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It has been a busy few months here at The Ark and Space. Our new kitchen is now finished and the kitchen staff are enjoying creating even more delicious meals for the children (and staff!). The dreadful weather this summer hasn’t prevented us getting out and about. The Space Summer Holiday Club was a great […]

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If you go down to the woods today…

As you are probably aware, this month we launched our Forest School on land adjacent to The Ark and the response from parents and children has been fantastic. Why not have a look at our Facebook page? There are photos and tales of our forest adventures and will be updated regularly. Forest Schools first developed […]

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Ladies In Pink – Moonwalk 2012

Just one more sleep to go! Jo, Heidi and their friends are on their way to London ready for the Moonwalk. We think they are amazing and wish them all the best of luck for tomorrow. Bobby Bear from Pre-school has accompanied them on the train to help with pre-walk nerves! Don’t worry though – he’ll […]

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Breast Foot Forward – Moonwalk 2012

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Jo, Heidi and four other parents have been pounding the streets of Calderdale in training to take part in the London Moonwalk – a marathon in aid of Breast Cancer charities. The 26.2 mile midnight walk will take place in London on May 12th and thousands of women will be walking to raise much needed funds […]

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The Ark Charity Ball – April 2012

We are holding a charity ball on Saturday 28th April 2012 to celebrate 10 outstanding years of The Ark. The ball will also be the culmination of our fundraising for Sunshine House in India.

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The overall effectiveness of the early years provision The management team is inspirational, highly motivated and totally focused on delivering outstanding outcomes for children in their early years.  Every aspect of the provision is exemplary and all children benefit from the inspiring commitment and dedication of the staff.  The setting has been awarded the Investors […]

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Summer BBQ 2011

Thank you very much to everyone who came to our annual summer barbeque. We had a wonderful time (and it didn’t even rain!!) and your support helped us to raise £360 for Sunshine House in Kerala. This brings our total raised to an amazing £1220!! Many thanks also to Hebden Royd’s Mayor, Scott Trickett, who […]

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New Website Launched

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    Welcome to our new look feature rich website. We have redeveloped the site to be more responsive and offer a greater variety of features and options to help make life easier and keep you up to date.    These features will also include the option to pay for your services online.     […]

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Fashion Show


Congratulations to all those involved in the the success of The Fashion Show on 15th September 2011.   

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Sunshine House News Spring 2011

Over the past 2 months we have been taking part in further fundraising for Sunshine House. We sold eco bags for Mother’s Day which were really popular and raised an amazing £210! Alison Emmett, Rachel Emmett and Nicola Dixon also sold unwanted items at a local car boot sale and raised a fantastic £88.10! We […]

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Sunshine House News Easter 2011

Image of children who have been helped by the Hope Charity and Sunshine House

As 2011 is the Year of Giving at The Ark, there will be many fundraising activities taking place over the coming months to raise money for Hope and Sunshine House. This will include a Living Eggs Experience (visit www.livingeggs.co.uk for more information) in March, a car boot sale in April and a sponsored walk in […]

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Heidi and Jo’s visit to India

Heidi Bingham and Jo Brock visit the Hope Charity and Sunshine House project in India

The visit was both fantastic and deeply humbling; we saw some amazing sights and met some inspirational people. It was a fabulous experience for us that we can share with our staff and children. Please look out for our most recent letter which will give you more information on what we got up to in […]

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Graduation 2011

The graduation ceremony on the 6th July was a wonderful success. Thanks to all the parents who came and well done to all the children and staff who worked so hard to make this a special event. The graduation cake, which was decorated with a poem about The Ark and had all the graduating children's […]

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