Schools and young people can participate in the year in a number of ways – by attending performances they might not otherwise get the chance to see; by staging cultural activities of their own; by bringing popular cultural events that are already fixtures in the school calendar under the ‘Island of Culture’ banner; by enjoying visits to schools by artists, performers and the like. It’s hoped opportunities for staff development will be included in the programme for the year. It’s also hoped that young people will get a chance to collaborate on works and performances that will serve as a reminder of the year’s activities.
A DEC working group is planning events.
Key contacts are:
Primary: Jonathan Ayres (Arbory Primary School);
Secondary: Helen Almond (Castle Rushen High School);
Manx curriculum: Jo Callister, Advisory Teacher;
Isle of Man College of F&HE: Helen Fox
King William’s College: Zoe McAndry
Administration: Jo Overty.