Invictus Children’s Mental Health Week projects

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Invictus, West Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Mental Health Charity have planned the following for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.
Phoenix Radio – daily recordings from young people talking about what enables them to grow and how they support others grow
Trinity Academy, Project Challenge, Calderdale College- ALSO National geographic editor Tim Herbert volunteered for Invictus and he will be interviewed by young people.
Orange Box – Project Challenge are creating a display to promote Mental Health Week which will be on social media.

Moving Forward with Project_Twelve:31 at Trinity Academy

Project_Twelve:31 had a session on building confidence and self-esteem at Trinity Academy looking at how others perceive and judge us.

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The group were kind enough to help at the heartfelt very emotional & funny ‘Last Memory’ play by Alan Stockdill at Moorside Community Primary School, raising awareness for dementia.

On 14 May the group had a talk concerning Pushing Back Our Rights with Ward Officer Chris Newton and PCSO Shepard West Yorkshire Police.

They also have had a brilliant night of old fashioned fun & games earlier in May and they would like to thank Busoasis  for coming to talk. Project_Twelve :31 have been lucky enough to be involved in some of the amazing work of Hope for Justice charity fighting against modern slavery. On 14 May they had an amazing session exploring the Freedom Project with Project Hope.

Back in April they even got to rock at the Trinity Academy!

Winter Cricket Nets for Juniors and Seniors

Illingworth Cricket Club logoWinter Cricket Nets for juniors and seniors running every Tuesday evening from Tuesday 7 February until Tuesday 11 April at Trinity Academy Sports Hall.

  • Junior sessions 6pm – 7.30pm – just £1 per session with qualified coaching.
  • Senior sessions 7.30pm – 9pm – just £3 per session

All players very welcome and the club has teams available for all ages and abilities for the 2017 season.

Contact Andrew on 07979 645379 or email for more information or just turn up on the night.

6th Form Open Evening at Trinity Academy

Students who are currently in Year 11 and their parents are warmly invited to attend Trinity Academy’s 6th Form Open Evening for an opportunity to find out about post-16 provision, entry requirements and the courses on offer.

Wednesday 16 November – Doors open 5.30pm
At Trinity Academy, Shay Lane, Holmfield, Halifax, HX2 9TZ

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Fire Service hit for 6 as Phoenix rises

Ovenden Phoenix and West Yorkshire Fire Service went head to head at Trinity Academy in their 3rd annual football match on Saturday 16 July.

Both teams

It looked set to be a case of Deja Vu as Ovenden Phoenix found themselves 4 – 1 down within the first 20 minutes before some changes were made.

Dan, Morgan, VinnyWith a strengthened back line, some great goalkeeping from Trav Allinson and more creativity added in the middle of the park it wasn’t long before Phoenix gained a foothold in what became a closely contested match.

There were some impressive debut’s made by new signings Vinny Finelli, Riley Farrar, Jordan Comer and Morgan Scott who’s football talents were noticed at Project_Twelve:31.

Dan Marham, player of 2 years and former captain said:

“It’s great to play a part in such an event and to know we still have the support of the West Yorkshire Fire Service and other services is brilliant.

We have some young lads coming through who really did themselves proud and the team seems to have that togetherness that we somewhat lacked in the past.

With Branny (Brandon Wilkinson) taking over as captain and Paddy Cooling taking on management for the new season I’m sure I’m not the only one with a higher level of optimism moving forward.”

Rayner and DomGoals from Brandon Wilkinson(3), Tommy Wade(1) and Ash Scully(2) were enough to see a comeback and a 6 – 4 win for Phoenix who lifted the trophy for a second time.

Karen Scanlon chair of Ovenden Phoenix said:

“It’s always good fun to play West Yorkshire Fire service as it marks the beginning of the season within the Halifax Sunday League and gives the team the opportunity to prepare for the coming 2016/17 season plus the added bonus of reclaiming the trophy!”

Adam Rayner was awarded man of the match for Ovenden Phoenix whilst Dom Furby was awarded Man of the match for West Yorkshire Fire Service.

Post Match Celebrations

Trinity Academy students get involved with Beechwood clean up

Students and teachers from Trinity Academy joined local services for a clean up at Beechwood Park and its surrounding area’s on Wednesday 13 July 2016.


After meeting for a quick briefing and team photo the students and teachers were split into groups and each was assigned a group leader from the services involved including Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team, Calderdale Council Community Warden, West Yorkshire Police and staff from Ovenden Initiative.

20160713_110460Each group were given their own areas to cover before setting off with rubbish bags and litter picks to hand ready to tackle any litter along the way.

The clean up saw various items collected from crisp packets to cables and covered Beechwood Park, Beechwood Road, Grange Avenue, Brickfield Lane and Beechwood Avenue.

Although the rain started to fall at one point, it wasn’t enough to slow down the efforts of everyone who had collected a combined total of 26 bags of rubbish.

Thank you to all services for coming along to get involved and also the teachers and students from Trinity Academy who took time out to help out at the clean up.

Ovenden Phoenix Fc vs West Yorkshire Fire Service – This weekend

Show your support as Ovenden Phoenix and West Yorkshire Fire Service go head to head this weekend.

Saturday 16 July 2016 – From 12noon onwards
At Trinity Academy, Shay Lane, Halifax, HX2 9TZ

The annual fixture has seen Ovenden Phoenix take the title in 2014 after a closely contested match before succumbing to a heavy defeat in the return fixture in 2015.

With some fresh faces at Ovenden Phoenix including recruits from Project_Twelve:31  and a new manager to take the lads forward it’s sure to be an enjoyable event with both teams looking to take home the glory for a second time.

Ovy Phoenix Fc Fire Service Team