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North Huddersfield, Fixby, Birkby, Lindley, Marsh, Edgerton, Bradley, Sheepridge and Surrounding Areas

DIARIES

For Pre-School and Out-of-School Activities

Out & About

Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate

News

New Forget Me Not Ambassadors Babes in the Wood

Crafty Kids

Make a Mother’s Day Brooch

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‘The Lost Bookshop’ By Adam Maxwell

Focus On

Parental Responsibility

Literacy

Pageturners Festival Latest Spring Books

Chosen Charity 2014

Spring 2014

Issue 7

For Local Parents, Carers & Kids

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very warm welcome to the Spring issue of The Scallymag – the first issue of 2014.

We’re very excited to announce that we will be supporting Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as our chosen charity for a second year running – you can catch up with what’s been happening at the charity’s headquarters, Russell House, on page seven. An exciting addition to The Scallymag is our brand new craft page – Crafty Kids – where we hope to be able to revive some old traditions such as sewing and knitting with your children. We’re very pleased to welcome Alison Lester of The Rose Garden, who shows us how to make a beautiful Mother’s Day brooch. With World Book Day, the Pageturners Festival and Huddersfield Literature Festival all taking place in March, we have a bumper literacy section. There’s a chance to win a free download of Adam Maxwell’s children’s book, ‘The Lost Bookshop’ and suggestions for some great spring and Easter reads from our friends at The Children’s Bookshop, Lindley. We go Out & About at Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate and bring you all the usual news, what’s on guide and diary pages. So, make a brew, put your feet up and enjoy the latest issue!

CONTENTS News Choral Workshop for Children Page 4 Shabang! New DVD - ‘All At Sea’ Forget Me Not’s Latest Ambassadors Out & About Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate Page 5 Crafty Kids Make a Mother’s Day Brooch

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Charity 2014 Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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Diary Pages Pre-school Diary Page 8 Out of School Diary Page 10 What’s On Page 11 Focus On Makin Dixon - Parental Responsibility

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News Babes in the Wood

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Literacy Pageturners Festival Bookstart Scheme Win - ‘The Lost Bookshop’ The Children’s Bookshop Reviews

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Contact us

To discuss and book advertising space, ideas for future articles or just to let us know what you think of the magazine, please get in touch by any of the following means: 0 11 Church St, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3NF 8 elaine@thescallymag.co.uk  07976 707415 / 01484 722 662 R www.thescallymag.co.uk/huddersfield/ The Scallymag (North Huddersfield) @ScallymagHudds

Front cover Many thanks to Meredith Stanbury, aged three, of Kiddie Cats Pres-School at St Philip’s Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield for creating our beautiful Easter themed Spring front cover picture. She receives a very special Scallymag certificate and voucher for her fantastic effort. Editor: Elaine Jinks-Turner Lay-out & Design: Gary Turner Publishing: The Scallymag Distribution: Many thanks to all schools, groups and other businesses that help with the distribution of The Scallymag® Special Thanks: To all advertisers whose contribution ensures the magazine can be distributed free-of-charge Editorial & Advertising: Elaine Jinks-Turner Photography: © Gary Turner Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to ensure the information contained in this magazine is true, accurate and fair, the publisher cannot take any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions, or for events arising from the use of this information. Any statements or opinions given in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher and no products and services mentioned in articles or adverts are officially endorsed by them. © The Scallymag ® 2012 All content of this magazine is copyright. No part of it may be reproduced by any means or in any form without written permission from the publisher. The Scallymag® is a registered trademark of Catalyze Enterprises Ltd.

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NEWS CHILDREN WARM UP THEIR VOCAL CHORDS FOR BRADFORD CATHEDRAL

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HILDREN from 20 primary schools have taken part in a choral workshop hosted by Hipperholme Grammar School.

The 94 pupils in years three, four and five were led by Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Music, Alex Woodrow. They learned to sing in rounds and practised a mini-anthem, a hymn and a Latin chant. Following the workshop at the school at Bramley Lane, Hipperholme, children performed before their families at Bradford Cathedral. Mr Woodrow said: “It was fantastic to see such a strong interest in singing among primary school children in the region and very affirmative to see how much material the children managed to rehearse, prepare and perform in such a short space of time to a full and appreciative cathedral.” There were performances from sixth form students at Hipperholme Grammar School, Bradford Cathedral choristers and other school choirs culminating in a rendition of ‘Sing’ penned by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Bradford Cathedral recruits choristers as probationers from age seven upwards. A choral scholarship is awarded to children applying for a place in year seven at Hipperholme Grammar.

