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WELCOME WELCOME!

A very warm welcome to the Spring issue of The Scallymag and a belated Happy New Year to you all. In this issue we have some fantastic features covering everything from the revived Huddersfield Literature Festival to Fairtrade Fortnight. If you’ve been following our continued support for The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, do have a glance at our article on its ‘One Good Thing’ campaign and find out how a simple good deed can help support a fantastic children’s charity at the heart of our community. We have some wonderful ideas for Springtime fun with the kids including days out at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens and St Leonard’s Farm Park. With Easter on its way, read about the fantastic books on offer on our Literacy page. Finally, don’t forget to check out the diary pages if you’re looking to keep the kids entertained over the coming months. Happy reading!

CONTENTS

Classified Adverts Page 2 Out & About Beningbrough Hall Page 4 News School Honours Heroic Headmaster Page 5 Health Have You Had Your Smear Test? Page 6 Focus On fairandfunky Fairtrade Forrtnight Page 7 Forget Me Not ‘One Good Thing’ Diary Pages Pre-school Diary Page 8 Out of School Diary Page 10 Focus On Oriflame Beauty Business Page 12 Out & About St Leonard’s Farm Park Page 13 Features Page 14 Literacy Page 15

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OUT & ABOUT BENINGBROUGH HALL AND GARDENS Bembridge Beningbrough York YO30 1DD TEL 01904 472027 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall/

Do you remember the cherry blossom in the market square? Do you remember I thought it was confetti in our hair?”

Accepted, we may not all be old enough to remember Marillion lyrics but cherry trees – love them or loathe them - there’s no doubt that the sight of pale pink blossom is a sure sign that spring is in the air. At the National Trust owned Beningbrough Hall and Gardens just outside of York, the unmistakeable blossom carpets the ground at this time of year and coupled with the first spring buds, provides a great enticement to head outdoors with the children. Beningbrough Hall is a Georgian mansion built in 1716. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1958 following the death of the Countess of Chesterfield, who from 1916 spent many years restoring the property which had fallen into disrepair. It boasts a dramatic Baroque interior and nowadays houses a substantial collection of paintings from the National Portrait Gallery dating from between 1688 to 1760. Recently shortlisted for a Kids in Museums Award and a previous Guardian Family Friendly Museum finalist, Beningbrough offers more than the average stately home for children. In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery there is an interactive play gallery and family workshops and craft activities inspired by the paintings are held regularly. However, if the weather is mild then head to the recently extended wilderness play area situated along a winding path through the trees. Kids of any age will quite happily spend hours dreaming up their own imaginative games of knights amidst the large fortress.

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You can also while away the hours wandering through the extensive gardens, most of which are easily accessible with a buggy. In the walled garden you can relax on one of the many benches and enjoy an ice cream from the kiosk while children make use of the outdoor toys provided such as hula hoops, balls and giant building blocks. To be fair, it doesn’t take much to amuse my two-year-old and she spent the best part of an hour picking handfuls of daisies on the grass. She was also quite taken with the cows in a nearby field; they, in turn, were equally intrigued by her. As with the vast majority of National Trust properties, baby changing facilities are available and hip-carrying infant seats can be loaned, making it much easier to view the house and its paintings with little ones. At Beningbrough Hall you can also find a restaurant, though we didn’t sample its seasonal produce, much of which I am told is grown on site, as we had already eaten. It is open Tuesday until Sunday from now until the end of June. In the summer months it is open every day before reverting to its Tuesday to Sunday timetable from September. Opening hours are limited to weekends during the winter months. If you are a National Trust member then entry is free. If not, a standard family ticket costs £20.75 or individual tickets cost £8.30 for adults and £4.15 for children. Beningbrough Hall hosts many events throughout the year so do check the website prior to visiting. It may also give your kids the chance to tick a couple of activities off their 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ list. By Elaine Jinks


NEWS School Honours Heroic Headmaster Hipperholme Grammar School has paid tribute to a past headmaster who was killed during World War I. Captain Maynard Percy Andrews, who left his post at the school at Bramley Lane, Hipperholme, to serve his country, lost his life in 1915 while attempting to save his wounded men. Current headteacher, Jack Williams, said: “As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War we have been working with local genealogy experts to research Captain Andrews’ life and trace his family. Captain Andrews’ entire life story is full of inspiration.” At a special reception hosted at the school, staff, governors, former pupils and community figures were joined by members of Captain Andrews’ family. On display were letters sent to Captain Andrews’ widow, Charlotte, following his death. Captain Andrews was Oxford educated but unable to complete his studies due to ill health resulting from Typhoid which he contracted as a child. Instead, he left England to become a

cowboy in the Rocky Mountains, returning once the mountain air had relieved him of his heart conditions. He was awarded his MA in 1889. He then travelled to France and Germany before taking up the post of teacher of modern languages at Leicester, Bolton and Lancing College between in 1908. At Lancing College he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Officer Training Corps and in 1911 he was appointed headmaster at Hipperholme Grammar School. The same year he joined the 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding) in Halifax and was promoted to Lieutenant and then to Captain in October 1914. He was sent to France in April 1915 as second in command of A Company and was followed in to battle by both former and then current pupils of the school. He was killed four months later. Mr Williams said: “The rediscovery of his many accomplishments is the beginning of a project to contact former pupils and gather their stories regarding their achievements after they left the

school. “While Captain Andrews’ story is remarkable, we know there will be many more wonderful examples of feats and triumphs by our alumni which we are keen to hear about.” The school, which will introduce its first fully funded place in September as part of its scholarship scheme, is keen for former pupils to get in touch and tell them about their lives since they left. The school can be contacted on tel. 01422 202256 or by emailing info@hgsf. org.

Captain Maynard Percy Andrews

Cash boost for playgroup A pre-school has received a £1,000 cash boost to develop an outdoor learning environment for toddlers. Slaithwaite Playgroup and Toddlers received the money from the Yorkshire Building Society to transform a small piece of overgrown land into an educational outdoor area where toddlers can plant fruit and vegetables, explore biodiversity and learn about the world around them. Supervisor, Clare Norman said: “Thanks to this generous donation from the YBS Charitable Foundation, we will have the unique opportunity for a toddler group where the children will be able to extend their learning to the outdoor environment, grow food and develop an understanding of recycling and composting. “Our aim will be for the children and their parents and carers to develop a caring confidence with the outdoor environment.” The pre-school had already conducted a review to identify changes to help the environment and save money. Recycling is one of the biggest changes implemented and the playgroup is now working towards the eco-schools scheme bronze award.

