Young people learn with fun at 3rd Annual Public Services Day

20160608_112055Heather Stout, from the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, organised the 3rd Annual Public Services Day to be held in North Halifax this week.

Junior Wardens from Ash Green Community Primary School, Mount Pellon Primary Academy and Moorside Community Primary School attended the event on Wednesday 8 June held at Halifax Rugby Union Ground.

Services who attended to explain the jobs they do in the communities included:

  • West Yorkshire Police
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Calderdale Council Safer Cleaner Green Team
  • Calderdale Council Recycling Team
  • Calderdale Council ASB Team
  • Calderdale Council Community Wardens
  • Calderdale Council Countryside Team
  • Calderdale Council Environmental Health Team

20160608_122842The annual event is organised so that young people can learn about some of the important work that takes place on a daily basis in and around their communities.

All the services gave fantastic demonstrations of their jobs including West Yorkshire Police who also allowed the young people to try on a uniform and the Fire Service who demonstrated the use of a hose.

20160608_112055There were demonstrations from the Safer Cleaner Greener Team as well as talks from other services such as Calderdale Council Community Wardens and although the day is mainly to help get a serious message across to young people the event was fun filled and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Free potato growing kits for schools

The Grow Your Own Potatoes scheme is a hands-on classroom experience and with almost 2 million primary school children benefiting from this classroom experience that is linked to the UK curricular, children learn how potatoes grow and how they fit in to a healthy balanced diet.

All you have to do is register your school to receive a FREE potato growing kit, use the supporting lesson plans and worksheets and for a chance to win fabulous prizes for your school, enter the competition once you have harvested.

Click here if your school would like to register for your free potato growing kits or visit for further information.

Manic Mondays at Creations Children Centre

manic mondays cccSessions for parents and carers with children from newborn to 5 years old where learning is based around play.

Every Monday – 9.30am to 11.30am
Creations Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon, HX2 0QD.

If you would like more information on Manic Mondays contact Creations on 01422 434006

Say ‘YES!’ to Calderdale 6th!

Calderdale 6thAre you interested in widening choice for post-16 students? Then say ‘yes!’ to Calderdale 6th!

Calderdale 6th is a new, state-of-the-art post-16 centre due to open in 2016. Offering 1000 places and a huge range of course options, young people will benefit from an outstanding experience.

We are happy to visit local groups working with young people to explain more about Calderdale 6th, and the difference we will make to their future.

To ensure that this exciting development becomes a reality for all Calderdale young people, we need 13-16 year olds and their parents, to register their interest.

Further information and a form can be found by clicking here.

To arrange a visit from Calderdale 6th please email or call now on 01422 232042