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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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  • 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 The Henry Bloom Noble Primary School will move from outdated and cramped buildings in Tynwald Street and Demesne Road, Douglas, to a new building under construction in nearby Westmoreland Road. The £9.5 million school, being built by Tooms, is due to open in September 2016. While work goes on, safety hoardings are screening the site from view. Pupils have added a unique touch to the project by creating decorative panels that have bee…

    read more Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 10:24 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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…

    read more Wed, Jul 1st 2015 10:17 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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 Two on Sunday 12th July, 10am to 4pm. The event organisers are Mr Paul Withington, Faculty Leader for Humanities, and Head of History, and Mr Ian Gaynor of Ballakermeen High School’s Support Unit This year, students of Year 9 have studied the First and Second World Wars as part of their History curriculum. They particularly enjoyed a demonstration of war…

    read more Wed, Jul 1st 2015 10:14 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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 older members of the Ballasalla Community, in conjunction with Southern Befrienders, to come and share afternoon tea, and chat about how life has changed since they were at school. Class teacher, Jayne Mort said, “I am very proud of the children and the questions they asked. It was lovely to be able to host this event and I am grateful to our guests for th…

    read more Wed, Jul 1st 2015 9:37 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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…”

  • Sure-sponsored sports ‘camp’ will equip 16-year-olds with workplace skills

    “A sports camp for school leavers will equip them with skills they need for the workplace. Forty-five 16-year-olds who are leaving school this summer will…”

  • The Twenty-Ninth Isle of Man Higher Education Fair

    “THE Twenty-Ninth Isle of Man Higher Education Fair will take place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June, at Ballakermeen High School. The school first r…”

  • KEWAIGUE SCHOOL SUMMER FUN DAY: Family Fun for Everyone!

    “A Douglas primary school is holding a Summer Fun Day with a difference. Kewaigue School is aiming to provide its community with something that goes beyon…”

  • Pre-school credit applications invited

    “APPLICATIONS can now be made for pre-school credit for 2015/16. The scheme provides £800 towards the cost of pre-school to all parents of children who re…”

  • Sulby School make it a hat-trick with third Short Film win in three years!

    “Move over Hollywood! The students at Sulby Primary School are making a name for themselves with a remarkable run of wins in the One World Centre’s It’s N…”

  • Award ‘more relevant than ever’ as Island grows economy

    “Preparations are under way locally to mark the 60th anniversary of an organisation that helps young people to acquire vital life skills. (LEFT:The most r…”

  • Gravity Percussion set to inspire

    “The Island is set to welcome back one of its talented Manx students, Peter Mitchell, as he brings Gravity Percussion to deliver workshops and assemblies…”

  • Prash - Manx music for brass players

    “The Isle of Man Music Service welcomes the publication of new Manx music books for the Island’s brass players. Developed in partnership with Culture Vann…”

  • Talented students’ work goes on public display

    “Art, design and media students will show their work to the public at the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education’s annual exhibition. More th…”

  • DEC Charity of the Year

    “Wednesday 27th May saw the presentation of the funds raised for DEC charity of (last) year Manx Diabetic group for their work with Manx Diabetic Children…”

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