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  • Go School card refunds and new cards now available

    A new Go College card is being introduced for students attending the Isle of Man College of Further & Higher Education. IoM Transport has changed the appearance of the Go School 3 card in response to students’ feedback. Any students with an old Go School 3 card should exchange it free of charge at any card issuing station before term starts. Old Go School 3 cards will not function from September. The new Go College cards and Go School cards will be available from 10 August 2015. Children moving up from p…

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  • Isle of Man Sport seeking help to develop sporting talent

    Isle of Man Sport has announced plans to further improve the development of sporting talent on the Island to help sportsmen and women achieve even greater success in future years. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals to work with sports clubs, schools and governing bodies to help nurture sporting talent. Chris Quine, Sports Performance Co-ordinator with Isle of Man Sport, explained: ‘Talent identification and development is an extremely complex area so the more that can be done to he…

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  • Sixth-formers Josie and Sam set for NASA Space School this summer

    Douglas, Isle of Man – 21 July 2015 Two sixth-form students from Ballakermeen High School are preparing to set off to NASA’s United Space School – and will be taking a little Bee Gees magic with them. Josie McGarrigle and Sam Lancaster, both 17, won the annual ManSat scholarships to attend the two-week space school in Houston, Texas, which starts on Sunday, July 26th. This is the first time that the same school has provided both scholars since ManSat started awarding two scholarships in 2007. Josie and S…

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  • A Grand Day Out at Silverdale

    All the staff and pupils of Ballasalla School were joined by friends and family for a “Grand Day Out” to Silverdale. A lovely walk through Silverdale Glen, not forgetting to make a wish at the Monks’ Well, was followed by playtime in the woods, a picnic and even a Jimbo’s ice cream. Headteacher, Jamie Cox said, “It was great to get everyone together, pupils, staff, family and friends, out and about enjoying our local environment.” “It was the best school day ever!”

    read more Mon, Jul 20th 2015 10:27 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Isle of Man students travel to International Linguistic Olympiad in Bulgaria

    A team of four students from the Isle of Man will travel to Bulgaria later this month to compete at the International Linguistics Olympiad. Daniel Quayle, Annie Lennon, Max Quayle and Dylan Leonine – will join young people from around the world at the 13th International Linguistics Olympiad in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from 20th to 24th July. The Olympiad aims to inspire young linguistic and language students to develop analytical, problem solving skills, enhancing their language and communications abilities…

    read more Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:58 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Young musicians from Island take part in Menin Gate ceremony

    “Young musicians from the Isle of Man are to take part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate war memorial. The 58-strong Manx Youth Orchestra will v…”

  • Castletown to host Manx Motor Meet

    “Organisers of the popular Manx Motor Meet will be visiting the south of the Island this Friday (17 July 2015). Castle Rushen High School car park will ho…”

  • Kwik Cricket Festivals increase children’s participation in sport

    “Primary school children around the Island were given the opportunity to compete in regional cricket festivals this month. The Department of Education and…”

  • Children ‘run for fun’ as national event returns to Island

    “The Isle of Man has again been chosen to host a national sporting event for children. INEOS GO Run for Fun visits the Isle of Man on Tuesday 21st July. P…”

  • Rushen School Summer Fair Sunday 19th July

    “Rushen Primary School is holding a summer fair, organised by Ace Base, the school's special unit, to raise funds to buy and set up a playground that is a…”

  • Young people honoured at awards

    “Young people were today honoured for their exceptional contributions to Manx culture, language and the community. The North American Manx Association (NA…”

  • Pupils’ designs feature on school safety hoardings

    “Children have added a splash of colour to the site of their new school. The Henry Bloom Noble Primary School will move from outdated and cramped building…”

  • Dhoon School has recently received two ‘quality mark’ awards

    “Dhoon School has recently received two ‘quality mark’ awards – The Investors in Children Status, and The Inclusion Quality Mark. Both awards are UK recog…”

  • War comes to Ballakermeen High School on Sunday 12th July 2015.

    “In this year of key wartime anniversaries Ballakermeen High School will present a public exhibition commemorating aspects of World War One and World War…”

  • Ballasalla School – Afternoon Tea across the Generations

    “The children from Hawthorn Class (Reception and Year 1) are learning about life in the Isle of Man in times gone by. On Tuesday 30th June they invited ol…”

  • Ballasalla School - Pupils and Parents Playtime

    “Ballasalla Primary School is celebrating its new playing field designed to inspire imaginative play. Parents are being invited to come to the Pupils and…”

  • Emotional first aid training for education staff

    “Education staff have received training in emotional first aid for young people. Eleven employees attended an award-winning course delivered by the Solent…”

  • Employers reminded of law relating to children

    “Ahead of the school summer holidays, employers are reminded that they should adhere to the law when hiring children of compulsory school age – 16 and und…”

  • Minister wishes NatWest Island Games team well

    “Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children, is offering his best wishes to the Isle of Man competitors taking part in the 16th NatWest Island…”

  • Rugby star to speak about nurturing sporting talent

    “Former British Lions and Scotland international rugby player Tony Stanger will visit the Island to share his expertise on how young sporting potential ca…”

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