Category Archives: Young people

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have supported organisations to run Healthy Holiday schemes during the school holidays that provide lots of different activities for children to try and also offer healthy meals and snacks too. During the December school holidays, children in Calderdale have been having so much fun trying new activities… read more … about Calderdale children have so much fun in school holidays, they are chosen to feature in a video by the Department for Education>>

Healthy Holidays session at ROKT

Withinfields Primary School in Southowram has received a glowing report in its latest Ofsted inspection, with ‘great strides’ being made by leadership. The school was inspected by Ofsted in early October and has now had confirmation it has been rated as ‘good’ in all areas, an improvement from being rated as ‘requires improvement’ in its… read more … about Ofsted praise for Withinfields Primary School>>

Withinfields School

Calderdale Council’s short breaks service for children with special needs has achieved the top accolade from Ofsted in its latest inspection.   Linden Brook respite service has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all aspects of the way it cares for children aged four to 17 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex health needs.   The… read more … about Highest Ofsted honour for Linden Brook>>

Linden Brook camping

Parents and carers in Calderdale now have an extra resource to help give their children the best possible start in life. The Calderdale Family Journey is a new web resource for parents and carers to support their journey to parenthood and explain the key steps and the ways they can ensure their child is ready… read more … about Supporting children to get the best start>>

Family journey

“Our foster child is becoming a smashing little boy. We’ve been able to help him become a young man with a fantastic character who is developing crucial life skills.” Tyrone and Adam from Calderdale became foster carers in January 2021 and are encouraging others to come forward as part of the Council’s autumn fostering campaign…. read more … about Foster for Calderdale and make a difference>>

Foster carers Tyrone and Adam

The COP26 theme of ‘youth and public empowerment’ is in action here in Calderdale, with opportunities for people of all ages to have their voices heard in the fight against climate change. Calderdale people have been setting out their hopes for the UN’s annual Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, in an inspiring new film… read more … about Calderdale’s hopes for COP26>>

Will Solomon

18 young carers from Calderdale will help to launch a new cookbook aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of young people across West Yorkshire who care for loved ones. Throughout the region, over 1,500 young carers are registered with services which help them with everyday challenges such as juggling school, friendships, social life and… read more … about Young carers launch healthy cookbook>>

Thumbs up

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