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  • Memories of Anagh Coar Primary School Requested

    ABOVE: Photo: Estimated to be taken in the school hall around 1976 or 77 soon after the school opened to Infants only.Anagh Coar Primary School celebrates a milestone anniversary this year with special events planned at the school around the 26th April 2016; 40 years to the day that the first pupils were registered as starting at the original Infants School. Rob Coole, Headteacher, recently researched archived articles from Isle of Man Newspapers at the Manx Museum and unearthed some interesting stories;…

    read more Fri, Feb 12th 2016 12:45 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • NSC athletics track reopens on Monday

    The athletics track at the National Sports Centre reopens on Monday (15th February). The track was among indoor and outdoor facilities damaged in severe flooding on Thursday 3rd December. Work to sanitise and professionally clean the track, using specialist equipment, began on Monday and ends at the weekend. Only the running track and facilities for shot put and javelin will be back in use initially. Long jump, high jump, pole vault and discus cannot take place as replacement sand, hammer cage netting an…

    read more Thu, Feb 11th 2016 4:00 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 2015 Isle of Man Sports Awards – nominations announced

    The shortlist for the 2015 Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Isle of Man Bank, has been announced today. The event takes place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina. The Sportsman of the Year Award will again be a hotly contested affair. Cyclists Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh, both previous winners of the award, will be looking to add to their trophy cabinets as they are shortlisted again. European under-21 snooker champion Darryl Hill and shooting’s world championship me…

    read more Thu, Feb 11th 2016 1:34 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Youth survey will help Government and agencies plan services

    Services for young people will be shaped by the results of a survey that attracted a big response. The Youth Trust, a newly formed independent charity, conducted the biennial survey of 11 to 18-year-olds in November and December. The survey comprised 50 questions relating to schooling, leisure, health, social attitudes, lifestyle choices and wellbeing. Some 1,370 young people took part. The charity will report the findings to the Children’s Services Partnership, which is made up of Government Departments…

    read more Wed, Feb 10th 2016 10:22 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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…

    read more Mon, Feb 8th 2016 11:27 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • 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 un…”

  • 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 Proj…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

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