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  • Young sports leaders recognised for impressive commitment

    Young sports leaders participating in the Sure Sports Leaders Programme have been congratulated for their commitment to voluntary coaching. The Sports Leaders Programme is led by the Department of Education and Children’s Sports Development Unit and sponsored by telecoms firm Sure Isle of Man. The current cohort of students have been delivering sports sessions at schools and in the community, and recording their voluntary leadership hours in their Sure Sports Log Books, since September. Emma Callow, Comm…

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    On Tuesday 14th April, the Isle of Man College of Further & Higher Education hosted an extremely successful and well received conference entitled ‘Outdoor Childhood’. The conference was organised by the 2nd year Public Health degree students studying at the College and aimed to investigate perceptions and opportunities for children's outdoor play on the Isle of Man. Invited guest speakers included Dawn Henley (Department of Public Health), Kirsty Neate ( Manx National Heritage), Chris Gregory (Isle of Ma…

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  • Recognition of long service to children at Kewaigue School

    A teacher with over 38 years of service with the same Island school will be officially opening an Outdoor Activity Area that has been created at Kewaigue School by pupils with the help of The Children’s Centre. The Outdoor Area will give the 135 pupils at the school a new space to climb, jump and create their own play adventures. Chris Gregory and Will Revill from The Children’s Centre together with the Year 6 children have built the new space over the course of a week, which includes a variety of bespok…

    read more Wed, Apr 15th 2015 5:19 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Pupils get moving to help buy their own minibus

    Kewaigue Primary School pupils are taking to various modes of transport as they raise money to buy their own minibus. The school is staging a sponsored novelty transport event on Tuesday 21st April. Children, parents and staff will choose from trikes, scooters, space hoppers and go-karts to complete as many laps of the NSC athletics raceway as possible in a set time limit. The event marks the launch of an appeal to raise money for a minibus for the 135-pupil school. Adrian Shorthouse, Headteacher, said ‘…

    read more Tue, Apr 14th 2015 2:13 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Island of Culture 2014 legacy supports talented young people

    Two talented young people have become the first to benefit from a bursary fund established as a legacy of Island of Culture 2014. The bursary fund has been created by the Isle of Man Arts Council, part of the Department of Education and Children, which ran the year of cultural celebrations. The fund will support excellence in the arts, aiding young people with their studies. Geoff Corkish MBE MLC, chairman of the Arts Council, today announced that Florence Wood and Melanie Chandler have become the first…

    read more Fri, Apr 10th 2015 1:42 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Award offers skills for life

    “The Minister for Education and Children has commented on the important life skills young people gain by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. T…”

  • Second student to head off on scholarship

    “A second student from the Isle of Man is being given the chance to study at the University of Idaho this year under a scholarship administered by the Dep…”

  • Let’s hear it for the boy! Bring on Back to the 80’s!

    “From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the "totally awesome" musical Back To The 8…”

  • New school development progressing well

    “The construction of a new primary school building in the heart of Douglas is progressing well. The £9.5 million Henry Bloom Noble Primary School will ope…”

  • Minister praises massive boost sport brings to the Island

    “The Minister for Education and Children has spoken of the huge economic, reputational and social benefits sport brings to the Isle of Man. Tim Crookall M…”


    “The 2014 Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Isle of Man Bank took place at the Villa Marina Thursday 26 April 2015 to celebrate another great year o…”

  • Parents informed of school review outcomes

    “THIS week, Ballakermeen High School and four primary schools – Andreas, Arbory, Ballaugh and Bunscoill Ghaelgagh – will share with parents the comments f…”

  • Sure PSSP Hockey Festival 2015

    “The Sure Sports Primary Schools Programme is an initiative led by the Sports Development Unit in partnership with Governing Bodies of Sport on the Island…”


    “Innovative presentation wins team £3,800 for Toybox street children charity A team from Castle Rushen High School representing the international aid agen…”

  • Locally educated illustrator returns for talk

    “A locally educated illustrator is returning home to give a talk next month. Keith Burns went to Queen Elizabeth II High School and then studied art at th…”

  • Students compete in Linguistics Olympiad

    “The third Isle of Man Linguistics Olympiad took place recently, with sixth-form students pitted against each other to complete a test paper written by an…”

  • Tynwald asked to approve Strategy for Children and Young People

    “Tynwald is to be asked to approve a five-year strategy aimed at ensuring all children have the best possible opportunities in life. Tim Crookall MHK, Min…”

  • Students set sail on tall ship adventure

    “FORTY students from the Isle of Man will face tough physical and mental challenges when they set sail on a tall ship next month. Year 9 students from the…”

  • World Book Day

    “Year 2 look fantastic today dressed as their favourite book characters. They gave super reasons for choosing a character using good reflective thinking.…”

  • Headteacher - Mr Longshaw

    “Thursday 5th March World Book Day and ICT At Marown we are massive fans of augmented reality. To celebrate World Book Day we have 23 book covers around t…”

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