North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 16 October 2020 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • School Holiday Food Support Grant apply by October 16
  • Local restrictions in Calderdale to tackle Coronavirus
  • Dean Field Primary celebrates Black History Month
  • National Hate Crime Awareness Week 10 – 17 October 2020 – Let’s end Hate Crime!

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Dean Field Primary celebrates Black History Month

In honour of Black History Month, the students of Dean Field Primary from Nursery to Year 6 have been learning about one important person of the Black community as part of the History curriculum.

 

 

 

As part of this the students got involved with a range of activities including a Diversity dance from Nursery to a boxing focus on Muhammad Ali and tennis skills based on Venus Williams.

Some activities linked more specifically to cross-curricular sessions such as poetry and writing. Each person they learned about was added to the classroom historical timeline.

 

 

 

Students and teachers really enjoyed their projects and will embed this each year into the History curriculum.

 

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 09 October 2020 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2020
  • Access Calderdale Industrial Museum on social media
  • Help to make Calderdale a greener, healthier and more attractive place to live and work
  • Calderdale named High Risk Area for Covid-19

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Phoenix Shed on BBC Leeds on Move the Calderdale Way October 5th

On Monday October 5th Chris Freeman of The Phoenix Shed will be talking live to Gayle Lofthouse of BBC Leeds about Move the Calderdale Way.

You can hear how the members of the Shed were involved with the challenge and about the lasting effect of the challenge.

If any of you who took part have any inspirational stories, contact Chris and he will try to share them during the broadcast.

You can contact Chris on:
Telephone: 07930207537
email: chris.freeman@hotmail.co.uk

The live chat will be on BBC Radio Leeds 92.4FM on October 5th  at 1.15pm

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 02 October 2020 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • Morrisons Supermarket in Illingworth offers Doorstep Deliveries
  • Are you ready for Stoptober 2020?
  • Have your say on the future of Centre at Threeways
  • Reimagining Communities in Ovenden

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Move The Calderdale Way and the Phoenix Shed

When this project was announced by the Active Calderdale Team, (ACT) the trustees at The Phoenix Shed were quick to get on board and engage their members.  Organiser, Chris Freeman, eventually engaged enough members and their partners to make up the 25 people required. Shed members and their partners have done us proud.

The ACT had done a great job with the paperwork and we were soon registered and raring to go.  But, how to move more?  Well it didn’t matter really, as loads of things count as doing more: like gardening, decorating, even housework, so what next?  Well, walking was the mainstay of our members, and they have walked, and walked, and walked.  Believe me, they have walked loads.  One member told me, ‘I needed to do more, but not how and I didn’t have the incentive, but this challenge has been the very thing that nudged me into getting out and moving more’

The Excel spreadsheet log sheet was very simple and a quick duplicate with ‘projected’ miles was a good guide for me, as to where we could be at the end of the challenge.  However, the first estimate of 500 miles was quickly replaced with 1000 miles.  Then, at the end of week three, that estimate went up to 1500 miles.  And now, at the end of the project, where are we?  Well, chasing members for their final figures, that’s where, but I’m confident that our Phoenix Shed members have done us proud.

Every person taking part has increased their moving and that’s what it’s all about.  Boris Johnson, via Sport England, set a challenge that Calderdale Council picked up and ran with, via the ACT; to get us all moving more and by jove it seems to have worked.  Fitness is habitual, so hopefully our group will also keep moving.

There’s a spin-off too.  We’re all older guys at The Phoenix Shed, but question: When did you last go walking hand in hand with your partner?  This challenge has meant that quite a few of our Shedders have gone out walking hand in hand with their partners, maybe for the first time in years.  Seeing this lovely countryside, talking about what they see and generally enjoying being out in our glorious county.  Is this what Boris saw?  Maybe, but probably not, but we see it and that’s a fact!  The Phoenix Shed guys and their partners, have done us proud and I thought 500 miles would be a good target, but what was I to know of the resolve of the guys, and their partners, of The Phoenix Shed? 

Now a quick question:  Where is Emily Stone?

Here’s a photo of me quite close to Emily Stone.  Kate wrote the poem carved into the stone, but below is my own poem.  And we would never have gone on that walk, and many others too, if it wasn’t for the Move The Calderdale Way Challenge.  (Okay, I know the photo is on a sunny day, but hey!  Poetry is all about imagination – isn’t it?)

This Place Called Home  

We trudged through mist and wind and rain
A lazy wind that refuses to go around us, but strives to go right through and drain our strength.
A wuthering wind that she had at her heart in this place that we call home.
We’re looking for Emily Stone, but it hides from view and Kate’s work lies hidden, as there is no clue, so seek her out and here, look not to the ground beneath your feet, but at the living rocks, although they are a treat, this rock hides nothing, not even clergy frock.
We find and read the poem, but lashed by wind and rain, we’re off home.
Although the rain beats hard upon our backs and the wind whistles in our ears and bends new saplings low, we gleefully walk the muddy pack horse track Back Lane, to where the car is parked and, cheerful in our heart at seeing what we sought, the rain seems kinder now and with our walk now short with tea rooms to our right not serving tea right now, but long ago they might have been the saving grace of travellers on the very trail we walked and found, eventually, the Emily Stone on Wuthering Height.  

Chris Freeman – September 2020   Ps.  Back Lane is an ancient pack horse trail from Ogden’s Causeway Foot to Thornton Moor and Long Causeway.  Emily Stone is about 1/3rd way from Causeway Foot.  At Emily Stone, a footpath also goes over Ogden Kirk via the top of the resideum lodge, to The Withens via the moor top footpath.  Wear muddy boots if going.      

Chris Freeman – Phoenix Shed Trustee – September 2020

Ovenden Ways – Walk alongside the region’s rich history!

Phoenix radio was successful in receiving a grant from Go Higher through the Leeds Community Foundation. The idea is to create an inter-generational project based on strengthening families and the community.

We have developed a series of walks and accompanying information sheets about Ovenden role models from musicians such as Champion Jack Dupree, a New Orleans Bluesman who lived at Ovenden Way, Sir George Dyson, the son of an Ovenden Blacksmith who won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music and Jack Scroby who played for Ovenden Amateur Rugby League club before signing professionally for Halifax Rugby League and representing Yorkshire. Percy Shaw, who invented ‘cats eyes’ was born in Lee Mount!

The worksheets can be modified to suit the skill sets of young people as well as adult learners. The material is also to help families do a project together and to encourage young people aged 13 to 18 to get back into education.

Much of the information we gather will eventually be available via a new PREP (Phoenix Radio Education Platform) website but for now, if you are interested in learning more about the project, going on a walk or being sent copies of the walks and histories to use for yourself please contact Howard Priestley on 07810 864752 or email sales@phoenixfm.co.uk