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  • 40th Anniversary Events at Anagh Coar School

    Anagh Coar Primary School celebrated a milestone anniversary last week with a series of special events. Tuesday 26th April 2016 saw the opening of the school’s history display, 40 years to the day that the first pupils were registered at the school. The display was officially opened by the first, and longest serving headteacher of the school, Miss Norma Cowell, who headed the school for 24 years. Current headteacher, Rob Coole, said: ‘Norma’s input into these celebrations has been invaluable. She helped…

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  • Rugby star to be guest at Manx Youth Games

    Former international rugby player Gavin Hastings OBE will be the guest of honour at the Manx Youth Games. The games have been supported by HSBC since their inception and the bank is bringing the well-known sportsman to the Island to celebrate the event’s 15th anniversary. Run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR), the games take place on Saturday 7th May and will see pupils from primary and secondary schools take part in 13 sports, representing their regions. Gavin – who achieved 61 caps for Scotland and si…

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  • Students meet to debate politics ahead of Junior Tynwald

    It is important that future generations engage in politics and understand how their Island is governed. That is the view of Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children, as students from his Department’s five secondary schools prepare to take part in Junior Tynwald. The annual sitting in July replicates the monthly sittings of the Island’s parliament, with sixth formers convening in the Tynwald Chamber to table questions and debating motions. Fifty students gathered at the Barrool Suite today (W…

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  • Smiths, Myths and Viking Age Stones

    The next lecture in the Isle of Man College’s History & Heritage lecture series takes place on Wednesday 4thMay, when Professor Howard Williams of the University of Chester will be talking about “Smiths, Myths and Viking Age Stones”. Professor Williams will be examining depictions of smiths from Norse mythology on Viking Age stones in the British Isles, as well as on rune-stones and picture-stones from Scandinavia. In northern England and southern Scotland, archaeologists have long been fascinated by sce…

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  • Students perform brilliantly at the Performing Arts Department Spring Showcase!

    Queen Elizabeth II High School opened its doors last Thursday night (21st April) for its inaugural Performing Arts Department Spring Showcase. More than 50 students performed live to a large audience of parents, friends and family. The evening included a number of excellent performances from the school’s Wind Band, Vocal Ensemble and Flute Choir. The school’s newly formed Ukulele Ensemble had the audience singing along to their arrangement of Country Road, while George Skidmore and James McNulty gave a c…

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  • Green Walk and Talk a great way to get fit

    “Get active and explore the Island’s beautiful countryside – that’s the message from the organisers of a series of walks recommencing this Friday (29th Ap…”

  • Minister praises students, parents and schools ahead of exams

    “Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children, is praising students, parents and schools on the eve of external examinations. Around 1,800 studen…”


    “The third workshop of the new Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy focused on discipline and self- regulation, with video clips of sport action helping young at…”

  • Students from Queen Elizabeth II High School enjoy roller skating rewards trip

    “Throughout the year students at Queen Elizabeth II High School have been earning reward stickers on behalf of their House. These are awarded for effort,…”

  • Kaneen Bursary Scheme

    “Culture Vannin is delighted to announce the first two recipients of a bursary scheme for young fluent speakers of Manx that will enable them to attend a…”

  • Primary pupils introduced to the importance of farming

    “Primary school pupils in the north of the Island will learn about farming and food production ahead of studying the subject at secondary school. Ramsey G…”

  • Schools’ ‘Open Week’ to celebrate history

    “To celebrate over a century of learning at Henry Bloom Noble Primary School we will be holding open week. The school was born out of the amalgamation of…”

  • Lifeguard completes cancer charity swim

    “A senior leisure attendant at the National Sport Centre pool has completed a five-mile sponsored swim to raise money for charity. Mark Snell raised £2,20…”

  • Celton Manx Recognition award boosts Student Hardship Fund

    “Isle of Man College students struggling, on occasions, to manage financially are set to benefit after Manx charity the Isle of Man Youth Partnership Stud…”

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

    “A national sporting event for children is returning to the Island. INEOS GO Run for Fun takes place at the National Sports Centre on Monday 23rd May. Pri…”

  • Arts funding for 2016/17 announced

    “The arts make an enormous contribution to the Island’s prosperity, quality of life and cultural identity. That’s the message from Geoff Corkish MBE, MLC…”

  • Nominations invited for North American Manx Awards

    “The endeavours and achievements of young people will again be celebrated through the North American Manx Awards. Department of Education and Children is…”

  • Student Awards Regulations go to Tynwald

    “A regulation change could open up postgraduate study to more people where it would boost the Island’s economic development. At present, students require…”

  • Ancient routes to the hills: driving cattle to upland grazing grounds

    “The next lecture in the Isle of Man College’s History & Heritage lecture series takes place on Wednesday 20th April, when Andrew Johnson from Manx Nation…”

  • Recruitment continues for mental health nursing degree course

    “Places are available on a local Bachelor of Nursing degree course, beginning in September 2016, that will lead to a career in mental health nursing. The…”

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