Children’s event was full of fun and games

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Around 600 people attended an event run by The Halifax Opportunities Trust to celebrate International Children’s Day at The Outback Community Garden.

Families enjoyed activities like a drumming circle, messy play, fruit kebabs and a dental healthcare puppet show.

Other activities taking place included face painting, giant skittles, a treasure hunt, musical statues, a football penalty shootout and arts and crafts.

Alison Haskins, CEO of the Halifax Opportunities Trust said: “International Children’s Day is a celebration of children across the world and we like to mark that at Halifax Opportunities Trust.

“We had over 600 people attend our event reflecting the diversity of the local community. What a fantastic way to celebrate children, in the sun and having fun”.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is a charity that works to reduce the impact of poverty on Calderdale families by promoting opportunities, employment and wellbeing.

A registered charity, it helps people to find new or better jobs, to learn new skills and to start or grow businesses, as well as offering support to those raising young families.

The Outback Community Garden is an eco-friendly community kitchen and garden project which runs on organic and sustainable principles. Halifax Opportunities Trust developed 0.4 hectares of unused and overgrown urban green space at the rear of Jubilee Children’s Centre to create the community garden, which combines an edible landscape with areas of natural play, and has an environmentally-friendly strawbale building as its focal point.