Garden Project 2019

Its that time of year again when the suns out the days are warm and the garden is looking like it needs a spruce up. Pennine Magpie have got Bedding plants available for anybody to buy to spruce up the garden. These are £2 for a tray of six or 3 trays for £5. The… Read more »

Fabric Workshops with Mind The Gap

Pennine Magpie have been working alongside Mind the Gap for an exciting theatre project, which will take place in 2019. The project will be held at the Piece Hall, Halifax for a spectacular show. Polly is an independent artist, who ran two workshops at our centre. She assisted the students with fabric printing. The fabric… Read more »

Students Put Candidates To The Test

Once again, students were asked to interview candidates for a job opportunity at Pennine Magpie. Our recruitment process involves 2 panels of judges; a Management Panel and a Student Panel. Both panels develop a number of interview questions and use a simple scoring process for each response. Results from the student panel are fed back to… Read more »

Duke of Edinburgh Licensed Organisation

We are excited to announce that Pennine Magpie has received their Duke Of Edinburgh License. This means we are now registered as a licensed organisation to provide Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold. “To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and… Read more »

‘Princes Trust Calderdale’ Volunteer at Pennine Magpie

The team from Prince’s Trust Calderdale spent 2 days volunteering with us last week. They came along to support our students and get involved with our activities to learn more about what we do here. Our students and staff really enjoyed their company and appreciated their support.   The group joined us over a couple… Read more »


The snow may not have arrived yet, but that did not stop us from taking on a bit of winter sport fun. Some of the students have been Snowtubing at the Halifax Ski Slope Centre. There were plenty of screams, cheers and laughter as they went speeding down the slope in their tubes. A few… Read more »

Independent Travel

Ben has completed his independent travel training at Pennine Magpie. He now travels from home in Shelf by bus to and from the Pennine Centre. This involves changing buses in Halifax.

Supporting Local Events

Pennine Magpie dance group Magpie Movers have lots of performances at community events this year. These include, the Beat It Nightclub, Shelf Gala, Neighbours Day, birthday parties and Care Home visits.

Supporting Canal Trust

We have been on lots of barge trips run by the Safe Anchor Trust. The Trust was set up to provide access to the canals for special needs groups. The students really enjoy the trips. We have more planned over summer. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers at Safe Anchor Trust.