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
STEPS - develop your confidence, improve your parenting skills, set personal goals, Fridays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room (starts 29.09.17)
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 Wednesdays, 9.30-12.00 noon, starting November 2nd. New members welcome. Contact Jan Siddall on 01484 431708 for more details.
Reading Friends Training - 4 week course. Train to become a Reading Friends volunteer, Mondays, 9.15am-12.15pm, Community Room (starts 6th November)
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
Christmas Craft Workshop - December 7th, 9.15-11.45am, in Community Room, making items to sell at our Christmas Fair.
Christmas Baking Workshops -December 14th, morning ,9.15-11.45am & afternoon sessions, 1.15-3.15pm (different activities) baking festive goodies to take home and to sell at Christmas Fair. Both sessions in the Community Room.
Christmas Cupcake Decorating - free one-off workshop, Monday December 18th, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room
New for 2018:
ESOL Classes (date and time TBC)
Family Links - 10 week parenting course, Thursdays, 10.00am - 12.00pm (starts January 11th 2018)
Come Dine with Us - cooking from scratch with a bit of maths & English thrown in. Competition in the last 2 sessions. Fridays, 9.30am-2.30pm, 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)
Please note that all classes take place in our Community Building (former Children's Centre), are free to attend and run during term time only.