Brand New Girl’s Group Launches with Pizza and Hot Chocolate

young-people-with-mp-holly-lynchThursday 12 January saw the successful launch of the brand new Project_Twelve:31 Girls Group at Forest Cottage in Ovenden. 20 girls and a variety of partners of the project braved the cold to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of pizza whilst talking together about some of the activities that will be on offer.

partnersOver the coming 50 weeks these ‘girls only’ sessions will include educational and confidence building activities will address issues relating to anger management, relationships, legal rights, responsibilities, risks associated with drugs and alcohol and healthy living and diet.

Sessions will be structured in a way to allow the young women to have fun and let off steam in a positive way including  physical and sporting activities that build confidence, strength and fitness.

Danielle, a parent whose daughter signed up to on the night, said

“What a fantastic variety of activities – I’m really looking forward to my girls starting the programme. I wish I could join Girl’s Group!”

Karen Scanlon, Ovenden Initiative, said

“I think there are so many pressures on young people these days, especially girls who are expected to do well at school, manage friendships on social media whilst at the same time being bombarded with unrealistic images of females in the media. This bespoke Project_Twelve:31 programme aims to build positively on a the girl’s personality and existing strengths, and to support her to flourish as a strong and confident individual”

If you missed the launch, it’s not too late to join us…. The first session is on Thursday 19 January from 6pm to 9pm at Forest Cottage, Ovenden and is open to any girl aged 12+.

For more information about the programme please call Karen on 07434 702896 or email Karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

Activities for young people until March 2017

Calderdale Young People’s Service delivers youth work for young people aged 13+ across the Borough of Calderdale, through youth clubs, detached and mobile provision, one to one support, activities and discussion.

The following sessions will run weekly until March 2017

youth-service-timetable

Youth work helps young people to develop, supporting them in their personal, social and educational development.

To find more events and activities for young people to get involved in, visit yoyo.calderdale.gov.uk.

Young people make sweet treats at the Big Bake Off

BakingA mixture of young people have been getting involved with the Great Bake Off as part of the on going Summer MixMatch 2016 with Project_Twelve:31.

The group have so far enjoyed making chocolate cornflake cakes and other sweet treats on Tuesday evenings under the guidance of PC Kim McCloskey, PC Karen Robinson of West Yorkshire Police and Karen Scanlon from Ovenden Initiative.

Fancy yourself as the next Mary Berry? Then come along and get involved at the next big bake off on Tuesday 16 August at Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, HX2 8AD

There’s much more going on with Summer Mixmatch for you to get involved in… Some will make you think, some will make you sweat and others might just challenge you to try something new.

Take a look whats on in our Mixmatch Summer Programme

Kim

 

Spruce up your CV with Real Life Futures for young people

Real Life FuturesReal Life Futures Courses take place on Thursday’s throughout the summer holiday as part of Summer MixMatch 2016 with Project_Twelve:31 and the best part is that it’s FREE.

The first week saw young men take part in a session around the danger’s of fire which included hard hitting footage of the tragic event that took place at Bradford City Fc’s, Valley Parade stadium resulting in the loss of 56 lives on 11th May 1985.

Over the duration of the course attendees will gain qualifications such as First Aid, Fire Marshalling, Manual Handling, Risk Assessing and more.

It’s not too late to get involved and spruce up your CV for potential future employers!

Come along on Thursday 4 August from 4pm at Forest Cottage Community Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 9AD.

Click here for other activities taking place with Summer MixMatch including Prison Me? No Way!, Great Bake Off, Football with Ovenden Phoenix and much more to keep you busy and your summer filled with fun.

Youth Clubs, Trips and More until March 2017

Calderdale Young People’s Service delivers youth work for young people aged 13+ across the Borough of Calderdale, through youth clubs, detached and mobile provision, one to one support, activities and discussion.

The following sessions will run weekly until March 2017

YPS Youth Sessions Table

All sessions above are running through out summer with the exception of the Saturday session.

In addition a variety of day activities and trips will also be taking place including, ice skating, go carting, swimming, canoeing & overnight residential – to attend these activities & trips please attend the above open access provision.

To find more events and activities for young people to get involved in, visit yoyo.calderdale.gov.uk.

Health activities with CREW in Ovenden and Illingworth

CREW is a local registered charity which aims to keep Calderdale fit and healthy. Get involved in a number of Health Walks taking place throughout February.

  • From Keighley Road Surgery – 8 and 22 February at 1pm
  • From Beechwood Medical Centre – 1, 15 and 29 February at 1pm

You can also get involved in exercise classes at Forest Cottage Community Centre
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9.45am.

Further information can be found online at www.crewheartsupport.co.uk

Sequence dance group at Forest Cottage

Newcomers welcome to join a modern and sequence dance group for just £2 per session.

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1.45pm to 4pm
At Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Just turn up or call Frank Foulds on 01422 346488 for further information.