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Latest ‘Sensory Friendly’ release at Huddersfield’s Odeon Cinema

  Dimensions along with the Odeon Cinema Huddersfield offer monthly ‘sensory friendly’ cinema screenings of recent releases! What makes a screening sensory friendly? The lights will be on low The volume will be turned down There will be no trailers at … Continue reading

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Charity Sale on July 9th – Grab a bargain!!

Our post 16 social enterprise initiative – KromaZONE21 – are hosting a charity sale at the Greenfields Family Centre in Dalton, Huddersfield, to raise funds for their project. KromaZONE21 aims to give our young people meaningful work experience and expand … Continue reading

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Cliffe House adventure playground & cafe opening for school holidays.

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Huddersfield Town Ability Counts Programme – football for children with disabilities

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New Sports Club for Children with Disabilities in Kirklees

A new sports club for young people with disabilities (14+)  started  on Saturday 27 October at the Deighton Sports Arena offering two hours of sports activities from 12noon -2pm. The Flame Club will offer young people aged 14 years and over … Continue reading

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Me2 – Inclusive Youth Dance Company

MeshDance is a Leeds based innovative contemporary dance company that aims to challenge perceptions about dance and disability. Since September 2011, Me2 have performed at a variety of events including the West Yorkshire Youth Dance Platform and for Candoco’s Moving Bodies … Continue reading

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DSA launch WorkFit – connecting employers and employees.

  9 out of 10 people with Down Syndrome are unemployed. The same high proportion WANT to work. WorkFit is a new service which plans to turn the ‘supported employment’ concept on its head. If you are an employer or … Continue reading

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Pontefract Pirates – Organised football for people with a learning disability.

It’s Sunday, it’s 10am and we’re heading to Pontefract for our weekly training session with the fabulous Pontefract Pirates junior football team. The pirates are run under the wing of Pontefract Collieries Football Club from the White Rose Stadium on Beechnut … Continue reading

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Our BOK swimmers excel at City of Hull Special Olympics

Swimming for Borough Of Kirklees, Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group sent a twelve strong squad to the Special Olympics held in Hull on Saturday 3rd March. 16 squads competed including a team from the Netherlands. Each of our swimmers competed … Continue reading

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BOK swimming news

Congratulations to Joanne Kempley and Ben Sweeny who have achieved the qualifying times for selection to GB Team to compete in Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) World Championships 2012 to be held in Loano, Italy. Keep up the amazing … Continue reading

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Free cinema tickets for carers.

The Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA) in association with cinema companies and the Disability Rights Commission have introduced a new initiative, an ID card for those guests wishing to take advantage of our free ticket policy for companions. This card is … Continue reading

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Duke Of Edinburgh Awards

Congratulations to some of our young adults who passed their Duke Of Edinburgh Awards. A fantastic achievement.

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Up Club Theatre Trip

Members of the ‘Up Club’ – a weekly drama and communication sessions for older children with Down Syndrome, along with their families, had a day trip to see Annie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. This opportunity was made … Continue reading

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Junior Sports Academy Bradford

Disability Sport for the Youth in Bradford are pleased to announce a new Junior Sports Academy for Disabled People (8-18yrs) starting in January at NabWood Sports Centre. The Club will run every Saturday from 11am-1pm and will link in specifically … Continue reading

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BOK Swim Team

Massive congratulations to members of our swim team who were competing in the Special Olympics Regional Event in Harrogate this weekend! Many came away with medals and personal bests. Fantastic news – well done all of you!

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