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NEW DVD SEES SHABANG “ALL AT SEA”

heatre company, Shabang, has created a new DVD featuring children with additional needs.

The film, “Reg & Bet – All At Sea”, is Kim Reuter and Russ Elias’ response to the under-representation of people with additional needs on our screens, whether as actors or presenters. The duo, who formed the Lottery funded Shabang at The Watershed, Bridge Street, Slaithwaite, wanted to bridge the gap, so wrote the light-hearted musical, starring a pair of rag and bone merchants and featuring a cast of actors with Down’s Syndrome, autism, learning disabilities and other profound and complex needs. Kim said: “Our work is overwhelmingly popular with both families and schools – by transferring it to a digital media, we aim to reach a wider audience, celebrate the diversity of our fantastic children and young people and illustrate how we are all equally different.” The pace of the DVD, with its repetition and use of Makaton signs, helps to create a unique viewing experience which is memorable, educational and fun. The DVD, which costs £12.99, is available from www.shabang. org.uk, Amazon or by ringing 01484 848073.

NEW AMBASSADORS FOR FORGET ME NOT

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orget Me Not Children’s Hospice has appointed two new ambassadors entrepreneur, Graham Leslie and ITN newsreader, Nina Hossain. Both from Huddersfield, the pair are already keen supporters of the charity with Graham recently funding the hospice’s legacy campaign and Nina helping to launch last year’s tea party campaign on Yorkshire Day. Peter Branson, chief executive of the hospice, said: “We are thrilled that both Graham Leslie and Nina Hossain have accepted our invitation to become ambassadors of our charity.

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“They are both already extremely passionate and supportive of the work that we do. Their role as ambassadors will be to champion our cause and continue to support specific campaigns and events to help us build awareness and reach out to more families who need our help.” They join the charity’s existing ambassadors, Paralympic gold medalist, Hannah Cockroft MBE and British racing car driver, Daniel Lloyd. Graham said: “It is very important that Nina and I have come together to hopefully enhance what is the charity’s story, to promote the great work and the inspiration from the whole team at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.”

Nina added: “There are 700 families that could benefit from the care and support from the charity and we need to make them aware of the help that is available to them.”


OUT & ABOUT Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate Styal, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 4LA TEL 01625 527468 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

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uarry Bank Mill is one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage

Nestled in Wilmslow in the Cheshire countryside, it’s hard to believe that this picturesque place was once home to the beating heart of British industry. But, in many ways, Samuel Greg, the man responsible for the building of Quarry Bank Mill had a vision not unlike that of industrialist Titus Salt, famed for building Salts Mill and the surrounding village of Saltaire. In 1784, Greg realised his vision and built a whole community surrounding Quarry Bank Mill, including a village for the workers, the Apprentice House, which still stands, and beautiful landscaped gardens. The cotton empire grew and the site remained with the Greg family until 1939 when it was donated to the National Trust. We spent the day at Quarry Bank Mill with our three children but only managed a glimpse of the vast estate. As it was a warm spring day and we had two boisterous toddlers with us, we made the most of the outdoors and wandered in the gardens and woodland before ending our day in the natural play area. However, our eldest son, Jonathan,

aged 10, would have just as happily spent hours investigating the Apprentice House, which used to house the pauper children who worked at the mill – particularly since viewing Freda Kelsall’s ‘How We Used to Live’ series, a programme I remember from my own school days. The Apprentice House has been reconstructed so that it resembles as closely as possible how it would have been in the Victorian era. Visitors can take a guided tour and learn about the children’s education, medical treatments, living conditions and diet. Tickets for the tour are timed and must be purchased on the day of visiting. In the mill, you can watch live demonstrations of hand spinning and weaving and of the Flying Shuttle and Spinning Jenny, which were used to turn cotton into a usable thread. Demonstrators also operate up to four noisy looms but at its height, the mill used to house a total of 310. Quarry Bank Mill has lots to offer families and regularly hosts events specifically for kids. From April 18 to April 21, the estate will hold an Easter Weekend Eggstravaganza which will include a Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt plus games and activities on the Mill Meadow. A Victorian May Day will also be celebrated on May 5 with dressing up,