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HEALTH Have You Had Your Smear Test? Life Saving Benefits of Having a Smear Test It might not be the most pleasant of experiences but regular cervical screening – or smear tests as some people call them – prevent three out of four cervical cancers from ever developing. This is because any changes to the skin cells in your cervix (the bit inside near your womb) can be found and treated before they develop into cervical cancer. So if you get a letter asking you to book your test, it’s worth doing it straight away. Even if you had your letter a while ago you can still have the test – just ring up your doctor’s surgery and they will discuss it with you. The test is free on the NHS and if you are aged 25 and over you will get a letter sent to you every three years inviting you to have the test, which is usually done by a nurse at your doctor’s surgery. Dr Mercy Vergis, cervical screening lead for Kirklees, said: “It is vitally important that you attend an appointment when you receive one. Women can sometimes be put off attending a test because they may feel uncomfortable, or they may be worried about the outcome of the test. However, it really is the best way to prevent cancer before it develops. “We’re asking the close relatives of the women we’re targeting – primarily mothers, but also aunts, sisters and cousins, to encourage them to take the test. Their support can positively influence their loved ones and ensure the best possible wellbeing for them.

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It’s not too late to book your smear test – even if you received “Having a smear test takes just a few minutes. Women have your invitation letter some time ago. the choice of a female doctor or nurse, and they can also bring a friend for support if they wish. • It’s private and you won’t be rushed. • It only takes a few minutes. Most women receive a normal result, which means that • You can ask for a female doctor or nurse. the cells were considered to be normal. These women are • You will be treated with dignity and respect. recalled for another routine test within three to five years. • You can take a friend with you to your appointment.

CASE STUDY

Here Hannah (age 38) from Cleckheaton tells her story.

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meant and what would happen.

“I had no symptoms before I went for my regular smear test, On my follow up appointment I was able to see the same person, which really helped as this meant that I had continuity of but results showed I had abnormal cells, previous smears treatment and this also helped to reduce embarrassment. I didn’t had been clear. feel uncomfortable afterwards.” When I received the letter saying that abnormal cells had Hannah had another smear test six months later and will now been found I felt really anxious and apprehensive and was have a yearly smear test to check for any changes. given a number to ring at Dewsbury and District Hospital. At my initial appointment at the hospital, they checked my Hannah said: “The benefits of having the test definitely outweigh cervix and took a biopsy. any embarrassment or discomfort. The smear test can ultimately save your life. If I hadn’t gone for my smear test, the abnormal The appointment was not an uncomfortable process and I didn’t feel embarrassed at all. They were lovely and were so cells could have developed into cancer.” approachable and the staff explained clearly what everything


FOCUS ON Get How often do you make a conscious effort to go green, recycle waste and buy fairtrade products that in turn help the environment, communities and improves the quality of life for people within them? “Not as often as I should”, is probably the answer closely followed by, “I’m only one person, what difference can I make to the planet?” That is exactly the attitude which fairandfunky, a recently established community interest company operating in and around Huddersfield, is seeking to challenge.

Helen Robinson, who set up the business with Sophie Bebb, said: “We both strongly believe anybody can make a difference. Everybody is just one person but if all those people do something, the result is enormous.” Fairandfunky, which works with schools, runs community workshops and sells a wide range of fairtrade products at pop-up shops across the district and

During Fairtrade Fortnight via their online store, hopes Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 25 to March 10, will provide families with the motivation and encouragement to get involved. On March 9, the pair will host a fairtrade family fun day at Holmfirth Market Hall from 10am to 4pm and Helen said: “It will provide a great introduction to what we do as it is for the whole family.” The fun day will include free workshops which will concentrate on recycled crafts, cupcake decorating and seed planting. There will also be games, singing and stalls selling fairtrade and ethical gifts from the fairandfunky range and from Not Just A Trading Company. Fairandfunky, which only sells recycled, fairly traded or organic products, was set up after the pair collaborated together during the 2011 Holmfirth Arts Festival to put five pianos in the street, decorated in global themes. They realised they both had a passion for making a positive difference to the environment and the world at large. Fairandfunky plans to expand its recycled craft workshops throughout Huddersfield. They are currently held regularly at Holmfirth Methodist Church and Avid Farm Shop in Millhouse Green, Sheffield, but Helen and Sophie would like to hear from any interested schools,

Do ‘One Good Thing’ To Support Poorly Children

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he Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has launched its ‘One Good Thing’ campaign and The Scallymag is urging its readers to support the charity in 2013 by getting involved.

The hospice, at Russell House, Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield, helps children with life limiting conditions, and their families, across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield and is calling on communities to come together to do their ‘One Good Thing.’ Supporting the campaign can include organising a fundraising event, joining the Purple Posse by taking part in an adrenaline fuelled activity such as a

skydive or signing your business up to the 99er scheme. Peter Branson, Chief Executive of the hospice, said: “As a children’s hospice offering care to such a wide area, it is imperative that everyone knows that we are here for them. “We believe that the ‘One Good Thing’ campaign isn’t just a great fundraising idea, but also a great way to communicate our message to a large audience.” All 11 of the Forget Me Not stores across West Yorkshire have taken on board the ‘One Good Thing’ campaign, encouraging people to donate a quality item. So far, items have included a range

churches or community groups such as Scouts and Guides. The workshops cover three key themes of recycling, the environment and fairtrade and range from creative art to debates, role-playing to junk-modelling. They are delivered by Helen, a trained primary school teacher and Sophie, a qualified artist. Having visited a recent workshop with three children, aged nine, two and one, I can safely say there is something for all age groups to get involved with. They also help to inspire creativity and recycling for a long time afterwards. All profits are reinvested in the company with the aim of eventually delivering free workshops to disadvantaged community groups, developing a fairandfunky festival and training and employing local people. For more information on fairandfunky visit www.fairandfunky.com.

of brand new baby clothes, a dinner set and Kurt Geiger boots. The aim is that the ‘One Good Thing’ donations will improve the quality of products in the stores increasing both footfall and sales. Other ideas to support the campaign include asking friends and relatives to give a purple box to raise funds for the hospice in place of buying you birthday presents or gifts for other special occasions. The hospice is also encouraging you to shout about your ‘One Good Thing’ on their Facebook page, on Twitter or by emailing onegoodthing@ forgetmenotchild.co.uk. For more information on how you can get involved in the ‘One Good Thing’ campaign, visit www.forgetmenotchild. co.uk

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Little Acorns Parent, Baby & Toddler Group 9.00 – 11.30 Seasons House & Community Centre, 45 Willwood Avenue, Oakes, Huddersfield 01484 222209

Gym Tots Lindley Methodist Church Greenhead Park Parent, Baby 9.30 – 10.15 Parent & Toddler Group & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.30 Huddersfield Sports Centre, Pine 9.30 – 11.15 Street, Huddersfield Lindley Methodist Community Community Room, Coletta 01484 223630 Centre, East Street, Huddersfield Pavilion, Greenhead Park, 3 – 4 yrs 01484 517750 Huddersfield 07960 797320

Huddersfield Breastfeeding Animal Time Support Group / Baby Bistro 11.00 – 12.00 10.00 – 12.00 Fizzy Lizard, Cathedral House, National Children’s Centre, Brian St Thomas Road, Huddersfield Jackson House, 2 New North 01484 467321 Parade, Huddersfield 2+ yrs 01484 223380

