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  • 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 NHS Trust last week. They included staff from all five Department of Education and Children (DEC) secondary schools, the Youth Service, Services for Children and the Education Support Centre. They will go on to train colleagues in their settings to provide emotional support for young people, a target area in the Strategy for Children and Young People. K…

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  • 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 under. The 2001 Education Act limits the number of hours children can work, the jobs they can do and the rest breaks they are entitled to and specifies earliest start times and latest finish times. Detailed guidance can be found at www.gov.im under ‘employment of children’. Alternatively, contact the Department of Education and Children via admin@doe.gov.im…

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  • 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 recognised, and involved the school staff team working towards a series of benchmark standards which were then assessed by an independent validator from the UK. *************** Dhoon School has been re-evaluated for “Investing in Children Status.” Investing in Children (IiC) is a UK initiative that promotes the human rights of children and young people. Over…

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  • 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 (NAMA) presents awards each year to under 25-year-olds nominated for their creativity, language skills and community involvement. The tradition dates back to 1979, the millennium of Tynwald, when NAMA established the awards. Leslie Hanson, President of the World Manx Association, and Professor Ronald Barr, Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Educat…

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  • 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 accessible for children with disabilities. All are welcome to attend tyne fair details of which appear in the poster attached:

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  • 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…”

  • 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…”

  • 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 wi…”

  • 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 greate…”

  • 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 app…”

  • Find out about the College’s new History & Heritage Degree

    “Find out about the College’s new History & Heritage Degree: Public Drop-in Session, 17 August, 12pm-4pm, Room K205 Come and find out about the new Histor…”


    “For the month of August, Manx RFU are running weekly Touch Rugby pick up games at Nobles Park. All fitness levels, genders and abilities are welcome to c…”

  • 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 Gle…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

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