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  • Career Ready Isle of Man Graduation

    A group of 18 year old students graduated from the Career Ready (Isle of Man) programme on Wednesday 17th August. The ceremony took place in the library at Castle Rushen High School. Students attended from Ramsey Grammar School and Castle Rushen High School to be presented with their certificates by guest of honour Mr Graham Cregeen, MHK. Mr Cregeen has consistently and enthusiastically supported Career Ready IOM since its inception in 2014. The Career Ready programme equips able 16-18 year olds on the I…

    read more 3 days ago by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Award representatives attend Buckingham Palace reception

    Representatives of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Isle of Man were invited to a gold award badge presentation at Buckingham Palace. 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Alison Gawne (left on photo), Awards’ Co-ordinator, for the Department of Education and Children’s Youth Service, and Ken Callister (right), Principal Youth Officer, attended the event, which was hosted by the Duke of Edinburgh and attended by the Earl of Wessex. Alison and Ken were presented with a plaque…

    read more Tue, Aug 16th 2016 4:05 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Employers invited to exhibit at Island’s largest employment, skills and careers event

    The Department of Economic Development is inviting local organisations to participate in Employment and Skills 2016, the Island’s largest careers event. The event will take place on Thursday 10th November at the Villa Marina, Douglas and will be jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Education and Children. Graham Cregeen MHK, Political Member with responsibility for Employment and Skills at the Department of Economic Development, said: ‘It is a great pleasure to o…

    read more Thu, Aug 11th 2016 5:23 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Under 16s encouraged to register to vote

    Young people can have their names added to the electoral register in advance so that they are eligible to vote as soon as they reach their 16th birthday. Those who turn 16 before the House of Keys General Election on September 22, and are included in a household voter registration form returned by 1 September, will be able to have their say on how the Island is governed for the next five years. The Isle of Man was one of the first nations in the world to give 16 year olds the vote in 2006 and it is hoped…

    read more Wed, Aug 10th 2016 2:49 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Dr Katie Taylor (former Ella Olesen scholar) PhD

    Former Ramsey Grammar School student Katie Taylor was the Department of Education and Children’s Ella Olesen scholar in 2010 and attended the University of Idaho for 10 months. Idaho won a place in her heart and, two years later, she returned to commence a PhD in Education with an Emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Last month she received her doctorate. The new Dr Taylor blogs on how the scholarship changed her life. Looking back, I didn’t know what to expect about the year I was going to spend in the US s…

    read more Tue, Aug 9th 2016 1:14 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Guidance for groups casting children to perform on stage

    “Guidance for groups casting children for stage performances has been published by the Department of Education and Children (DEC). The leaflet was devised…”

  • Apprentice programme to offer new opportunities in ICT sector

    “The Department of Economic Development, working with the Department of Education and Children and the Manx Information Communication Technology Associati…”

  • Arts Council appoints first patrons as it develops Island of Culture 2014 legacy

    “The Isle of Man Arts Council has appointed its first patrons as it develops the legacy of Island of Culture 2014. Recently retired President of Tynwald C…”

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold

    “This has been another successful year for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Award, with 35 Awards having been gained in the last 18 months, 31 of which were…”

  • Peel Clothworkers-based pre-school relocates to Busy Bears Nursery

    “The Department of Education and Children has confirmed that the pre-school service which has been located at Peel Clothworkers School will continue to be…”

  • Parents informed of school review outcomes

    “The Director of Education says School Self Review and Evaluation (SSRE) is raising standards for the benefit of pupils. Geoff Moorcroft was speaking as J…”

  • Well articulated debate’ distinguishes 2016 Junior Tynwald

    “In the last sitting over which she presided before retiring as President of Tynwald the Hon Clare Christian OBE complimented students taking part in Juni…”

  • “Gone to the Beach” – Ballasalla School visit to Port Erin

    “All the staff and pupils of Ballasalla School were joined by friends and family for a whole school visit to Port Erin. Everybody enjoyed a ride on the St…”

  • Year 8 students from QEII fundraise for Syrian Refugees

    “As part of the Key Stage 3 charity focus this year, Year 8 tutor group 8Abe took on the challenge to raise funds to help the Syrian Refugees, after seein…”


    “Like many Island school children, it’s the last day for Kewaigue pupils on Friday before the long summer break. For one teacher at the school, it will be…”


    “Pupils at Anagh Coar Primary School have built a model of the school playground while learning about concrete-making from Dandara Contracts Manager Len A…”

  • Sports coaching scheme offers skills for life

    “Fifty young volunteers will learn valuable life and workplace skills at a sports camp this month. The 15 to 18-year-olds will participate in the annual S…”

  • Isle of Man Sport seeks committee members

    “Volunteers are sought to serve on Isle of Man Sport committee for a four-year period commencing October 2016. The independent body advises the Minister a…”

  • Arts Council seeks members

    “Volunteers are sought to serve on the Isle of Man Arts Council for a four-year period commencing October 2016. The Arts Council provides funding, support…”

  • Tynwald approval sought for increase in pre-school credit

    “Tynwald’s approval is being sought for an increase in pre-school credit. Pre-school credit is available to parents of children resident in the Isle of Ma…”

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