Woodland Glade Playgroup 9.15 – 12.15, Lunch Club 1.15 The Pavillion 62 The Green, Woodland Glade Bradley, Huddersfield 077602 48545 2 - 5 yrs

Bongo Beats 9.30 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07983 581349

The High Park Parent & Toddler Group 10.00 – 12.00 The High Park, 269 Bradley Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 534226

Bongo Beats 10.30 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07983 581349

Terrier Tots 12:30-1:30 The Zone, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield 01484 484189 2 – 4 yrs

Popkidz 9.30 – 10.30 Pokidz, 41a Westbourne Road, Marsh, Huddersfield 07581 191537

Cathedral Mice Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.30 Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 514088

Gym Tots 10.00 – 11.30 The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield 01484 484163 18 months – 5 yrs

Jungle Story Time 11.00 – 12.00 Fizzy Lizard, Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 467321 18 months+

Fixby Parent & Toddlers 1.00 – 2.45 St Francis’ Church, Fixby Road, Fixby, Huddersfield 01484 420970

Woodland Glade Playgroup 9.15 – 12.15, Lunch Club 1.15 The Pavillion 62 The Green, Woodland Glade Bradley, Huddersfield 077602 48545 2 - 5 yrs

Sticky Angels Parent & ToddlerLittle Ninjas Group 10.00 – 10.45 9.45 – 11.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Lockwood Baptist Church, Street, Off Chapel Hill, Lockwood Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield Huddersfield 07738 208586 01484 548423 Under 4s

The High Park Parent & Toddler Group 10.00 – 12.00 The High Park, 269 Bradley Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 534226

Pyjama Drama (Raindrops) 1.00 – 1.35 Greenhead Park Community Room, Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield 0844 310 4921 20 months – 2 and a half yrs

Toy Library 1.00 – 2.15 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge Huddersfield 01484 234231

Mount Pre-school Babies n Toddler Group 9.15 – 11.15 Mount Methodist Church, Moorlands Road, Mount, Huddersfield 07947 449619

Lindley Methodist Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.15 Lindley Methodist Community Centre, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01484 510137

Woodland Glade Playgroup 9.15 – 12.15, Lunch Club 1.15 The Pavillion 62 The Green, Woodland Glade Bradley, Huddersfield 077602 48545 2 - 5 yrs

Cathedral Mice Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.30 Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 514088

Woodland Glade Playgroup 9.15 – 12.15, Lunch Club 1.15 The Pavillion 62 The Green, Woodland Glade Bradley, Huddersfield 077602 48545 2 - 5 yrs

Jo Jingles Jubilee Melody Makers Parnet 9.40 & Toddler Group Waring Green Community 9.45 – 11.30 Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse Huddersfield Community Church 01422 820425 Jubilee Centre, Market Street, 2+ yrs Paddock, Huddersfield 01484 414887

St John the Divine Parent & St Matthew’s Parent & Toddler Toddler Group 9.45 – 11.15 Group St John the Divine Church 9.30 – 11.15 Hall, St John Street, Rastrick, St Matthew’s Parish Centre, Brighouse Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 713386 07779 154126

Cathedral Mice Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.30 12.30 – 2.30 Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 514088 Buzz About Parent & Toddler Group 10.00 – 12.00 Birkby & Fartown Community Centre Wasps Nest Road, Birkby Huddersfield 01484 420386

St Cuthbert’s Under Fives Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.00 St Cuthbert’s Church, Linden Road, Birkby, Huddersfield 01484 534564

Babyballet (Mini Movers) 10.00 – 10.35 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 329471 3 – 4 yrs

Boogie Babes 10.00 Central Methodist Church, Commercial Street, Brighouse 07779 154126

Babyballet (Tiny Toes) 10.45 – 11.20 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 329471 18 months – 3 yrs

Sign 4 Tots 9.45 – 10.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

Bongo Beats 10.00 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07983 581349

The High Park Parent & Toddler Group 10.00 – 12.00 The High Park, 269 Bradley Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 534226

Massage 4 Tots Up to 2.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

The High Park Parent & Toddler Group 10.00 – 12.00 The High Park, 269 Bradley Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 534226

Gym Tots 10.00 – 11.30 The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield 01484 484163 18 months – 5 yrs

Jo Jingles (Jingle Toddlers) 10.40 Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse 01422 820425 Walking – 2 yrs

Babyballet (Mini Movers) 10.30 – 11.05 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 329471 3 – 4 yrs

Jo Jingles (Jingle Babies) 11.40 Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse 01422 820425 Walking – 2 yrs

Babyballet (Tiny Toes) 9.50 – 10.25 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 329471 18 months – 3 yrs

Stay & Play 10.00 – 11.30 St Thomas’ Primary School, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 226557

Woodland Glade Playgroup 9.15 – 12.15, Lunch Club 1.15 The Pavillion 62 The Green, Woodland Glade Bradley, Huddersfield 077602 48545 2 - 5 yrs

Ark Tots Parent & Toddler Group 9.45 – 11.30 Royal British Legion Club, Hanson Lane, Lockwood, Huddersfield gemmagallant@yahoo.co.uk

Jo Jingles (Jingle Toddlers) 9.45 St Stephen’s Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01422 820425 Walking – 2 yrs

Bongo Beats 10.30 Wonderland Play Gym, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield 07983 581349

Baking 11.00 – 12.00 Fizzy Lizard, Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 467321 2+ yrs

Shake, Rattle & Roll 1.00 – 2.30 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton Road, Huddersfield 01484 221799

Buzz About Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.30 Birkby Fartown Community Centre, Wasp Next Road, Fartown, Huddersfield 01484 352621

Bongo Beats 9.45 Wonderland Play Gym, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield 07983 581349

The High Park Parent & Toddler Group 10.00 – 12.00 The High Park, 269 Bradley Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 534226

Jo Jingles 10.45 St Stephen’s Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01422 820425 2+ yrs

Jo Jingles 11.45 St Stephen’s Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01422 820425 2+ yrs

Jo Jingles (Jingle Babies) 1.00 St Stephen’s Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01422 820425 3 months - walking

Tumble Tots 9.00 The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield 01484 484163 Walking – 2 yrs

Pre-School Ballet 9.15 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 3 - 4 yrs

Sign 4 Tots 9.45 – 10.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

Tiny Tots Ballet 10.30 KT Dance, Lindley Methodist Church, Huddersfield 07733447807 3+ yrs

Nursery Rhyme & Fairy Tale 10.45 Dancers Barre Studios, Market Walk, Huddersfield 01422 374946 / 07920 204570 2 and a half - 4 yrs

Yoga 4 Tots Up to 2.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

Toddlers Ballet & Tap 9.00 – 10.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 2 – 4 yrs

Woodland Glade Playgroup 9.15 – 12.15, Lunch Club 1.15 The Pavillion 62 The Green, Woodland Glade Bradley, Huddersfield 077602 48545 2 - 5 yrs

Tumble Tots 10.00 The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield 01484 484163 2 - 3 yrs