live music, a Punch and Judy show and a traditional Maypole. Free adventure scrapbooks are available for children at the Ticket and Information Office – a great way for them to record their adventures and tracker packs are also available to look for wildlife in the gardens – our children had great fun with these! The Mill Café is typical of all National Trust properties and specialises in using locally sourced, seasonal produce. For kids, a 50 things lunchbox is available,, supporting the Trust’s ’50 Things’ campaign to get children outdoors and exploring the natural world. Once they’ve coloured the lunchbox in and cut out a postcard, they can turn it into a plant box with cress seeds included. Baby changing facilities are available and baby slings or infant carriers can be loaned. These may be more suitable if you’re planning to investigate the buildings. To visit the whole property, family tickets can be purchased for £35 but if you don’t think you’ll manage to get round it all, you can buy tickets for the mill only or Apprentice House. See the website for full details of pricing and opening times. By Elaine Jinks

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elcome to our brand new art and craft page. The page will become a regular feature in The Scallymag with fantastic ideas of things to sew, knit and make, either on your own or with the kids!

In this issue we welcome Alison Lester of The Rose Garden, a small business based in Brighouse specialising in homemade crafts, bunting, jewellery and gifts. Alison shows us in a few simple steps how to make a Mother’s Day brooch. We’re also delighted to be featuring our friends Helen Robinson and Sophie Bebb, better known as recycling duo, fairandfunky. They show us how to make a mobile. We’d love to know what you think of our new craft page and what craft you would like to see here. Why not send an email with your thoughts to elaine@ thescallymag.co.uk

Make a Mother’s Day Fabric Flower Brooch Make this beautiful fabric flower brooch with only a few resources, suitable for those with little or no sewing experience, for a gorgeous Mother’s Day present. Find out more about The Rose Garden at www.facebook.com/therosegardenuk

Method

Draw round the top of a cup onto the fabric 6 times and then cut the circles out with the scissors. Take a circle of fabric and fold in half, then half again to make a quarter. Sew a running stitch along the curved outer edge and then do this another 5 times, each time onto the same length of thread. When all 6 circles have been sewn pull the thread tight until the fabric forms the petals of the flower. Stitch the petals together where they meet, and secure the rest of the petals with another few stitches so that the flower shape is formed. Take a small circle of felt or thicker fabric (approximately the size of a 10p piece) and sew it to the back of your flower over the middle, this will give you something more substantial to sew the button to and to also attach the flower to the pin. Next, sew the button to the front of the flower, attaching it through onto the small circle on the back. Lastly attach the pin to the back of the flower, and you have a lovely flower brooch!

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Fabric Pen Thread Needle Scissors Button Small circle of felt or thick fabric Something round to use as a stencil (a cup is ideal) • A brooch or safety pin

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his simple mobile is very easy to make and can include flowers, stars, cats, birds, dinosaurs, fish or even teapots!

You will need: Cardboard packaging or old greetings cards, scissors, glue, string, beads and a pencil.

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Method: Choose the length of your mobile. If you want three shapes then you’ll need to draw your chosen shape on the cardboard and cut out three of each side. Glue one side of your shape, placing string down the middle and place the other template on top. Repeat this for each of your shapes along the string. When finished add beads to the bottom or make your own from recycled paper. Find out more about recycled craft workshops at www.fairandfunky.com


FORGET ME NOT CHILDREN’s HOSPICE

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OUR CHARITY FOR 2014

he Scallymag is delighted to announce that for a second year it will be supporting the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as its chosen charity for 2014.

