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  • Let’s build on the success of the Manx Youth Games and inspire a whole generation to stay fit and active. That’s the message from Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, after today’s event, organised by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR)...

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  • The Minister for Education and Children has praised young story-tellers who went on a voyage of discovery. Tim Crookall MHK was speaking today as winning and highly commended authors in the Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing received their prizes...

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  • Pupils in their final year at Dhoon School recently embarked on an educational visit to Shropshire in the UK. The group of pupils included eleven year-old James Barr, a boy with muscular dystrophy, and who must use a wheelchair at all times…

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  • Stay active message after successful Manx Youth Games

    Let’s build on the success of the Manx Youth Games and inspire a whole generation to stay fit and active. That’s the message from Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, after today’s event, organised by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR). A thousand pupils aged seven to 14 took part in the opening ceremony in front of a packed grandstand at the National Sports Centre (NSC). Sporting the colours of the regions they represented – North, West, South, Douglas North and Douglas South – they parad…

    read more 5 days ago by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Young authors on voyage of discovery

    The Minister for Education and Children has praised young story-tellers who went on a voyage of discovery. Tim Crookall MHK was speaking today as winning and highly commended authors in the Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing received their prizes. The Minister said the competition boosted literacy in the classroom. ‘When we in education talk about “critical thinking skills” or “creative problem-solving abilities”, what we really mean is children using their imagination,’ he said. ‘This competition enc…

    read more 5 days ago by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • NEWS RELEASE Dhoon School

    Pupils in their final year at Dhoon School recently embarked on an educational visit to Shropshire in the UK. The group of pupils included eleven year-old James Barr, a boy with muscular dystrophy, and who must use a wheelchair at all times. James’ use of a wheelchair meant that the school had to plan the visit very carefully to ensure that James could be included in as much as possible and that his sophisticated multi-terrain wheelchair, which is larger than most manual and standard powerchairs, could b…

    read more Wed, May 13th 2015 4:55 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Isle of Man students invited to join the award-winning Lloyds Scholars programme

    For the first time since its launch, Students from lower income households in the Isle of Man are being invited to become part of Lloyds Banking Group’s unique social mobility programme, Lloyds Scholars. Through its partnership with eight leading universities, the Lloyds Scholars programme offers a complete package of financial support, paid internships and a business mentor for students from lower income households. Education and employability The programme gives undergraduates an all-round professional…

    read more Tue, May 12th 2015 11:47 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Gift of portrait repeated a century on

    Schools are to be given portraits of the Island’s national poet, T. E Brown – replicating a gift made to them a century ago. Brown was born in Douglas in 1830, attended King William’s College and graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, then entered teaching, retiring as master of Clifton College, Bristol, in 1892 and returning to his native Island. He died five years later. His most noted collection of poems was Fo’c’s’le Yarns, tales told from the forecastle of a ship by an old mariner, which contained hi…

    read more Tue, May 12th 2015 11:24 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Students from Queen Elizabeth II High School enjoy bowling rewards trip sponsored by Sure Mobile

    “A group of 14 students from Queen Elizabeth II High School recently enjoyed an afternoon bowling at Sure Strike Bowling Alley in Ramsey. The afternoon wa…”

  • QEII students produce film of ‘Strictly Come Riding’ for Riding for the Disabled

    “In the Spring Term a group of talented students and film making enthusiasts at QEII were asked by the Chairman of the IOM Riding for the Disabled Associa…”

  • Disabled students will benefit from change to student grant scheme

    “More students with disabilities who are in higher education could benefit from an allowance under changes to regulations governing grants. Tynwald will b…”

  • Sarah Hendy selected for Inter-Island arts project

    “Whilst the twenty-four Island nations compete in the NatWest Island Games this summer in Jersey, artists from all the Islands will come together to creat…”

  • 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 o…”

  • 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 pro…”

  • 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 dan…”

  • 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 sch…”

  • 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 Le…”

  • 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…”

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