Nursery Rhyme & Fairy Tale 10.45 Dancers Barre Studios, Market Walk, Huddersfield 01422 374946 / 07920 204570 1 – 2 and a half yrs

Massage 4 Tots Up to 2.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

Groovy Moves 4 Tots Up to 2.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months


Rhythm Time Class (Babies) 1.00 Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 07792 849779

Baby Cafe 1.00 – 3.00 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield 01484 234231

Toddlers Ballet & Tap 1.15 – 2.00 HD1 Dance 5 St Johns Road Huddersfield 07883 636 794 2 – 4 yrs

Rhythm Time Class (Toddlers) 1.40 Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 07792 849779

Story Time 2.00 – 2.45 Birkby & Fartown Library & Information Centre, Wasps Nest Road, Fartown, Huddersfield 01484 223098

Suga Cubes 4.00 – 5.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 2 – 5 yrs

Crafternoon 1.00 – 2.00 Fizzy Lizard, Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 467321 2+ yrs

Stay & Play Session 1.00 – 3.00 Birkby Children’s Centre, Halifax Old Road, Birkby, Huddersfield 01484 223940

One Stop Shop & Baby Clinic 1.30 – 3.30 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield 01484 234231

Rhyme Time 2.30 – 3.15 Lindley Library & Information Centre 01484 222172

Little Ninjas 4.00 – 4.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 With younger siblings under 4

M&M Swim School 4.00 – 7.30 Woodland Glade, 62 The Green, Bradley, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573 3+ yrs

Stay & Play Session 1.00 – 3.00 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield 01484 234231

Toddlers Ballet & Tap 1.15 – 2.00 HD1 Dance 5 St Johns Road Huddersfield 07883 636 794 2 – 4 yrs

Bongo’s Baby & Toddler Group 1.30 – 3.00 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07983 581349

Pyjama Drama (Rainbows) 1.40 – 2.20 Greenhead Park Community Room, Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield 0844 310 4921 2 and a half – 5 yrs

Trinity Tots 2.00 – 3.30 Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Edgerton, Huddersfield 07738 364342

St Stephen’s Church Parents, Trinity Tiddlers Parent & Carers, Toddlers & Babes Toddler Group Group 1.30 – 3.00 1.00 – 3.00 Holy Trinity Church, Trinity St Stephen’s Church, Lidget Street, Huddersfield Street, Lindley, 01484 426784 info@ststephenslindley.org.uk

Bumps & Under 1s Group 1.30 – 3.00 Birkby Children’s Centre, Halifax Old Road, Birkby, Huddersfield 01484 223940

Action Kids 2.00 – 2.30 St Francis Church, Fixby Road, Fixby, Huddersfield 07595 864685

Pyjama Drama (Dewdrops) 2.30 – 3.00 Greenhead Park Community Room, Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield 0844 310 4921 6+ months

Yoga 4 Tots Up to 2.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

Rhythm Time Class (Babies) 12.10 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 07792 849779

Toddlers Ballet & Tap 1.15 – 2.00 HD1 Dance 5 St Johns Road Huddersfield 07883 636 794 2 – 4 yrs

One Stop Shop 1.00 – 3.00 Birkby Children’s Centre, Halifax Old Road, Birkby, Huddersfield 01484 223940

Baby Swim Class 2.15 Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, Huddersfield 01484 223660

Groovy Moves 4 Tots Up to 2.45 Top 2 Toe Therapy, Apex House, 27-29 New Hey Road, Rastrick, Brighouse 01484 309276 / 07815 064796 Birth – 18 months

Rhythm Time Class (Babies) 12.50 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 07792 849779

Baby Swim Class 1.30 Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, Huddersfield 01484 223660

Rhythm Time Class (Toddlers) 1.30 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 07792 849779

M&M Swim School 4.00 – 7.30 Woodland Glade, 62 The Green, Bradley, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573 3+ yrs

Babyballet (Mini Movers) 12.15 – 12.50 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 329471 3 – 4 yrs

Gledholt Toddlers Parent & Baby Swim Class Toddler Group 1.30 1.15 – 3.00 Huddersfield Sports Centre, Gledholt Methodist Church, Southgate, Huddersfield Edgerton Grove Road, Edgerton, 01484 223660 Huddersfield 01484 641698

Toddlers Ballet & Tap 1.15 – 2.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 2 – 4 yrs

Toddlers Ballet & Tap 1.15 – 2.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 2 – 4 yrs

Bumps & Babies 1.30 – 3.00 Lindley Methodist Community Centre, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01484 430612 / 07557 339794

Little Ninjas 2.00 – 2.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 Under 4s

Suga Cubes 4.00 – 5.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 2 – 5 yrs

Story Time 2.30 – 3.00 Lindley Library & Information Centre 01484 222172

Gym Tots 1st Steps 1.30 – 2.15 1.30 – 3.00 Huddersfield Sports Centre, Pine Lindley Methodist Community Street, Huddersfield Centre, East Street, Lindley, 01484 223630 Huddersfield 3 – 4 yrs 01484 430612 / 07557 339794

Tumble Tots 11.00 The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield 01484 484163 3 – 5 yrs

Mini Moovers Babyballet (Mini Movers) 11.00 – 11.45 11.45 – 12.20 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton National Children’s Centre, Brian Road, Huddersfield Jackson House, 2 New North 01484 221799 Parade, Huddersfield 3 – 5 yrs 01422 329471 3 – 4 yrs

Babyballet (Tiny Toes) Pyjama Drama (Rainbows) 11.00 – 11.35 11.15 – 12.00 National Children’s Centre, Brian Active Bodies, Chapel Street, Jackson House, 2 New North Huddersfield Parade, Huddersfield 0844 310 4921 01422 329471 2 and a half – 5 yrs 18 months – 3 yrs

Amphibi-Kids Swim Academy 12.30 – 3.00 The North Huddersfield Trust, Woodhouse Hall Road, Fartown, Huddersfield 07805 784058 3+ yrs

Tots Stage Class 12.45 – 1.30 The Audrey Spencer School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570 3 – 5 yrs

M&M Swim School 4.00 – 7.30 Woodland Glade, 62 The Green, Bradley, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573 3+ yrs

These diary pages are the heart of The Scallymag; the main reason the magazine exists and probably the most useful part for parents and carers. We aim to list as many activities for 0-5 year olds in the area. We do our best to ensure the information is up-to-date (there will probably be some changes every issue). However we are not infallible. If you know of any changes, or of any new groups or courses that should be included, please get in touch by using any of the contact details on page 3. Listing in this section is FREE.

