare, they will go live with posts on Monday 2 October 2017. 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

 

 

Unique Ways – Conference and Care Survey

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Unique Ways, the charity which supports families with disabled children aged 18-25 is seeking the views of those families in a Carers Needs Assessment at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FVCCNA2017

They also want to alert you to the forthcoming Early Years SEND Conference at Savile Park School on Saturday 14 October from 9:15am to 3:30pm which will focus on the practical ideas to enhance the learning and development of children with SEND.

The charge will be £20 for parents, £25 for Calderdale professionals and practitioners and £50 for others.

Thriving not just surviving: Young Men and Mental Health

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Comic Relief is seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at the heart of their work. They are especially interested in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works.

Mental health problems affect approximately 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and self-harm, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Young men in the UK face specific challenges. Suicide rates continue to be high amongst men under 35 and we know that many services are struggling to identify and engage effectively with young men in order for them to access the support they need.

There is a persistent gap between the attitudes of men and women, with men consistently showing less positive attitudes about mental health and a reluctance to speak out and seek help. Stigma and gender stereotypes remain key barriers to young men seeking support. Those that do are often discouraged by formal or clinical-environments, and may be put off by traditional ‘talking therapy’ approaches. There is a need to invest in more services that take a ‘male positive’ approach to ensure the needs of young men are met.

There will be approximately 20 grants of around £100,000-£150,000 available across the UK.

Comic Relief encourage applicants to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs, interests and priorities are met as well as challenging the barriers they face in accessing mental health provision.

The deadline for applications is 13 October 2017

Click here for more information.

Fun Swim Sessions at Brighouse Pool for Disabled Children

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Does your child or young person like to play in the water? Sports Services are delivering ‘fun swim’ sessions for disabled children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Sessions will help to promote positive experiences for children, gaining confidence in the water, developing friendships and encouraging social activities.

Water confidence can be gained by enjoying various activities i.e., playing with balls, floats, sinkers. All aids will be provided
(to include woggles, swimfins and arm discs).

The ‘free’ Fun swim sessions will take place on the following dates at Brighouse Pool, Woodvale Road (HD6 4AX)

Sunday 15 October 3-4pm

Sunday 26 November 3-4pm

If you are interested please contact Debbie Greenwood who will ask you a few questions about health and ability to check whether further support is required for your child to attend the session.

Email: debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk
Phone: 01422 341527

16-25 and Looking for Work. Get Into the NHS

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The Prince’s Trust, NHS and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are running a 4 week course on getting into Business Administration or Clinical Support for 16-25 year olds not in education, employment or training. The training is Monday 6 November – Friday 1 December in Leeds but there is a taster session on Tuesday 10 October also in Leeds.

Boost your confidence and employability skills whilst on work experience and at the end of the programme, you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors for up to 6 months to help you uncover your next steps.

  • Boost employability skills
  • Doesn’t affect your benefits and travel will be covered
  • Opportunities to work in the NHS!
  • Potential to gain training in various Healthcare skills
  • Improve your interview skills and CV

To register your interest and for more information, contact Hannah Beswick on 07436 582316, Email hannah.beswick@princes-trust.org.uk or Text ‘[Your Name]’ and ‘NHS’ to 07436 582316.

You can also visit www.princes-trust.org.uk and complete a short online enquiry form.