Attention Skaters!

YMCA Poster_Summer HolidayEvery day during school holidays, the Halifax YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax, has Roller Skating sessions.

Why not check out their ‘What’s On’ page http://halifaxymca.org.uk/#works

Can’t skate, or want to skate better, then look no further than the YMCA Roller Skate Schools.

Our qualified coaches will have you skating in no time.

Only £5 per session including skate hire and age is no barrier either!

The Beechwood Big Picnic 2019 – a great big fun day for all the family

event header A4Pack your bucket and spade because the Beechwood Big Picnic is back!

Saturday 7 September, 12 noon –  4pm, Beechwood Park, Holmfield.

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups.

Traditional seaside attractions including a real beach, deckchairs and children’s entertainment. Bring your own picnic or choose from various food stalls.

  • Dog Show Competition and Family Fun Run.
  • Tug-of-War, Egg and Spoon, Knobbly Knees, Hook-a-duck.
  • Have-a-go Pilates, Mountain Biking, Football, Rugby skills, Tai-Chi, Petanque, Croquet.
  • Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party and DadsRUs in the Stocks!
  • Phoenix Shed woodwork displays, Bowling Club demo
  • Fire Engine and West Yorkshire Police.
  • Community stalls and entertainment from Threeways Gymnastics, the Magpie Movers, Phoenix Radio.

FREE entry.

Limited parking will be available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 0300 555 0266

Board not Bored at Mixenden Library

board-not-bored-e1562766082362.jpgDo you love playing board games?

Why not come along to the Mixenden Library Board Games Club!

We have lots of new, exciting and unusual games recommended for ages 8 -14 years.

It’s completely FREE!

Mixenden Library

  • Monday 22nd and 29th July
  • Monday 5th and 19th August

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

For more information, please contact Gillian Rice from Discover at Calderdale Libraries Service on 01422 392638

 

 

Aloha from Moorside – school fair this afternoon!

Friday 5 July 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School from 3.15pm (straight after school)

Featuring: DADS R US BBQ, Tombolas, Hook-a-duck, Face painting, Snacks, cakes and drinks

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Victoria Theatre

The Tiger Who Came To Tea will be showing at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

This is a musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show,The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour to the Victoria Theatre Halifax, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show at the Victoria Theatre; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).

Suitable for children aged 3+.

Watch the trailer at TigersTeaLive.com

Dates for the shows are;

Friday 19 July 2019, 1:30 pm
Saturday 20 July 2019, 11:00 am
Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm
Sunday 21 July 2019, 11:00 am
Sunday 21 July 2019, 2:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/book?show=32401 or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.

Friends for Life Session at Warley Town School

As part of National Safeguarding Week Project _Twelve:31  visited  Warley Town Primary School with partners from PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation )and West Yorkshire Police to deliver a session around child sexual exploitation (CSE) and online safety.

Headteacher Anne Stead said she was looking for something a bit different and the ‘Friend for Life’ session seemed like a fun and interactive way to bring together parents, children and teachers to talk about this challenging subject.

A Friend for Life is someone you trust like a parent or teacher and discussions took place between the children and adults around who is a safe or unsafe person and the dangers of revealing too much information on social media.

CSE perpetrators can come from all backgrounds and ages or genders, even older young people, and children can be sexually exploited by an individual or by a group of people connected through formal networks or more informal friendship groups and families.

Children may find it hard to judge strangers they meet in person, and it’s even harder when children use social media as people may not be who they say they are.  Parents should try to keep up-to-date with the apps their kids are using and what it is that these apps do and they should monitor Internet usage to ensure their interactions are only with real-life friends.

Bullying doesn’t just happen in the playground. Cyberbullying involves digital technology like mobile phones and computers and it can be more difficult to stop than physical bullying because it’s hidden. Social media can be a hub for cyberbullying and questionable activities. Without meaning to, kids can share more online than they should and families talked together about the dangers of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online by not sharing locations, and being careful about what they do post online as usually it can’t be taken back once it’s posted.

Maggie said “ I found that the  interactive approach was great for the children to understand and the content was pitched correctly for the young audience which quickly got the children on board with the very good informative session “

Shaun said “ The subject matter was difficult to deliver to such a young audience, however it was done well and I would encourage others to attend similar sessions with their children“

For more information about the session, please contact karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

For support around CSE or online safety, please visit https://paceuk.info/for-parents/

Positive Partnership Work Between Groups

On the morning of Tuesday 18 June 2019 the Warley Road Junior School Wardens teamed up with the Friends of West View Park and the CMBC Community Wardens to carry out a litter pick of West View Park and surrounding streets.

Thanks to some decent weather 8 large bags of rubbish was collected so a big well done to all involved.

Community wardens have regular sessions with the Junior Wardens from Warley Road Junior school. From such sessions the children will get an understanding of the importance of keeping our parks clean and tidy for everyone in the community to enjoy. It is hoped that the children will then pass this message onto their friends and family.

The community wardens are planning further fun and educational projects with the children.