Ryburn Valley High School has benefited from a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale a local philanthropic service provider. The Foundation supports hundreds of charitable groups across Calderdale each year awarding £750,000 to £1m in the area.
Ryburn Valley High School managed to secure the funding after applying to the grants program last year. The funding allowed parents and carers of the pupils to attend cook it sessions for free.
The sessions focused on how to prepare healthy meals and gave families time to spend together and learn a new skill. In total over 60 people took part with many asking for the sessions to continue.
Ian one of the participants said “Thank you for a brilliant course both Vinnie and I have learnt loads of new recipes which we will use at home. In fact we have already done some of them”
One of the pupils who took part said “I have learnt quick and easy meal for home and for UNI, and I’ve enjoyed spending time together with the family getting so much hands on cooking time to.”
Steve Duncan from the Community Foundation for Calderdale said “It is really important that we help support these types of initiatives that allow everyone to join in by funding the places on the course we can ensure families on low incomes can also take part. It’s great to see a school opening its doors and using their facilities to engage with the local community”.