The charity, based at Russell House, Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield, helps children with life limiting conditions and their families in West Yorkshire. Ryan Grint, marketing and PR assistant at the hospice, said: “Our focus is to do everything we can to make children happier and more fulfilled while they are with us, however long or short that may be and to give support to their families.” Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports families through its hospice at home service and from December 2012, care and respite has also been offered within the hospice itself, which was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice in June 2013. To operate, the hospice needs to raise £2.8 million each year but with less

than five per cent of that figure coming from government funding, the charity increasingly needs to look to ordinary individuals for help. More than 80 children and their families are now cared for by the hospice which in turn has led to an increase in the number of care staff needed at Russell House over the past 12 months. There are many ways in which you can help to support the work of the hospice, from providing quality goods to one of its 10 stores, signing up for a charity bike ride or run or hosting your own fundraising event. Businesses can also lend their support to the charity by signing up to become a ‘99er’ – where 99p a day is donated to the hospice or they can offer support in other ways such as The Scallymag. Elaine Jinks-Turner, editor of The Scallymag, said: “By choosing the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as our charity for 2014, we hope to help not only raise the charity’s profile but encourage our readers to organise events to raise the vital funds needed for the hospice to continue

supporting poorly children and families in West Yorkshire.” The Scallymag offers over £2,000 worth of free advertising space to its chosen charity each year, free use of its skilled photographer for events and a percentage of the profits from the Winter issue of the magazine. Elaine said: “Just like the hospice, The Scallymag is at the very heart of the Huddersfield community it serves. “We sincerely hope that by reaching out to our many thousands of readers, both in the magazine and through our website, we can help to support the important work being done by the valuable hospice staff and help the charity to build on its many successful fundraising projects throughout 2014.”

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PRE-SCHOOL DIARY

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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

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

Wake Up In Wonderland 9.00 – 12.30 Wonderland Play Gym, New Street, Slaithwaite 07790 427609

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bongo Beats 9.30 – 10.30 Woodlands Play Gym, Knowle Lane, Meltham 01484 851122

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

Rhyme Time 10.45 – 11.15 Lindley Library & Information Centre 01484 222172

Little Ninjas 10.00 – 10.45 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Street, Off Chapel Hill, Huddersfield 07738 208586 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

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

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

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

Little Tiddlers 10.30 – 1.00 Shabang Theatre, The Watershed, Bridge Street, Slaithwaite 01484 848073

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

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

Cathedral Mice Parent & Popkidz Toddler Group 9.30 – 10.30 Popkidz, 41a Westbourne Road, 9.30 – 11.30 Cathedral House, St Thomas Marsh, Huddersfield Road, Huddersfield 07581 191537 01484 514088

Babes & Tots Featuring Bongo Beats 9.30 – 11.00 The Zone, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield 01484 484189

Cathedral Mice Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.30 12.30 – 2.30 Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield 01484 514088

Sticky Angels Parent & ToddlerBuzz About Parent & Toddler Group Group 9.45 – 11.45 10.00 – 12.00 Lockwood Baptist Church, Birkby & Fartown Community Lockwood Road, Lockwood, Centre Wasps Nest Road, Huddersfield Birkby, Huddersfield 01484 548423 01484 420386 Jubilee Melody Makers Parent & Toddler Group 9.45 – 11.45 Huddersfield Community Church Jubilee Centre, Market Street, Paddock, Huddersfield 01484 551551

Wake Up In Wonderland 9.00 – 12.30 Wonderland Play Gym, New Street, Slaithwaite 07790 427609

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

Songbirds 9.45 Longwood Mechanics Hall, Longwood Gate, Huddersfield 07751 519699 Birth - walking

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

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

Bongo Beats 10.00 Thongsbridge Tennis Club, Miry Lane, Holmfirth 01484 687160

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

St Matthew’s Parent & Toddler Group 9.30 – 11.15 St Matthew’s Parish Centre, Rastrick, Brighouse 07779 154126

Birch Forest School Babes in the Wood 9.45 – 11.45 Upper Mill Wood, Slaithwaite 07980 898113

Jubilee Melody Makers Parent & Toddler Group 9.45 – 11.45 Huddersfield Community Church Jubilee Centre, Market Street, Paddock, Huddersfield 01484 551551

Songbirds 9.30 Wonderland Play Gym, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield 07751 519699

St John the Divine Parent & Jo Jingles Toddler Group 9.40 9.45 – 11.15 Waring Green Community St John the Divine Church Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse Hall, St John Street, Rastrick, 01422 820425 Brighouse 2+ yrs 01484 713386

