Could you be a Reading Friend in Newsome? Training is available

Are you interested in becoming a Reading Friend for a local school? Hillside Primary School, Newsome Junior School and Berry Brow Infants School are looking for new Reading Friends.

Reading Friends is a paired reading project which involves adult volunteers giving up an hour of their time per week to read with pupils in Kirklees schools.  During the hour, volunteers will support two pupils for the duration of a term (on average, 8 to 10 weeks).

Training is available, which generally takes place across 4 weeks (one morning per week). Volunteers will also be given advice about how to complete safeguarding courses online.

The training is free to participants who are aged 19+ and who are not employed by the school.This includes parents, relatives and community members.

If you’re interested in putting your name on the list for training please contact Helen Scally at Castle Community Hub:

Email: castlecommunityhub@kirkleeseducation.uk or call 07578 044989.

The training will go ahead if 10 people volunteer.

National Careers Service

An adult careers adviser, who can see anyone aged 19 years and above, is available every Tuesday during term-time at Castle Community Hub. We can support you with CV’s, job searching, application forms and interview support, finding the right course for you, career route information etc. To make an appointment ring 01917 314750.

Get Together Christmas Lunch

The Get Together lunches at Castle Community Hub are for older people in our community to come together, chat and enjoy lunch together. Join us for Christmas lunch on Friday 7th December 2018 from 12 noon.

Please call the hub on 07578 044 989 to let us know if you would like come come along (there are limited spaces so it’s important that we know you’re coming).

At Castle Community Hub, Headfield Road, Newsome (next to Hillside Primary School).

Castle Community Hub Open Day

Castle Community Hub are having an Open Day on Wednesday 19th September 2018 form 2pm to 5pm. It’s a chance for you to come along and find out what we’ve got going on. There will be family fun with a bouncy castle, face painting and ‘Stay and Play’ for children. There will be chance to chat with course tutors about their courses and free refreshments for everyone.

Call 07578 044989 if you would like to find out more or visit our website:

Castle Community Hub

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