Category Archives: Children

A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

More children and young people are set to enjoy a huge range of activities and healthy meals during the Christmas holidays in Calderdale, after more than 6000 took part in the successful Healthy Holidays summer programme. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale teamed up with organisations across the borough to provide 15,000 free… read more … about Healthy Holidays for thousands of Calderdale youngsters>>

Healthy Holidays session at ROKT

Schools in Calderdale are being advised to consider additional public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rates of COVID-19 in Calderdale are higher than they’ve ever been throughout the pandemic and unfortunately this is causing severe pressures on health and social care services. Although the fantastic uptake of the vaccine in Calderdale… read more … about Supporting schools to introduce further public health measures>>

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A wide-ranging programme of sporting activities for young people and adults with disabilities has now returned to Calderdale sports centres, with further funding agreed to develop the programme over the next three years. Calderdale Council, working in partnership with local providers, parent-led charities and voluntary sports clubs, offers a variety of disability specific and adapted… read more … about Developing our disability sports offer>>

Session at ROKT in Brighouse

Young people around Calderdale are returning to school swimming at Calderdale pools this month, for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in schools around the borough will be taking part in swimming lessons at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden pools, as part of… read more … about Calderdale schools return to the pools>>

child in swimming pool

As children and young people start returning to education, Calderdale Council is encouraging families to keep doing the five big things that help protect us all from COVID-19: Give others space Wear a mask in busy places Get tested and self-isolate if notified to do so Mix outside or let air in Get both doses… read more … about Staying safe as school starts>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

“Thank you for your tireless efforts over the last 16 months.”  That’s the message from Calderdale Council to every school, early years setting and post-16 provider in the borough, as Calderdale students, teachers and families begin their summer break after one of the most challenging school years in memory.  Throughout the pandemic, Calderdale Council has… read more … about Acknowledging an academic year unlike any other>>

Outside Trinity Sixth Form Academy

The support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across Calderdale, and the steps we can all take to report concerns, will be highlighted during Calderdale’s seventh annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 21 – Friday 25 June 2021). A week-long programme of over 40 online events will be hosted by Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board, Calderdale Safeguarding… read more … about Safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

Safeguarding Week artwork

Swimming lessons have resumed at Calderdale pools for the first time in 14 months, supporting young people to learn this important life skill. From Monday 17 May, it’s been possible to introduce additional facilities at Calderdale’s sports centre sites. This includes the reopening of facilities at North Bridge Leisure Centre as well as further options… read more … about Young people get back in the swim of things>>

child in swimming pool