SUnDAY

The Catnap Club 1.15 – 3.15 Cowcliffe Methodist Church, South Cross Road, Cowcliffe, Huddersfield 01484 428081

Baby Swim Class 2.15 Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, Huddersfield 01484 223660

Baby Clinic 4.30 – 6.30 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield 01484 234231

Rugbytots 9.30 St Philip’s Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Huddersfield 0845 313 3247 Rugbytots 10.00 Mirfield Community Centre, Wateroyd Lane, Mirfield, Huddersfield Huddersfield 0845 313 3247

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Prep Ballet & Tap 4.00 – 5.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 4 – 6 yrs

M&M Swim School 4.00 – 7.30 Woodland Glade, 62 The Green, Bradley, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573

Hi 5 Netball Suga Brown Street Dance 4.30 – 5.30 5.00 – 6.00 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Road, Huddersfield Huddersfield 07883 636794 01484 221799 8 – 11 yrs 6 – 11 yrs

Commercial Pop 5.30 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555

Multi Skills 5.30 – 6.30 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton Road, Huddersfield 01484 221799

Shokk Youth Gym 4.00 – 8.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield, HD1 6PT James Hardy 01484484185 8 – 16 yrs

Senior Street Dance 4.30 – 5.30 Limelight Theatre School, St Matthew’s Parish Centre, Rastrick, Brighouse 07779 154126 10+ yrs

Little Ninja Beginners 4.50 – 5.35 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 4 – 7 yrs

Little Warriors 5.00 – 5.45 Kane Academy, Unit 3a Perseverance Mill, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 544448 / 07732 801847 3 - 7 yrs

Intermediate Ballet 5.30 – 6.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Ninja Hattori Juniors 5.50 – 6.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 4 – 7 yrs

Prep Ballet & Tap 4.00 – 5.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 4 – 6 yrs

Tuesday clinics 4-7 Years old 4.00 – 5.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield HD1 6PT 01484484189 4 – 7 yrs

Kids Ballet & Tap 4.15 Tristan Dance Schools Meltham Road Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 6 – 10 yrs

Drama For All 4.30 – 5.30 Limelight Theatre School, St Matthew’s Parish Centre, Rastrick, Brighouse 07779 154126 5 – 12 yrs

Primary Ballet & Tap 5.00 – 6.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 6 – 8 yrs

Grade 4 Ballet 5.00 – 6.00 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Shokk Youth Gym 4.00 – 8.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield, HD1 6PT James Hardy 01484484185 8 – 16 yrs

Little Ninja Beginners 4.00 – 4.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 4 – 7 yrs

Diva Fever Dance Ninja Hattori Juniors 4.30 – 5.30 5.00 – 6.00 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Road, Huddersfield Street, Off Chapel Hill, 01484 221799 Huddersfield 5 – 11 yrs 07738 208586 4 – 7 yrs

Rhythmix Street Dance 5.00 – 6.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 3 – 12 yrs

Greenhead Gymnastic Club 5.15 – 6.45 St Thomas’ Church, Station Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 420262 5+ yrs

Kids Ballet & Tap M&M Swim School 4.15 4.00 – 7.30 Woodland Glade, 62 The Green, Tristan Dance Schools Meltham Road Bradley, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573 Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 6 – 8 yrs

Rhythmix Street Dance 5.00 – 6.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 3 – 12 yrs

Birchencliffe (St Philip) 31st Lindley 16th Huddersfield Huddersfield Scouts (Beavers) North Scouts (Cubs) 6.15 – 7.15 6.30 – 8.00 St Philip’s Parish Centre, Briarlyn Lindley Methodist Church, East Road, Birchencliffe, Street, Lindley, Huddersfield Richard Eastwood – 01484 Sue O’Neill – 01484 536790 641389

Shokk Youth Gym 4.00 – 8.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield, HD1 6PT James Hardy 01484484185 8 – 16 yrs

Little Warriors 5.00 – 5.45 Kane Academy, Unit 3a Perseverance Mill, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 544448 / 07732 801847 3 - 7 yrs

Grade 3 Ballet 5.30 – 6.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Senior Ninja Hattori 6.30 – 7.30 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 8+ yrs

Birchencliffe (St Philip) 31st Huddersfield Scouts (Cubs) 7.00 – 8.15 Birchencliffe St Philip’s Parish Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, Richard Eastwood – 01484 641389

Little Ninja Beginners 4.00 – 4.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 4 – 7 yrs

Thursday clinics 8-11 Yrs 4.00 – 5.00 The Zone St Andrews Road Huddersfield HD1 6PT 01484484189 8 – 11 yrs

Ninja Hattori Juniors 5.00 – 5.55 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 4 – 7 yrs

Grade 1 Ballet 5.30 – 6.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Oakes 36th Huddersfield North Senior Ninja Hattori Scouts (Beavers) 6.00 – 7.00 5.30 – 6.30 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Salvation Army Hall, New Hey Street, Off Chapel Hill, Road, Oakes, Huddersfield Huddersfield 07738 208586 8+ yrs

Shokk Youth Gym 4.00 – 8.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield, HD1 6PT James Hardy 01484484185 8 – 16 yrs

M&M Swim School 4.00 – 7.30 Woodland Glade, 62 The Green, Bradley, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573

Kids Additional Needs Class 5.00 Tristan Dance Schools Meltham Road Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555

Greenhead Gymnastic Club 5.30 – 6.30 St Thomas’ Church, Station Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 420262 5+ yrs

Huddersfield Gymnastics Club Outlane 11th Huddersfield (Beginners) North Scouts (Beavers) 5.30 – 6.30 6.15 – 7.15 Paddock Youth Club, Beech Outlane Methodist Church, New Street, Huddersfield Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield 01484 548651 0844 414 2315

Shokk Youth Gym 4.00 – 8.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield, HD1 6PT James Hardy 01484484185 8 – 16 yrs

Beginners Irish Dancing 5.00 – 5.30 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 5+ yrs

Reach Performing Arts 5.00 – 7.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 5+ yrs

Intermediate Street Dance 5.30 – 6.30 Limelight Theatre School, St Matthew’s Parish Centre, Rastrick, Brighouse 07779 154126 7 – 9 yrs

Little Ninja Beginners & HattoriSenior Ninja Hattori Mixed 7.00 – 8.00 6.15 – 7.00 The Zone, Off St Andrew’s Road, The Zone, Off St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield Huddersfield 01484 484134 01484 484134 8+ yrs

Junior Street Dance 4.30 – 5.30 Limelight Theatre School, St Matthew’s Parish Centre, Rastrick, Brighouse 07779 154126 4 – 6 yrs

Little Warriors 5.00 – 5.45 Kane Academy, Unit 3a Perseverance Mill, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 544448 / 07732 801847 3 - 7 yrs

Kids Drama Club 5.30 Tristan Dance Schools Meltham Road Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 6+ yrs

Kids Street Dance 6.15 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 6+ yrs £5

Salendine Nook 25th Huddersfield North Scouts (Cubs) 6.15 – 7.30 Salendine Nook Baptist Church, Moorhill Road, Huddersfield John Nunn – 01484 650826

Junior Aikido 7.00 – 8.30 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton Road, Huddersfield 01484 221799 5 – 14 yrs

Shokk Youth Gym 9.00 – 3.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road Huddersfield, HD1 6PT James Hardy 01484484185 8 – 16 yrs

