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Reflecting on the last six months of Active Calderdale: March 2021 Progress Report

Thursday 1st April 2021

Twice a year Dr. Alexandra Potts, our Evaluation Lead at Active Calderdale, reports back to Sport England on the learnings, progress, and challenges we have experienced with the Process Evaluation Report. It is a point of reflection and an opportunity to help shape the next six months and the direction that we take. Read more about the contents of the report, and download the key findings, executive summary and full report below.

Supporting our children and young people to stay active through COVID-19

Thursday 18th March 2021

Being active is one of the best things we can do for our physical and mental health, it helps us to be happier, healthier and it improves our concentration levels too! That’s why we’ve partnered with Healthy Futures Calderdale to create some simple, fun and free ways to keep children active. 

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Active at Home: A guide to staying active

Thursday 11th March 2021

Active Calderdale have made a booklet available for anyone who needs a little extra help getting active at home.

As we all continue to stay at home as much as possible to help protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our NHS, it can be harder to build active into our normal everyday routines. That's why this guide has been developed to support the residents of Calderdale to stay physically active and healthy at home.

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Running Aunties - Our Story

Monday 15th February 2021

By Bernadette, Tahreen and Shahnaz, Co-founders of Running Aunties  

"At first, I couldn’t run, I could only walk. I was unsure about running but I was told we could walk and build up to running. I couldn’t believe it when I completed the 0 to 5K programme." - Tahreen

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Our February 2021 Walking Workshop

Thursday 11th February 2021

On the 1st of February we held our first walking workshop. Walking, plodding, strolling, stomping or in some cases rolling; whatever you do and prefer to call it, our workshop was set up so that residents can help us to make it easier for everyone in Calderdale to take that first step out of their doorway.

We believe that walking is the activity with the highest potential to be built into the everyday lives of Calderdale residents. Our workshop was set up to:

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Take Ten #StepOutChallenge

Monday 8th February 2021

In December 2020, Active Calderdale launched the Take Ten Step Out Challenge. Why? Our answer is simple: it's now more important than ever to get active for our physical and mental health, but the dark winter months and COVID restrictions have made it challenging for many people across the borough.

The Step Out Challenge was a campaign that celebrated something you can do throughout the pandemic – go for a walk outside! The challenge we set for people taking part was to step out of the house every day for at least 10 minutes.

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