Young People

Greetland Goldstars Ability Counts U12s Are Looking For Volunteer Coaches

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Image result for greetland goldstarsVolunteer Coaches are required to help with training and tournaments – children with autism, additional needs.

Training at 3Gi, Shaw Lane, Halifax HX3 9ET on Saturdays 11am-12pm.

You don’t have to commit to every Saturday. The club will help with support and training and cover the cost of FA Level 1 Coaching qualification.

You need to be 16 years and over.

For anyone personally it does look good on CVs and personal statements for University, but more importantly you will be contributing to developing the talents of a fantastic team of brilliant kids who always give 100%.

Please contact if interested.

FaxFest – Promoting the Safety of Children and Young People in Calderdale

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On Thursday 1 November 2018, 10:30am–2:30pm Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board is holding a Community Engagement Event at Orange Box, Halifax.

The event is being organised by the Young Advisors in conjunction with representatives from the statutory partners, schools and the voluntary sector and is aimed at children and young people aged 9-17.

This consultation event will provide opportunities for participants to shape the development of the new Calderdale Safeguarding Partnership, to say what is important to them in relation to promoting the safety and well-being of children and young people in Calderdale and therefore to influence its future work.

The event will be in form of an indoor festival. Entry will be by ticket only in exchange for a wrist band that will allow access to all aspects of the event, involving music, performers, information stalls, games, and freebies etc. It will also include FREE refreshments.

The event is open to any children/youth groups in Calderdale including, uniformed and faith groups, out of school clubs, youth groups etc. The event is also open to Parents/Carers Practitioners and Managers from all agencies including statutory partners, voluntary and community sector and schools. This event aims to be as inclusive as possible. The building is fully accessible.

For more information and to request tickets (one per person), please contact or 07976 169514.

YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Roller Skater Party

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The Halifax YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Roller Skate Party is back, and since it’s so popular they are doing two parties this year. One on Friday 26th October, 6:00pm-8:00pm and one on Saturday 27 October, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The price is the same £5 entry for one of the two nights. Price includes: Pizza or Hotdog, A spooky bun and a drink.

Fancy dress is optional, but there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Tickets can be bought from the YMCA office 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm or at any family skate session.

Enrol in Ghoul School this Halloween!

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Do your kids have what it takes to be our star pupils this Halloween? We’re inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet some peculiar professors to find out. Open daily from 20 October right through to 4 November.

Early opening! The museum will be opening at 9:30am on weekdays over half term, so get there early to avoid the longer queues.

Find out more about Ghoul School on the Eureka! website!

Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Once again, Kershaw’s Garden Centre is holding some fun and interesting events over the half term.

Drop in anytime 10:00am-12:00pm to see;

  • Monday 29 October – Monsters & Witches
  • Tuesday 30 October –  cats, bats & spider’s webs
  • Wednesday 31 October – Halloween crafts
  • Thursday 1 November – Farmyard animals
  • Friday 2 November – Rockets & Shooting Stars

There will be a small charge for materials.

Halloween Makeovers will be made on Wednesday 31 October, 10:00am-4;45pm when you can be transformed into a Halloween character of your choice. Fancy dress not included.

Look forward to Santa’s Arrival on Saturday 17 November, 11:00am as part of the Family Fun Day taking place 10:30am–3:30pm

Online Booking Now Open for Santa’s Grotto

Please phone for further details:  Kershaw’s Garden Centre,  Halifax Road, Brighouse Tel: 01484 713435

Cyber Contest for Schools and More in Crime Prevention Newsletter

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In the first Crime Prevention Newsletter from West Yorkshire Police they have announced a competition for schoolchildren regarding cybercrime.

The competition is open to all pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 across West Yorkshire.

Pupils are required to work as a team to produce some online safety advice using whatever media or means they choose. This could be a website, app, leaflet, rap, song, dance, spoken message, or a combination of these!

Finalists will be invited to West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre, Wakefield for a prestigious and exciting final on Thursday February 14 2019, where teams will present their project to the panel.

First prize winners will receive a trophy, certificates and a tour of West Yorkshire Police’s Specialist Operations site.


Entry is simple and details have been sent to Head Teachers across West Yorkshire. The deadline for submissions is Friday 7 December 2018.

For more information please visit the website:

The full newsletter can be downloaded here with articles on burglary, modern slavery and bogus callers.

Christmas Wreath Making at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 4AF is holding two events at the Children’s Centre giving you the chance to make your own Christmas Wreaths.

A  family learning activity creating your Christmas Wreath using natural materials for use on your door or as a table decoration.   Children can have a great time getting creative and getting excited about the festive  season.

The first event is Monday 26 November, 10:30am-1:00pm.

The second is on Friday 30 November, 12:15pm-2:45pm.

Bookings are open now so please book your place online on the website or by calling 01422 266197. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Sure Start Children’s Centres Autumn Newsletter

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the Autumn Newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place September – December 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Dad’s Event with Elland Children’s Centre

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All dads, male carers and their children (3-10 years) are invited to join Elland Children’s Centre at C I Adventures, The Boiler House, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax HX3 9EZ on Saturday 29 September, 12:45pm-3:00pm for a FREE fun activity afternoon.

Activities include low ropes, bouldering, archery and indoor caving.

Booking is essential so please book your places by calling 01422 266197.

Time Out Sports Club at North Bridge Leisure Centre – Find Your Thing

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Try something new and socialise with friends aged 11-16 on Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre with Time Out Calderdale for a quid- loads of fun.

Time Out sessions are just £1 per session to play 5-a-side, table tennis or badminton.

Kick about sessions, its up to you to decide! The courts will be hired for 5-a-side, but there will also be volunteers on hand who can run warm ups and teach skills.

For more information either message from the Time Out Facebook page or drop Annie an email for more information at annie@healthymindscalderdale or call 01422 345154.

Or just simply show up on the day! Anyone aged 11-16 is welcome.