Saturday Soccer School 9.00 – 10.15 The Zone St Andrews Road Huddersfield HD1 6PT 01484484189 4 – 7 yrs

Junior Stage Class 9.45 – 11.00 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Kids Dance Multi Style Club 10.00 – 12.00 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 Open Age

Drama & Vocal Coaching 10.30 – 11.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570 4 – 6 yrs

Primary Ballet & Tap 11.00 – 12.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 6 - 8 yrs

Improvers Stage Class Grade 1 Modern Jazz & Tap 9.15 – 10.30 9.00 – 9.45 The Audrey Spencer Theatre The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Prep Ballet & Tap 10.00 – 11.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 4 – 6 yrs

Saturday Soccer School 10.15 – 11.30 The Zone St Andrews Road Huddersfield HD1 6PT 01484484189 4 – 7 yrs

Beginners Tap and Ballet 11.00 Intermediate Tap and Ballet 12.30 KT Dance, Lindley Methodist Church, Huddersfield 07733447807

Junior Street Dance 11.00 – 11.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570


Outlane 11th Huddersfield Irish Dancing (Beginners) 7.00 North Scouts (Cubs) 6.30 – 8.00 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Outlane Methodist Church, New Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 0844 414 2315 £3

Body Popping 7.30 – 9.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 7+ yrs

Hattori – Over 8’s Beginners 6.50 – 7.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 8+ yrs

Cowcliffe (St Hilda) 15th Huddersfield Scouts (Cubs) 7.00 – 8.30 Cowcliffe Scout Hall, Netheroyd Hill Road, Huddersfield Philip Pearson – 01484 314651

Grade 5 Modern Jazz & Tap 8.00 – 9.00 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Commercial Pop 6.00 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 £5

Advanced Hattori 6.00 – 7.00 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 Mixed Ages

Lindley 16th Huddersfield North Scouts (Beavers) 6.15 – 7.15 Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield Sue O’Neill – 01484 536790

Greenhead Gymnastic Club 6.45 – 8.15 St Thomas’ Church, Station Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 420262 5+ yrs

Limbering / Gymnastics 6.00 – 7.00 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Zumbatomic 6.00 – 6.45 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 7+ yrs

Birkby 26th Huddersfield North Cubs 6.45 – 8.00 St Cuthbert’s Church, Grimscar Avenue, Birkby, Huddersfield

Intermediate Ballet 7.30 – 8.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

NOTE:

Some of the activities have limited places, some only run in term time and some may be cancelled at short notice. We always advise where possible, phoning ahead before setting out to any activity and, for some of the courses or lessons booking is essential. Rainbows, Brownies and Guide Groups are available in the Huddersfield area. For detailed information please contact Huddesfield Ramsden Division via email at julesbooth@ntlworld.com

Dates for your Diary Fairtrade Fortnight with fairandfunky March 8, 2.30 – 4.30, Holmfirth Co-op Pioneer March 9, 10.00 – 4.00, Holmfirth Market Hall Ugly Duckling March 9, 12.00, 2.15 & 4.00 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Tickets: 01484 430528 Big Jo Jingles Tour March 9 & 10 Eureka The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax Miniature Railway at Easter March 29 – April 1, 1.00 – 4.00 Greenhead Park, Huddersfield No booking required

Salendine Nook 25th Huddersfield North Scouts (Beavers) 6.15 – 7.15 Salendine Nook Baptist Church, Moorhill Road, Huddersfield John Nunn – 01484 650826

Greenhead Gymnastic Club 6.30 – 7.30 St Thomas’ Church, Station Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 420262 5+ yrs

Grade 2 Ballet 6.30 – 7.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Cowcliffe (St Hilda) 15th Outlane 11th Huddersfield Bradley (St Thomas) 41st Huddersfield Scouts (Beavers) North Scouts Huddersfield Scouts 6.30 – 7.30 7.30 – 9.00 Bradley St Thomas Church, St Cowcliffe Scout Hall, Netheroyd Outlane Methodist Church, New Thomas Gardens, Bradley Road, Hill Road, Huddersfield Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield Bradley, Huddersfield Philip Pearson – 01484 314651 0844 414 2315 Jenny Farrell – 01924 840375

Birchencliffe (St Philip) 31st Cowcliffe (St Hilda) 15th Huddersfield Scouts Huddersfield Scouts 7.30 – 9.30 8.00 – 9.30 St Philip’s Parish Centre, Briarlyn Cowcliffe Scout Hall, Netheroyd Road, Birchencliffe, Hill Road, Huddersfield Richard Eastwood – 01484 Philip Pearson – 01484 314651 641389

SUNDAY

Oakes 36th Huddersfield North Salendine Nook 25th Scouts Huddersfield North Scouts 7.15 – 9.15 7.45 – 9.30 Salvation Army Hall, New Hey Salendine Nook Baptist Church, Road, Oakes, Huddersfield Moorhill Road, Huddersfield John Nunn – 01484 650826

Oakes 36th Huddersfield North Lindley 16th Huddersfield Scouts (Cubs) North Scouts 6.30 – 8.00 7.30 – 9.15 Salvation Army Hall, New Hey Lindley Methodist Church, East Road, Oakes, Huddersfield Street, Lindley, Huddersfield Sue O’Neill – 01484 536790

Beginners Stage Class 11.30 – 12.45 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Beginners Modern/Freestyle Prep Ballet & Tap 11.45 12.00 – 1.00 Intermediate Modern/Freestyle HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, 1.15 Huddersfield KT Dance, Lindley Methodist 07883 636794 Church, Huddersfield 4 – 6 yrs 07733447807

Drama & Vocal Coaching 11.30 – 12.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570 7 – 10 yrs

Kids Drama Club 12.00 Tristan Dance Schools Meltham Road Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788 444555 All ages

Hattori – Over 8’s Beginners 12.00 – 12.55 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 8+ yrs

Greenhead Gymnastic Club 10.30 – 11.30 St Thomas’ Church, Station Road, Bradley, Huddersfield 01484 420262 4 - 5 yrs M&M Swim School 12.30 – 3.30 The North Huddersfield Trust, Woodhouse Hall Road, Fartown, Huddersfield 07748 155017 / 07870 954573

Ruddi’s Retreat Family Fun Day March 31, 12.30 – 8.00 Broad Oak Bowling Club, Linthwaite, Huddersfield High Jinx Magic & Illusion April 2, 3.00 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Tickets: 01484 430528 Rugby World Cup Themed Camp April 3, 9.00 – 5.00 The Zone, Off St Andrews Road, Huddersfield Tel: 01484 484134 Family Geo-caching Walk April 3, 10.00 Marsden Moor Estate Tel. 01484 847016 Rugby World Cup Themed Camp April 10, 9.00 – 5.00 The Zone, Off St Andrews Road, Huddersfield Tel: 01484 484134 Greenhead Park Art Club April 13, 1.00 – 2.30 Greenhead Park Community Room, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Drama & Vocal Coaching 12.30 – 1.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570 11+ yrs

Rhythmix Street Dance 2.00 – 3.00 HD1 Dance, 5 St John’s Road, Huddersfield 07883 636794 3 – 12 yrs

Grade 3 Modern Jazz & Tap 1.30 – 2.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Intermediate Stage Class 2.30 – 4.00 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

Intermediate Street Class 4.00 – 4.30 The Audrey Spencer Theatre School of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Mills, Queen Street South, Huddersfield 01484 303358 / 07983 419570

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hen you become a mother, it is easy to lose your identity – you’re suddenly known as Jack’s mum or Chloe’s mum – and if you’ve given up your career, it can be difficult to get back your sense of self.