Babyballet (Tiny Toes) 9.45 – 10.20 Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 329471 18 months – 3 yrs

Bongo Beats 10.00 Safari Sam’s Play Gym, Honley 01484 667383

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

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 10.00 Wonderland Play Gym, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield 07983 581349

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

Birch Forest School Babes in the Wood 12.45 – 2.45 Upper Mill Wood, Slaithwaite 07980 898113

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

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

Baby Ballroom 9.00 Tristan Dance Studios, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield 01484 300136 / 07788444555 2 – 5 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

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

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

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

Tiny Tots Ballet Melody Dads 10.30 9.45 - 11.45 3rd Sat of the month KT Dance, Lindley Methodist Jubilee Centre, Market Street Church, Huddersfield Paddock 07733447807 Huddersfield 3+ yrs 01484 551551

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

Mini Moovers 11.00 – 11.45 Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton Road, Huddersfield 01484 221799 3 – 5 yrs

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


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

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

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

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

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

Mums n Chums 1.00 – 3.00 Huddersfield YMCA, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook

St Stephen’s Church Parents, Carers, Toddlers & Babes Group 1.00 – 3.00 St Stephen’s Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, info@ststephenslindley.org.uk

Trinity Tiddlers Parent & Toddler Group 1.30 – 3.00 Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Huddersfield 01484 426784

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Clinic 4.00 – 6.00 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield 01484 234231

Songbirds 1.00 Woodlands Play Gym, Knowle Lane, Meltham 07751 519699 Birth - walking

Babes & Tots feat. Bongo Beats 1.15 – 2.45 The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield 01484 484189

Young Parents Group 1.30 - 3.00 Chestnut Children’s Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield 01484 234231

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

Little Tiddlers 10.30 – 1.00 Shabang Theatre, The Watershed, Bridge Street, Slaithwaite 01484 848073

Jo Jingles (Jingle Toddlers) Crafty Lot 10.40 12.00 – 14.00 Waring Green Community Packhorse Gallery, Huddersfield Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse 01422 820425 Walking – 2 yrs

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

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

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

Jo Jingles (Jingle Babies) Babyballet (Mini Movers) 11.40 12.15 – 12.50 Waring Green Community Fizzy Lizard, Folly Hall, Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse Cathedral House, Huddersfield 01422 820425 01422 329471 Walking – 2 yrs 3 – 4 yrs

Gledholt Toddlers Parent & Little Ninjas Toddler Group 2.00 – 2.45 1.15 – 3.00 Active Bodies Centre, Chapel Gledholt Methodist Church, Street, Off Chapel Hill, Edgerton Grove Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield Huddersfield 07738 208586 01484 641698 Under 4s

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

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

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

Pyjama Drama (Rainbows) 11.15 – 12.00 Active Bodies, Chapel Street, Huddersfield 0844 310 4921 2 and a half – 5 yrs

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

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Babyballet (Tiny Toes) Tots Stage Class 12.15 – 12.50 12.45 – 1.30 National Children’s Centre, Brian The Audrey Spencer School Jackson House, 2 New North of Dance, Unit 3 Fairfield Parade, Huddersfield Mills, Queen Street South, 01422 329471 Huddersfield 18 months – 3 yrs 01484 303358 / 07983 419570 3 – 5 yrs

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

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

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

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

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OUT OF SCHOOL DIARY

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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 4.30 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) 6.30 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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

Dates for your Diary Fairandfunky Fairtrade Family Fun Day March 9, 10.00 – 3.00 Holmfirth Market Pageturners Children’s Book Festival Finale March 15 University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield Day Out With Thomas March 15 & 16 Kirklees Light Railway Tickets: 01484 865727

Easter Egg’citement April 19 Queensgate Market, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield & Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield Fairandfunky SCRAPtastic Workshop May 1, 10.00 – 2.00 Holmfirth Market Commemorative Crafts May 3, 10.00 The CraftWorkshop, 70a Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield

The Brothers Grimm March 22, 11.00 – 2.00 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield Tickets: 01484 430528 Fairandfunky SCRAPtastic Workshop April 3, 10.00 – 2.00 Holmfirth Market

