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  • Pupils from Dhoon School took part in a sponsored “Welly Walk” on Thursday morning as part of a joint fundraiser project, with money being raised for both the School Fund ...

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  • Children taking part in the Manx Youth Games may develop a lifelong love of sport. That’s the hope of Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, as he looks ahead to the 14th Games, taking place on Saturday 16th May...

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  • Games encourage lifelong love of sport

    Children taking part in the Manx Youth Games may develop a lifelong love of sport, with all the health and social benefits that follow. That’s the hope of Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, as he looks ahead to the 14th Games, taking place on Saturday 16th May. More than 1,000 children aged four to 14 will take part in the Manx Sport and Recreation-organised event after enjoying in-school training sessions since January. The Minister said: ‘The Strategy for Sport 2014-2024 aims to inc…

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  • Dhoon Welly Walk...

    Pupils from Dhoon School were joined by family and friends to take part in a sponsored “Welly Walk” on Thursday morning as part of a joint fundraiser project, with money being raised for both the School Fund which is used to provide additional resources and extra-curricular opportunities to enhance the learning experiences of all of the pupils at Dhoon School, and for an international charity organisation. The traditional “Welly Walk” event is considered Dhoon School’s opportunity to do something for the…

    read more Fri, May 1st 2015 4:44 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Summer at the Youth Arts Centre

    The Youth Arts Centre (YAC) has released its programme of workshops and sessions which are taking place during the summer holidays including plays, a dance boot-camp, a writing workshop and improvisation sessions all aimed at a performance at the end of the week. “Participants will learn how to put on a musical, make sets and costumes and have a lot of fun,” said Head of Youth Arts Fiona Helleur. “This is one of the most enjoyable times of the year and gives young people the chance to be really creative…

    read more Fri, May 1st 2015 4:39 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • All aboard the 4G computer bus

    The Island’s Computer Bus, sponsored by Manx Telecom and delivered by the Department of Education and Children (DEC), will remain a familiar sight in school car parks following a significant upgrade and refurbishment. Since its launch in 1998, the Manx Telecomputer Bus has provided sessions at all the Island’s primary schools, delivering many aspects of the growing information and communications technology (ICT) curriculum, enabling children to develop their computer skills. The latest refurbishment incl…

    read more Mon, Apr 27th 2015 10:34 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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…

    read more Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:47 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • OUTDOOR CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE A SUCCESS

    “On Tuesday 14th April, the Isle of Man College of Further & Higher Education hosted an extremely successful and well received conference entitled ‘Outdoo…”

  • 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…”

  • 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 n…”

  • 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 be…”

  • 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…”

  • 2014 ISLE OF MAN BANK SPORTS AWARDS - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    “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…”

  • CASTLE RUSHEN TRIUMPHS AT CHARITY CHALLENGE

    “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…”

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