Grazyna, or Grace Bylinka, as she is also known, joined Oriflame as a consultant in 2007. She admits to being an extremely shy, quiet person who was lacking in confidence. Six years later, the 34-year-old is now a Regional Manager with the Swedish company and is considered to be one of its most successful traders in Britain, turning over £500,000 with 10 nationwide sales teams, totalling over 500 people who work for her. Grace, who is based in Huddersfield, but originates from Poland, said: “I initially joined Oriflame to get a discount on my own purchases and boost my income through sales to friends. I didn’t realise that a year down the line it would become my career and allow me to leave my day job!” She had been working as a hospitality assistant at KPMG but was so successful that she was able to concentrate on Oriflame, selling nature-inspired cosmetics, skincare and fragrances, full time. Grace, one of only nine regional managers, has built her team through networking, referrals and recruitment and manages them through social media, webinars and face to face meetings. Working under the Oriflame brand, she is self-employed and makes most of her income on commission on products sold by her team members. She also sells products across West Yorkshire through online orders, at networking meetings and events. “My own story is a perfect example of how much you can achieve by selling to your own network of friends, family and work colleagues,” said Grace. “When people think of direct selling they assume it’s door to door but you don’t have to do this, you can do just as well selling to people who you come into regular contact with – from your family to mums at the school gate! Plus, with modern technology you don’t even need to be face to face to carry on making sales. I have sold products through Facebook, texts, emails and my personalised Oriflame web page.” In addition to her passion for the products, which are all nature-inspired and not tested on animals, Grace cites the flexibility of her work and the limitless opportunities for growth and earnings within Oriflame as two of the key reasons for her drive and success. She said: “Being my own boss, I can choose when I want to work and for how long, there are no hard and fast rules. I earn up to 35% commission, enjoy free products and take advantage of the many incentives the company offers.” She was surprised to discover that despite the initial language barriers, she not only has a knack for selling, but also managing people and motivating them to succeed, so much so that last year she was named Oriflame Regional Manager of the Year and Highest Recruiter.

Making Education Eggciting! Nest Egg is Chickadee Education’s latest scheme specifically designed to teach children enterprising skills in the classroom – or the chicken coup! Schools are provided with three chickens and everything required to keep them, offering a unique learning experience for students from early years to Key Stage 5. Nest Egg encourages schools to view the experience as a small business, which can generate an income. Pupils attend a three hour workshop which explains how to brand a business, design logos, products, packaging and more.

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Career-minded mums wanted to build a business in beauty. Flexible working hours to suit your family needs. Full Training and Support given. Do you have a spare 5 hours a week? The Oriflame opportunity is unique because of the exceptional flexibility of being a Consultant. Regardless of whether you are looking to make some extra money, turn it into a full time career or enjoy financial independence, Oriflame is suitable for you! You can set your own hours and you are your own boss!

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OUT & ABOUT

ST LEONARD’S FARM PARK Station Road Esholt Bradford BD17 7RB TEL 01274 598795 www.stleonardsfarm.com

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esides chocolate eggs, nothing quite says Easter like the sight of newborn lambs and fluffy yellow chicks. Spring is the perfect time of year to don your raincoat, pull on your wellies and take the kids to a farm. One of the best we’ve discovered over the years is St Leonard’s Farm Park in Esholt, Bradford, just half an hour’s drive away. If you visit at this time of year, you’re guaranteed to see some newborn animals and let’s face it, who doesn’t go “aww” at the sight of tiny piglets! St Leonard’s has all the usual suspects – sheep, goats, pigs, ponies, ducks, chickens and more surprisingly, meerkats. Feed can be bought for a small charge upon entrance to the farm and convenient hand-washing facilities are located around the park. Children will delight at the sight of the goats crossing the billy goat bridge right above their heads. Yes, before you ask, I was one of the many parents playing the part of the troll and delivering my one-liner: “Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?” But for those preferring something a

little more cuddly, there is also a small animals and birds house where you will find guinea pigs and rabbits. There is usually an opportunity for your kids to get up close and personal with these. The farm is designed with little ones in mind and if you don’t mind pulling straw out of their hair for half an hour afterwards, then let them loose in the straw play barn. It is basically a multitude of hay bales stacked up to provide tunnels for kids to climb through and generally jump about on. A simple idea I admit, but I defy any parent who tells me their child doesn’t love it. For older children there are electric ride on tractors, an aerial zip slide and mini diggers while younger ones can play on the toddler trikes. These are conveniently located in the middle of the farm and surrounded by benches where parents can sit and watch. If the weather turns cold, you can always head indoors to Farmer James’ Fun Barn, a soft play equipped with all manner of slides. There is a separate toddler area and seating for parents but be warned, if it’s wet and windy out, it can get busy and there may not be room for buggies. There is a pleasant picnic area or you

could try the Wain House Tea Room for lunch or a snack. The Wain House is a beautiful 16th Century listed building and has been used as a filming location for Emmerdale, which at one time was shot in Esholt – The Woolpack is still there and attracts a great number of soap opera fans every year. Children are catered for at the tea room but we’ve found the food a little hit and miss – sometimes it’s lovely, sometimes not so much. St Leonard’s does have baby changing facilities but as you’d expect, they’re located in a converted outbuilding which can get a little chilly. One thing worth mentioning is the farm specialises in birthday parties for children aged between four and 16. As yet, I’ve not booked one for one of my three but I have watched groups of kids stomping around the farm with Farmer James and it always looks like great fun. The farm is open Tuesday to Sunday but do check the website prior to travelling and note that during low season some parts of the farm may be closed due to poor ground conditions. Admission is £4.50 for all visitors over the age of two and £1.95 for toddlers between the age of one and two. So, what are you waiting for? Inject some Springtime spirit with a visit to St Leonard’s Farm Park. By Elaine Jinks

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Features

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ovelists, poets and illustrators are gearing up for the seventh Huddersfield Literature Festival which this year promises to be a fantastic family event.