Greenhead Park Art Club May 10, 1.00 Greenhead Park Community Rood, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield Holmfirth Festival of Folk May 10

Spring Craft Fair April 12, 10.00 – 12.30 Rastrick Library

Day Out With Thomas May 17 & 18 Kirklees Light Railway Tickets: 01484 865727

Greenhead Park Art Club April 12, 1.00 Greenhead Park Community Rood, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Jack and the Beanstalk May 27, 11.00 & 2.00 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield Tickets: 01484 430528

The Three Little Pigs April 17, 12.15, 2.00 & 3.45 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield Tickets: 01484 430528

Fairandfunky SCRAPtastic Workshop June 5, 10.00 – 2.00 Holmfirth Market

Miniature Railway at Easter April 18 – 21, 1.00 – 4.00 Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Dream Catchers Family Club 2.00 – 4.30 Shabang Theatre, The Watershed, Bridge Street, Slaithwaite 01484 848073

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

Saturday Sailing Club 2.30 – 5.00 Scammonden Water Sailing Club, Old Vicarage, Scammonden, Huddersfield 07805 630062

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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FOCUS ON PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY – DO YOU HAVE IT?

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eing a parent and having parental responsibility may sound the same but they are in fact two very different things. Sophie Bentham, paralegal at Makin Dixon Solicitors, Queen Street, Huddersfield, explains.

According to the Children Act 1989, parental responsibility includes ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property’. If you have parental responsibility, you are the person who makes the significant decisions regarding the child’s life such as decisions about their education, general health and wellbeing. In law, a child’s birth mother automatically has parental responsibility. For example, a woman who gives birth to a child that has been conceived through assisted reproduction, but is not genetically related to the child, is deemed to be the child’s mother. The courts are more concerned with

the emotional bond between a mother and child as opposed to the genetic bond. It has been held that the genetic link is irrelevant in establishing motherhood in the legal sense. However, the law relating to whether or not a father has parental responsibility is much more complex. A father will obtain parental responsibility if he is married to the mother of the child, is registered as the father on the child’s birth certificate, enters into a Parental Responsibility Agreement with the mother or obtains a Parental Responsibility Order or Residence Order. There has been much debate as to whether fathers should automatically obtain parental responsibility in the same way that mothers do. However, the law appears to take the stance that a father requires approving before he can obtain responsibilities which will ultimately affect the course of a child’s upbringing and future. Unfortunately, problems within families do arise and parents who share parental responsibility for a child can come into conflict when making important life decisions, such as where the

TINY TOTS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD

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ARENTS have praised an educational movement and music class for preschool children.

The half hour Tiny Ballet and Tiny Tap classes, which take place on Tuesday at Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, are designed to encourage children to enjoy the benefits of song and dance from a young age. One parent, Mel Morgan, said: “Heulwen is enjoying Tiny Ballet and tap classes. I see her having lots of fun, making friends and enjoying herself every week, especially since she has had her uniform and ballet and tap shoes.” Claire Roberts, said: “My daughter loves these sessions with a fantastic teacher. The perfect introduction to rhythm and movement in an environment which installs confidence from the outset.” The sessions, aimed at children aged between two and five, provide a fun, safe and caring environment in which they can express themselves. For more information on classes and sessions available, please contact Huddersfield Sports Centre on 01484 223630.

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child should live. At Makin Dixon Solicitors, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services to deal with situations in relation to parental responsibility. We offer a free legal aid assessment for every client and also have a range of fixed fee packages. For more information or to speak with an experienced family law solicitor, call 01484 515993.


NEWS BABES IN THE WOOD

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ith spring right around the corner (I hope), there is no better time to get little ones out enjoying nature.

