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  • Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education Careers Week

    This week, Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education students were given the opportunity to take part in a number of activities designed to enable them to plot their next move. ‘Careers Week’ was supported by the Department of Economic Development’s Careers Service, which delivered presentations and workshops on interview skills and CV writing while College tutors focused their tutorials around ‘looking ahead’ and planning for next year and beyond. Lulu Gillow, Manager for Student Experience an…

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  • Minister praises newly qualified students

    The Minister for Education and Children has spoken of the importance of students displaying an appetite for wider learning when they apply for jobs or university places. Tim Crookall MLC was speaking as he presented Open Awards to some of the 25 young learners who have gained them via the Department of Education and Children’s Youth Service and Manx Sport and Recreation. The young people achieved the GCSE-equivalent qualifications in subjects such as leadership, youth work and photography. Open Awards ar…

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  • Launch of new World War 2 video series for Secondary Schools

    Culture Vannin is delighted to announce the release of a series of ten videos on different aspects of the Second World War. Produced by Archives and Project Manager for Culture Vannin, Charles Guard, the videos have been produced to support the History Curriculum in Secondary Schools; however, they are likely to be of interest to anyone who would like to find out more about this key period of Island history. The videos which are available to view at: https://vimeo.com/album/3723244 cover the following as…

    read more Thu, Feb 4th 2016 2:59 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Ballakermeen Students Qualify to ‘Live at Home’

    Dozens of Ballakermeen sixth form students have recently graduated from a demanding 12 week programme that will see them visiting the elderly throughout the community. Assistant Head Teacher, Mark Redmayne said, ‘We are extremely proud of our students who have chosen to give up their time to go out into the community and spend time sitting and chatting with the older generation. Many older people find themselves alone at home for a variety of reasons and it makes such a difference to receive regular visi…

    read more Thu, Feb 4th 2016 2:52 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Local undergraduates required for 2016 STEP Programme

    The Department of Economic Development is seeking undergraduates to participate in the 2016 STEP Programme, which places students with local companies to undertake an eight week project during their summer break. The 2015 STEP Programme saw 38 students complete a range of projects including creative, manufacturing, marketing and quality assurance. Alfred Cannan MHK, the Department’s Member with responsibility for the STEP Programme, commented: ‘The STEP Programme allows the Island’s talented undergraduat…

    read more Thu, Feb 4th 2016 2:43 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Students learn Japanese

    “Secondary school students in the Island are learning one of the world’s most difficult languages. Students from Ballakermeen High School and St Ninian’s…”

  • Ballasalla School pupils complete Forest School course

    “Ballasalla School pupils from Willow Class attended their final Forest School Lesson today, the last of a series of 8. They celebrated by cooking onion b…”

  • Minister gives update on work to NSC and Bowl

    “The Minister for Education and Children has given an update on the progress being made to repair the flood-damaged National Sports Centre and Bowl. Indoo…”

  • Cambodia 2016

    “Every year in February the IoM Youth Motor Project, in partnership with the Manx charity, Friend’s of the Cambodian Children’s Refuge Centre (CRC), take…”

  • Pupils to add to Children’s Wood

    “Primary pupils will leave their mark on the Manx countryside when they take part in Trees for Life 2016. On March 9th and 10th, pupils from seven schools…”

  • Douglas Primary School wants to hear from former pupils

    “If you are a former pupil of what is now Henry Bloom Noble Primary School, then staff and children want to hear from you! In 2014, Ballacloan Infants for…”

  • Entries invited for Manx Folk Awards

    “Entries are invited for awards that encourage young people to maintain the strong traditions of Manx folk music. The Manx Folk Awards are for young peopl…”

  • Rugby star will boost young sporting potential

    “Former British Lions and Scotland international rugby player Tony Stanger returns to the Island next month to talk about the athlete and parent relations…”

  • RGS Mandarin Chinese language pilot

    “Members and officials of Government have attended a series of assemblies and an evening event to promote the forthcoming launch of the Mandarin Chinese l…”

  • Young coaches rewarded for commitment

    “More young volunteer sports coaches have been rewarded for giving up their free time to encourage children to stay fit and healthy. Each year, 15 to 18-y…”


    “The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is again supporting an educational show which will tour Isle of Man primary schools in March. Lempen Puppet Theatre…”

  • Launch of 2016 Manx Youth Games

    “The 2016 Manx Youth Games were officially launched by Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children, tonight (Monday). It’s the 15th year of the…”


    “The second workshop of the new Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy focused on resilience, determination and persistence, and used juggling to help underline th…”

  • Dr Jennifer Stone guest of honour at St Ninian’s High School awards evening

    “Dr Jennifer Stone, an alumna of St Ninian’s High School, was guest of honour at the school’s recent awards evening. Originally from Onchan, Dr Stone was…”

  • Reminder to parents to register their children for school

    “PARENTS of children turning five in the academic year 2016/17 are reminded they must register with a school well in advance. Pupils are admitted to schoo…”

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