Calderdale Women’s Inter-faith Group – upcoming events!

Here is the latest information regarding events planned from February to June 2015 with the Calderdale Women’s Inter-faith Group.

Wednesday 11 February 2015  10am to 12noon – St Paul’s Church of England
The topic of the session will be Self Defence Techniques for Women and how to keep safe and will be run by a lady with qualifications and good experience in running this kind of training. It is for all ages and you and your friends are more than welcome.

Tuesday 10 March 2015 – 1pm to 3pm – Halifax High School
we have been kindly invited to a showcase of a project called “The Land beneath My Feet” – this is a health & well being project that the ladies of Integrated Calderdale have been involved in, with an organisation called Ver De Gris. Come along if you can – this is for everyone – men and women.

Tuesday 17 March 2015 – 10am to 12noon – St Andrew’s Methodist Church
We will be joined by 2 women from Bradford who will run a workshop called Weaving Women’s Wisdom. No skills in weaving needed! It will be a real opportunity to work in a small group, creating and talking.

April 2015
We hope to have another in our series of talks about major world faiths practised by some people in Calderdale – this time it is Hinduism – but we haven’t finalised the date just yet.

Tuesday 12 May 2015 – Morning
Marion Pollitt is going to lead us on a walk – no mountains involved – this will be a walk most of us can easily take part in. More details will be available closer to the time.

Monday 8th June 2015 – Morning
Julia Slater is going to do a demonstration of hand massage before you get the chance to practise this skill. Julia is trained and experienced in a whole range of complementary therapies – this will certainly be an interesting and relaxing morning. Further details including venue will be announced closer to the time.

Please note that unless stated otherwise, these events are for Women only.

British Sign Language Course at Halifax High

The Specialist Inclusion Service is offering the following course:

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE LEVEL ONE (This is a Signature accredited qualification)
Start date: 8 September 2014, Time: 4pm – 5.45pm
Venue: Halifax High School , Cost: £300 (Term time only)
For more information contact: E-mail: or Telephone: 01422 394136

Star Boxing Satellite Club at Halifax High School

Try boxing at Star Boxing Satellite Club, Tuesdays, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Halifax High School.

Cost: £3 per session

Open to all aged 11-25 years.

If you would like more information please email the club: or

Halifax High School, Gibbet St, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 0BA

Park & Warley Our Communities Award: Young Person of the Year – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Contribution to Culture award sponsored by Orangebox Young People’s Centre

WINNER: Moez Saeed

Moez Saeed is a year 8 student at Halifax High, an outstanding young man and a fantastic role model for many in his community.

His teachers say,

“Since Moez started here two years ago, he has embraced life at Halifax High. He involves himself in lessons as much as possible and is achieving above the grades set for him. He is a motivational force for other students.”

Moez excels at sport and is involved in many different sports clubs. He recently joined a local wheelchair basketball club and discovered a real talent in the game; being spotted by local club coaches as having the potential to represent Yorkshire.

He also mentors a younger student at Halifax High. Moez visits the pupil in his free time, giving support and sharing his experience of living with a disability.

Moex suffered meningitis as a very young child resulting in him having his legs and fingers amputated.

“I am proud to know Moez. I watch him inspiring others around him, students and staff, with his determination to succeed.”

Our Communities Awards – Join us for the big reveal!

Neighbouring Calderdale wards of Park and Warley share a boundary, a high school and this year a glittering star-studded awards event!

Friday 9 May 2014 will be the very first Our Communities awards event, recognising and celebrating the individuals and groups whose sterling work both strengthens and improves our communities and the lives of the people who live in them.

Keep watching the N&E Blog as we’ll be announcing the winners of the 10 categories, live from Halifax High School on Friday night!

Follow us on Twitter @hxnorthandeast #ocawards2014

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Our Communities 2014: Celebrating the stars of Park and Warley wards

Neighbouring wards of Park and Warley share a boundary, a high school and in 2014 a glittering star-studded awards event.


Community groups and ward councillors across the two areas have joined together to recognise and celebrate the individuals and groups whose sterling work both strengthens and improves our communities and the lives of the people who live in them.

The Our Communities awards are all about celebrating the talent, hard work and community spirit that goes on in our neighbourhoods of Park and Warley wards.

Nominate the unsung heroes and true champions of where you live and work and give them the recognition they deserve.

Click here to find out how…

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