Babes in the Wood, a Lottery funded project, running in Slaithwaite in the Colne Valley offers the perfect opportunity to do just that. Alan Scully and his wife Lisa, of Birch Forest Schools, set up the project via Marsden and Slaithwaite Renaissance to work with families in improving access to the outdoors. Following its success, a Babes in the Wood community group was formed in October 2012 and the not for profit organisation now applies for funding to support work in outdoor play, nature awareness, skills acquisition, personal development, community participation and health and wellbeing. Alan said: “This is an exciting time for us as we are currently waiting on our

registration as a charity with the Charity Commission. “We will then be signing the lease on a piece of land which will also allow us to run growing projects.” Activities include shelter building, storytelling, games, basic campfire activities, environmental awareness and making things such as woodland jewellery or artwork. The sessions, for children up to the age of eight, run on Thursday and Friday mornings from 9.45am to 12.45pm and

on alternate Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm. Holiday provision is also offered and bushcraft sessions for children up to 12-years-old are also available. A spokeswoman for Slaithwaite Playgroup and Toddlers Organisation, who has attended the sessions and works in partnership with the initiative, said: “The children involved have gained confidence throughout their outdoor activities. They have improved their ability to explore and experiment with natural materials, becoming comfortable with getting dirty and wet. “The parents and carers involved have also improved in confidence, not only with exploration of the outdoors environment, but also in letting their children explore, climb and get dirty.” It costs £3 per person and a hot drink is provided for all attendees. Groups are limited to around 20 people and an overall group ratio of one adult to two children is maintained. Weekly sessions can be booked via an automated page at https:// bookwhen.com/babesinthewood or you can keep up to date with Babes in the Wood at https://www.facebook.com/ BabesInTheWoodCommunityGroup.

NEW CHILDREN’S SHOP FOR LINDLEY

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ickety Boo Childrenswear has set up shop in Lindley.

The well-known stockist of designer children’s labels has moved from France Hill, Honley, Holmfirth to Lidget Street, directly opposite Pie Children’s Shoes. The store caters for children from birth to 12 years and houses a range of labels including Joules, Catimini and No Added Sugar. Proprietor, Helen Downend said: “Lindley can now offer you the one stop shop for something that extra special for your littlies. “Come and browse our new collections or take a look in the new sale and agency room.” You can also visit the shop online at www. ticketyboochildrenswear.co.uk.

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LITERACY

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PAGETURNERS FESTIVAL 2014

he first children’s literature festival for Calderdale and Kirklees is set to take place in March.

Beginning on March 7, there will be a week full of events in schools, libraries and town halls culminating in a spectacular celebration of literature at the University of Huddersfield on March 15. The day will include storytelling, street theatre, workshops with authors including Annabel Pitcher and Paul Dowswell as well as craft sessions. Jane Mellers, development librarian at Kirklees Library and Information Service, said: “We are very excited about Pageturners as it is the first children’s book festival to be held in our area. “It begins with two World Book Day quizzes held in Kirklees and Calderdale for school teams. On the weekend of March 8 and 9, there will be launch events at Eureka Museum in Halifax. “This will be followed by a week of visits by authors into schools across both local authorities.” Pageturners is the result of a unique collaboration between Kirklees Council, Calderdale Council, the University of Huddersfield, Reading Matters, Kirklees and Calderdale Children’s Book Group and Eureka with support from First Trans Pennine and Northern Rail. Tickets for the grand finale are £10 for a family of five or £3 for individuals and can be purchased by ringing 01484 223200. Pageturners coincides with Huddersfield Literature Festival 2014, which runs from March 6 to March 16. It will once again feature the popular Manga Con on March 8 – a day-long event celebrating all things Manga including Japanese culture, music, food, art and literature. There are a number of other events suitable for families such as storytelling sessions and a performance by Annapurna Indian Dance, ‘Tales from Mystic India’ on March 12.

WIN FOR WORLD BOOK DAY

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o celebrate World Book Day on March 6, we’re giving 10 lucky readers the chance to win a free download of Adam Maxwell’s brand new children’s book, ‘The Lost Bookshop’.

Adam is the acclaimed author of the ‘Defective Detective’ series but turned his hand to children’s fiction after failing to find enough strong, positive female characters in the books he read to his daughter. ‘The Lost Bookshop – The Mystery of the Missing Monkey’ tells the magical story of Nina, who likes to help out at her aunt and uncle’s bookshop. When Uncle Bill finds a hidden room behind a dusty bookshelf in a forgotten corner of the shop, Nina knows she simply must investigate. With her best friend, Ivy, and a boy named Oswald, she is transported on a fantastical journey to Cornelius’ Circus Spectacular, where the three children are charged with solving the mystery of the missing monkey and saving the circus! With the big finale looming the children must question the circus

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Festival Director Michelle Hodgson said: “This year the festival has even more to offer with at least 25 events at around a dozen venues across Huddersfield, including several at the University of Huddersfield.” For a full list of events at Pageturners visit www.pageturners. hud.ac.uk and for the Huddersfield Literature Festival visit www. litfest.org.uk.

