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Green fingered Beth shortlisted for Young School Gardener of the Year

A green-fingered school pupil Todmorden High School is in the running to be named the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young School Gardener of the Year 2017.

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Pupils, teachers and Thomson Reuters staff gathered to celebrate the pupils hard work

Record number of entries for Thomson Reuters writing competition

The fifth annual Green Writing Competition at Calder High School, organised by Thomson Reuters’ Mytholmroyd office, has received more than 450 entries, the largest number of entries to date.

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Producing play: Pupils put together their production

On-stage learning to stay safe online

school pupils explored how to stay safe online when Konflux Theatre in Education visited with their “Play In A Day - Click Safe” production.

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West Yorkshire's third French Day will be held in Todmorden on Saturday

All things French in West Yorkshire at Todmorden venue on Saturday

ALLEZ! French Day is returning to West Yorkshire for a third year and this time around it takes place in Todmorden!

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Penelope Wilton and Geroge Costigan with poets from Beech Hill School at Halifax Square Chapel Arts Centre

Beech Hill school poets meet Downton star at Square Chapel

Year 5 and 6 students from Beech Hill School gathered with teachers and parents at the Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax this week to launch and read a collection of poems they themselves had written.

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Celebrating at Eureka! Nursery, rated "outstanding" by Ofsted

‘Outstanding’ nursery’s pride

Children and staff at Eureka! Nursery are celebrating it being rated as “outstanding” in a recent inspection by Ofsted.

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Birthday bubbles are in store at Eureka! in Halifax

Coming up...Eureka! is getting ready to party at 25th birthday bash in Halifax

There ain’t no party like a Eureka! party - and everyone’s invited to help Eureka! The National Children’s Museum celebrate its 25th by joining them for a BIG Birthday Bash on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, 2017.

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School life: Megan is a bronze champion

School life: Megan is a bronze champion

Megan, a Year 13 student, competed in Slovakia last weekend as part of the World Team Championships for table tennis. This was a class 4/5 event in which Megan managed to win a bronze award, making her part of one of the top 20 teams in the world rankings.

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Siddal Children's Centre Nursery is one of four in Calderdale now run by Halifax Opportunities Trust that has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

Charity-run nurseries are rated ‘outstanding’

Four Calderdale day nurseries that were taken over by the same charity have now been rated ‘outstanding’ by the education watchdog.

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School life: Meet Todmorden High’s debate club

School life: Meet Todmorden High’s debate club

Meet our very own, student led, debate club at Todmorden High School. I spoke to Cara, who is chairwoman of the club;

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First look at Calderdale’s new £8.6m schools

First look at Calderdale’s new £8.6m schools

A new primary school will be built in Halifax after an old one is demolished.

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Hebden Royd pupils put on their animal maskes and searched for endangered species in Ragley Woods

Record breaking wildlife walk

Two Calder Valley primary schools took part in creating a brand new Guinness World Record.

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Long March volunteers

School life: Calder High volunteers joined Long March

On Easter Sunday, 22 volunteers arrived at the YMCA in Halifax to embark on a 26.2 mile overnight walk to raise money for the Calder VI Overseas Projects 2017/18. 

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Jackie Griffiths, the new head teacher of Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation, left, Sarah Weller, head teacher of Hipperholme Grammar Junior School.

Historic Calderdale grammar school to merge under new plans

A Calderdale independent school with hundreds of years of history is merging its two sites under a new headteacher.

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The winning Calder High squad

School life: Victory for football champions

The Year nine Football team are the Calderdale Cup Champions after beating Brooksbank Sports College 2-0 at Brighouse Town Football Club.

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School life: Ooh la la! Fun in France for Hipperholme Grammar

School life: Ooh la la! Fun in France for Hipperholme Grammar

On Wednesday May 3, a coach departed from school with excited year seven and eight pupils on board, travelling to Northern France.

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Anthony Guise, head teacher at Calder High School

Report marks turnaround for Valley school

Rapidly improving.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd. Credit: Google Maps

Parents slam Mytholmroyd roadworks as exam season kicks off

Parents fear their children could miss important exams because of delays caused by roadworks.

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Anil Sarma

School that uses yoga and meditation to expand

AN INDEPENDENT school that uses daily meditation and yoga and is run democratically by its staff and students is expanding its provision.

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