Category Archives: Children

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

Calderdale Council is showing its appreciation to schools across the borough for their tireless efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with schools to keep children and staff as safe as possible. The Council issued advice to schools before October half-term in response to particularly high… read more … about Thanking schools for their amazing efforts>>

Cllr Wilkinson

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

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

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