Category Archives: Children

Budding young writers in Calderdale have been taking part in a short story writing competition based on BBC Radio 2’s 500 words contest. Children from Calderdale schools have been writing their own short stories on any theme or subject, with entries split into two age categories, 5-9 and 10-13. Overall, over 80 entries were received… read more … about Young writers get creative with 500 words>>

Young bookworms in Calderdale have given the seal of approval to the new children’s library in Halifax, with book issue figures rocketing by 188% since the new library opened. The new Halifax Central Library and Archives opened to the public on Tuesday 5 September 2017. In the six months since opening, 28,111 children’s books have… read more … about Young readers show their love for new library>>

On Wednesday 7 March, professionals from over 35 different agencies joined together to celebrate the successes of Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices programme. It’s a year since the launch of Positive Choices, this innovative project was funded by the Department for Education after Calderdale won the funding through a competitive bidding process against 150 organisations in… read more … about A year of Positive Choices>>

Positive Choices

Plans to tackle poverty will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 19 March 2018. The Cabinet will be asked to consider the impact of welfare reform and to approve the development of an anti-poverty action plan, which would have a particular focus on reducing child poverty in Calderdale. The… read more … about Taking action to end child poverty>>

Two schools in Calderdale are celebrating after receiving good Ofsted ratings. Ling Bob Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Pellon and Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School in Elland, were both inspected by Ofsted at the end of last year. Both schools were rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted and received glowing reports from the inspectors…. read more … about Ofsted success for Calderdale schools>>

Calderdale Council has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Children’s Services and Public Health categories in the 2018 LGC Awards. The awards, run by Local Government Chronicle, are the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the local government sector. Nearly 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which… read more … about Council shortlisted for national awards>>

Cllr Swift

Construction work has started on site to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden. Calderdale Council has invested £8.6 million to bring new, state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff at both schools. ‘Turf cutting’ ceremonies took place on both of the sites on Friday 27 October 2017 to mark the official… read more … about Building starts at local primary schools>>

A new scheme in Calderdale is helping young people with learning disabilities to prepare for life in the workplace. Calderdale Council, Calderdale College and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust launched ‘Project Search’ last month, and it’s already having benefits for the 12 young adults involved. The scheme offers a year-long supported internship combining classroom-based… read more … about Helping young people to kickstart their careers>>

Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2018. On Monday 16 October young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the MBi Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for… read more … about Helping students Get Organised>>

Cllr Megan Swift