In previous years, the festival, which has been running since 2006, has attracted bestselling children’s authors such as Anne Fine. This year, the festival relaunches, following a brief break in 2012, with the support of Huddersfield’s own acclaimed novelist, Joanne Harris, author of fantasy novels “Runemarks” and “Runelight”, not to mention a host of titles for adults including the award-winning “Chocolat”, which was later adapted for the screen. The festival runs from March 14 to March 17 and Joanne will be making an appearance at Waterstones, New Street, Huddersfield, on March 16 from 10.30am to 11.30am. She is hosting a free storytelling

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event. “Children of all ages will enjoy our storytelling event and creative writing workshops, as well as the Manga afternoon, which celebrates the Japanese art and story form with stalls, art competitions and more. “In future years we plan to expand the festival and provide many more events, including more programming for children.” The creative writing workshops will be held from 1pm to 3pm on March 16 at West Building at the university and are aimed at five to nine-year-olds, 10 to 13-year-olds and 14 to 16-year-olds. The youngest group will work with author and poet, Dawn Rodgers on a “Making ©Jordan Smith Monsters” theme. The 10 to 13-year-olds will work with Rick Vanes, children’s author and writer for the Cbeebies show “Chuggington.” The older group will work with Annabel Pitcher, author of “My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece” and “Ketchup Cloud.” All workshops cost £5 and children aged between five and nine must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about the festival, prices and to book, visit www. litfest.org.uk.

which, since September last year, it has used to convert and equip an upstairs room at the pub for The Motherhub and its members. Regular meetings and drop-in sessions are held at the premises for both mums and dads and online The Motherhub supports over 300 members. Attendance can vary between two and 20 people but Katy claims the group offers an alternative to parents who are seeking help from like-minded people rather than professionals. On Tuesdays a parent and baby or toddler session is held between 3pm and 6pm, a similar session is held on Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm and on Wednesdays an advice and support drop-in session is held from 7pm to 9pm. The group also aims to support mums with weight loss issues on Saturdays at 10am and members can take part in a Sunday walking club. Plans for the future include introducing breast feeding support sessions. Katy said: “We are continuing to raise

funds to pay to convert the garage into a pram store.” The group plans to host a Spring craft fair on April 6 at Birchencliffe Village Hall, Huddersfield and on Easter weekend a pub crawl, following a famous route around Lindley and the surrounding area, will take place in association with Ruddi’s Retreat, a charity that provides respite holidays for families with seriously ill children. Funds are raised in a number of other ways including online auctions. The group is also among the first to sign up to a new coffee packaging recycling scheme run by TerraCycle, helping the environment and raising funds for The Motherhub with every unit of recycled material collected. “We would like to see a Motherhub in every town,” said Katy, “There are a couple of other charities that run something similar but there is nothing quite like The Motherhub.” For more information on The Motherhub, visit www.motherhub.org.

Meet The Motherhub

eing a mum or dad can be a daunting task whatever the age of your children.

But as a new parent, it can often be a struggle to know where to turn for advice or a friendly ear – something that Katy Livings found out when she moved to Lindley, Huddersfield, two years ago and took over the running of The Nightingale Bar and Dining Rooms on Acre Street with her partner, Chris Baird. Katy said: “My daughter, Molly, was two weeks old and I didn’t know any other mums, so we started to hold meetups in the pub. “We quickly realised everyone had some sort of issue to deal with whether it was suffering from post natal depression, financial worries, wanting to return to work or relationship problems. “We all thought it would be really nice if we could have somewhere for people to go for support.” As a result, the group applied for £10,000 of National Lottery funding

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session suitable for all ages in which she intends to explore the craft and demonstrate how she builds worlds in her writing. Later the same day she will be at St Paul’s Hall at the University of Huddersfield for the event, “Joanne Harris: In Conversation with James Nash.” She will be interviewed by the Yorkshire poet and former Reader in Residence for Kirklees Libraries at 7pm. Other family events include Huddersfield Manga Con 2013 on the same day between 12pm and 4pm at Quayside Hall at the university. The event is a celebration of all things Manga including Japanese culture, music, food, art and literature. It Joanne Harris will include stalls, a raffle, creative classes in Japanese calligraphy, Manga scripts and drawing, an art competition and a Cosplay contest which encourages visitors to dress up as Manga characters. Michelle Hodgson, Festival Director, said: “A vibrant literature festival is a positive thing for Huddersfield. We are delighted to be welcoming local bestselling authors such as Joanne Harris and Annabel Pitcher, as well as attracting names such as Kate Atkinson, Jeremy Dyson and Jodi Picoult to this year’s


LITERACY All information kindly supplied by:

The Children’s Bookshop 37-39 Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield 01484 658013

Children’s EASTER Reads

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inter is finally coming to an end which means it’s time to look forward to some fabulous Easter reads. Here, we take a peek at the best books for youngsters available this Spring.

Easter Reads The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd (£6.99) First published in America in 1942, The Runaway Bunny imagines all the different routes he might take to leave home, but his mother counters every one, showing him that she will always be there for him. It is a timeless classic exploring the theme of a mother’s love, suitable for any age.   The Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt, illustrated by Tim Jonke (£5.99)  The Three Trees, the original author of which is unknown, is a true folktale that tells how each tree will serve God in a special way. One becomes a manger, one a boat on Galilee and one becomes the cross. Thoughtful and celebratory, the book is carefully illustrated and will provoke discussion about Easter with children around the age of five. The Story of Easter by Fiona Boon, illustrated by Lara Ede (£4.99)  This is a simple retelling of the Easter story in short rhyming text with clear, positive pictures. The Story of Easter is a perfect introduction for small children from the age of three.

Jody’s Beans by Doyle Malachy, illustrated by Judith Allibone (£3.99) The book is perfect for Spring as Jody and her Granddad plant, tend to and wait for the beans to grow. All of Jody’s eager questions are met with the reply, “wait and see.” The beans are harvested and next year’s seeds collected. As an experienced gardener, Jody now also replies, “wait and see”, when asked how her crop is going. Suitable for readers aged four. A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld (£14.99) This would make a perfect present for a little one this Easter. As a beautifully produced hardback, the book uses the seasons as a frame to introduce animals, plants, insects, the sea and the weather in easily understood, short pieces. Superb pictures of cherry blossom, hares and nesting birds all help to convey the meaning of Spring.

Young Readers Tattybogle by Sandra Horn, illustrated by Ken Brown (£5.99) Tattybogle faces all weathers as a scarecrow with unrelenting cheerfulness. However, the raging storms of winter shreds his clothes and scatters his limbs to the wind, leaving only a stick stuck in the ground. Then nature works its magic, the seasons pass and the stick transforms into a beautiful tree. Suitable for readers aged five and above. Once-upon-a-Slime by Fiona Woodhead (£5.99) Is your child fascinated by slugs and bugs? Once-upon-a-Slime will tell you all you need to know and more. Highly interactive, with a free magnifying glass, this paperback could form the basis of a ‘slug safari’.

Fiona Woodhead, author of ‘Onceupon-a-Slime’, who is from Halifax, will be visiting Lindley Library and The Children’s Bookshop, Huddersfield, in the Spring.

NEWS

Staff from The Children’s Bookshop will be at the Huddersfield Literature Festival, supporting the Manga Con 2013, on Saturday March 16.

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