At Hillside, we pride ourselves on providing excellent learning opportunities not just for the children in our local community, but the adults as well. We have established links with Kirklees College and other education providers, in order to provide free classes in a range of subjects.
Classes & Activities Currently on Offer:
Stay & Play - Tuesdays, 1.45-3.15pm, Nursery
Community Cards - Come along and help make greetings cards to sell for the Welcome Centre, Wednesdays, 12.30-3.00pm, Community Room (starts 20th September)
Under 5s Health Clinic - Wednesdays, 9.00-10.30am, Meeting Room in Hub
Coffee Morning - Fridays, 9.00-10.00am, Reception area in the Hub. Come along for a chat, free refreshments and make new friends
Family Links - Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am, Community Room. A 10 week course for parents to develop their skills, learn new strategies and develop confidence.
Adult Maths - work at your own level towards an accredited qualification accepted by employers, Tuesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College, starts 31st October
Adult English - work at your own level towards an accredited qualification accepted by employers, Wednesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College, starts 1st November.
Crafty Chatterers - an existing community group, which is re-locating to Castle Community Hub. Meet fortnightly on Thursdays, 1.00-3.00pm. New members welcome, £1.50 per session. Contact Jan Siddall on 01484 431708 for more details.
ESOL - assessments can be done in the Hub if you missed the initial assessment day, classes start January 24th, 9.15-11.45am
Step By Step - drop-in support and advice for anyone wanting to get back into work, or change their job, Thursdays, 3.30-5.30pm, Community Room
Come Dine with Us - cooking from scratch with a bit of maths & English thrown in. Competition in the last 2 sessions. Fridays, 9.15am-12.00pm, Community Room (starts 12th January 2018)
Family First Aid+ - Course covers all aspects of keeping safe and well, including family first aid, Mondays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room (starts January 15th)
Baking for the Family - learn how to make some family favourites, including cakes, biscuits and puddings. Also create your own cookbook. Tuesdays, 1.00-3.00pm for 5 weeks (starts February 27th)
Speakeasy - a course to help parents discuss 'difficult' issues with their children, in an age-appropriate way. Mondays, 1.00-3.00pm (starts February 26th)
Reducing Food Waste - a one-off practical workshop looking at planning meals and using up leftovers. Tuesday February 7th, 1.15-3.15pm. Further workshops planned in this series.
Please note that all classes take place in the Castle Community Hub (former Children's Centre), are free to attend and run during term time only.