The Friday Flyer is going on holiday! 🌞

It’s that time of year again when we are having a bit of a break. The blog and Friday Flyer will not be updating between Monday 22nd August until Friday 2nd September.

You will receive brief circulars on Friday 26th of August and Friday 2nd of September.

Everything will be business as usual from Monday the 5th of September.

We still want to receive your news and updates. We just need to let you know that during these two weeks we may not be able to respond and post your items.

In the meantime, we wish you a pleasant summer and hope to see you again come September!

Children’s Meditation Course at The Outback Community Garden August 14th

Children’s Meditation Course at The Outback Community Garden on Sunday 14th August

A one-day course in Anapana Meditation for 8 – 15 year olds is coming up at The Outback Community Garden during the summer holidays.

Meditation can help improve focus and concentration, help with making good decisions, manage stress and emotions and provide a tool for life to help live more happily and peacefully. As well as learning to meditate, there will be fun and creative nature-based activities and games in the lovely environment of the Outback garden and education space.

The Outback Community Kitchen and Garden is situated behind the Jubilee Children’s Centre at Lightowler Rd, Halifax HX1 5NB.

The course will run from 9.30am – 4pm.  

Booking is essential and to register a child for the course, you can apply on the UK course schedule under ‘Children and Teenagers’ courses: Vipassana Meditation Course (dhamma.org)

There is no fee for the sessions but donations are welcome.

For any enquiries, please contact: kate.edwards@dhamma.org

                   

Let’s Grow! Free Family events schedule

Let’s Grow comes to Calderdale for a week of hands on outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around us!

Start the summer holidays with our free, family friendly fun sessions! Each session is hands on with something for the whole family to enjoy.

Children and babies are welcome!

Sowerby Bridge – 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

 

Whitehill Summer holiday Bikeability courses – Active Calderdale

 

There are several opportunities for children to learn to ride a bike over the summer holidays with Active Calderdale.

Places are strictly limited so please book your place in advance.Learn to Ride courses: One day course starting on balance bikes and moving onto pedal bikes through a series of games and exercises. Suitable for children age 5-9yr. Bikes and helmets supplied. Pupils will need a pack lunch and outdoor clothing for the day. There are a maximum of 12 child places per course. £11.37 per course, – booking via Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-ride-school-holiday-course-tickets-178687518177Bikeability 1: One day course suitable for pupils that can ride a pedal bike and want to develop skills through a series of games and exercises. Suitable for children age 5-9yr. Bikes and helmets supplied. Pupils will need a pack lunch and outdoor clothing for the day. There are a maximum of 12 child places per course. £11.37 per course, – booking via Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bikeability-level-1-course-tickets-274248303057Bikeability 1&2: Two day course suitable for pupils that have confident bike skills and looking at the skills needed with an introduction to the road, suitable for 9-12yrs. Bikes and helmets supplied. Pupils will need a pack lunch and outdoor clothing for the day. There are a maximum of 12 child places per course. £11.37 per course, – booking via Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bikeability-level-1-2-course-tickets-332651679127for more details please see https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/cycling/calderdale-bikeability-cycle-training-courses

Healthy Holidays Summer 2022 Live from Friday 24th June

The Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme is back for the Summer! Free places are available at Summer holiday clubs across the Borough for children aged 5-16 eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

Bookings go LIVE on Friday 24th June Here:

Healthy Holidays Calderdale Summer 2022

More information on the Healthy Holidays Summer scheme (PDF)

Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.

Activities:

  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • Cricket Activity Camp – Illingworth
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays

Grants to deliver Healthy Holiday Activities for schoolchildren by June 29th

Calderdale community organisations, schools and childcare providers are invited to apply for a share of the £926,000 Healthy Holidays grant to offer fun and creative activity programmes over the summer holidays, in partnership with Calderdale Council.

Deadline for applications 29th June. 

Activities should take place during the period Mon 9th August to Fri 3rd September 2021

 

More information on the Calderdale.gov.uk news section