GET READING WITH BOOKSTART

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ARENTS across Kirklees are being reminded to pick up free Bookstart packs from libraries and health visitors.

Bookstart, a government funded scheme co-ordinated by the charity, Booktrust, has distributed over 40 million books to more than eight million children nationwide since it began in 1992. Free book packs are available to children when they are born and again when they reach the age of three. A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said: “Sharing books with your child is one of the most important activities you can do. It’s a great way to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. “Local libraries provide an opportunity to engage with other families at vibrant and fun community events and a place to find everything you need to share books, stories and rhymes with your child.” For more information visit www.bookstart.org.uk.

performers, from Wallace the lion to Sadie the bearded lady and from the monkey crew to Doctor Dick the duck. ‘The Lost Bookshop’ is an exciting rollercoaster of a story sure to capture children’s imaginations and leave them desperate for just one more chapter. To be in with a chance of winning one of 10 free downloads of ‘The Lost Bookshop’, all you have to do is answer the following question correctly and send your answer with your name, email address and telephone number to elaine@thescallymag.co.uk or The Scallymag, 11 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3NF by the closing date, Friday March 28.

Question: In ‘The Lost Bookshop’, the three children are charged with solving the mystery of what? The book is available as an ebook for all devices via www.touchscreentales.com. For more information about Adam’s work, visit www.adammaxwell.com. 


LITERACY All information kindly supplied by:

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

H Children’s SPRING Reads

ere are the latest recommendations from our friends at The Children’s Bookshop. From spring books, which look at the changing of the seasons, to traditional texts that tell the Easter story and fun reads with a simple message, we’re sure you’ll find something your children will love.

Spring Reads

Fun Reads

Pip and Posy – The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler (£5.99) ‘Pip and Posy – The Big Balloon’ is the perfect book to reenact with your children on a spring walk. All you need is a balloon and a tub of bubble mix, so that when the balloon inevitably bursts, the bubbles can take to the air.

Meet the Parents by Peter Bentley and Sara Ogilvie (£6.99) ‘Meet the Parents’ is a wonderful, sly take on the positive aspects of parenting. It has minimal words but joyous pictures depicting the parents fulfilling their endless duties – something we can all relate to.

Tattybogle by Ken Brown and Sandra Horn (£5.99) More ambitious parents might like to make a scarecrow to bring Tattybogle to life. Nearly 20 years old, this delightful picture book takes the reader through the seasons and the year with lots to learn about nature on the way.

Dot by Randi Zuckerberg and Joe Berger (£6.99) Meet Dot, who knows everything about electronic devices, but is clever enough to look beyond the digital world to all the exciting things waiting to be explored.

Easter Reads My First Story of Easter by Tim Dowley (£1.99) This book uses very few words to tell the story of Jesus. It will act as a brief introduction to the meaning of Easter for children about to start school. The Easter Story by Antonia Jackson (£5.99) This book offers a longer text but is illustrated with attractive pictures giving an account of what happened to Jesus. It will adequately prepare children on the cusp of going to school.

It’s A Book by Lane Smith (£5.99) ‘It’s A Book’ explores similar territory to ‘Dot’, showing how wonderful books are even though they cannot text, blog, scroll or tweet. Little Big Mouth by Jeanne Willis and Lydia Monks (£6.99) ‘Little Big Mouth’ is an original mix and match book in which a rude monster learns the error of his ways. There is much flicking back and forth – great fun and the authors are renowned for their marvellous picture books.

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Exhibition of original drawings from Pirates ‘n’ Pistols, the award winning children’s book by Chris Mould. Book signing Saturday 25 January at 2pm

Bankfield Museum, Halifax 25 January to 26 April 2014 Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

Admission Free

www.calderdale.gov.uk Tel:01422 352334 Boothtown Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 6HG. calderdale.museums.supporters @calderdalem

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