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  • Scorecard to notch up discounts with Manx Sport and Recreation

    Users of the National Sports Centre have a smart new way to keep track of their loyalty points. A new Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) Scorecard will replace the existing NSC resident discount card, with customers scoring loyalty points for participating in a wide range of activities, such as swimming, a daily fitness pass, or through booking a badminton or squash court. The MSR Scorecard is available as a credit card-sized card, a key fob or silicone wristband. The cards and fobs are free to any existing o…

    read more 2 days ago by DoE on decnews wiki

  • Youth survey helps target services to where they are needed

    An online survey of the Island’s young people will once again help the Government and partner agencies to better plan and direct services. It is being co-ordinated by the Youth Trust, an independent Manx charity established in 2015, which will report the findings to the Isle of Man Government. The biennial survey, running since 2011, is now open and continues until 13th April. Details of how to take part are being distributed by means of a specially designed postcard issued through the Island’s secondary s…

    read more 2 days ago by DoE on decnews wiki

  • Graduate survey sheds light on decision to live and work in Island

    A survey of Manx graduates has highlighted key factors which influence young adults to return to the Island after their studies, to help grow the Manx economy. The survey carried out in 2017 put questions on residency and employment to graduates who received student grants from the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) over a four year period. Responses were split between those who completed their studies in 2017 and those who graduated in earlier years. Results in several areas were compared w…

    read more Mon, Feb 5th 2018 12:49 PM by DoE on decnews wiki

  • Government keeping close watch on pre-school provision

    Pre-school provision in the Island is being closely monitored by DESC and DHSC officials, following the decision by the Children’s Centre to close its facilities for young children in March. The Government is aware that many parents whose children attended the Children’s Centre are concerned about finding a place for their child in another suitable setting, at short notice The Children’s Centre announced in January it will cease providing early years children’s services from 23 March 2018, in order to focu…

    read more Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 2:13 PM by DoE on decnews wiki

  • Isle of Man students share language skills and learn about culture on charitable trip to Cambodia

    Students from Castle Rushen High School will have a ‘life-changing experience’ when they take part in a youth scheme’s charitable trip to Cambodia. The Youth Motor Project, run by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, leads the trip each year in conjunction with the Manx charity Friends of the Cambodian Children’s Refuge Centre. Fourteen Manx students depart the Island on 6th February and will spend most of the 10-day trip at a school in Kandal Province, teaching English to students aged 12 to 19…

    read more Tue, Jan 30th 2018 2:14 PM by DoE on decnews wiki

  • Isle of Man Sport Awards Nominations 2017

    “The shortlist for the 2017 Isle of Man Sports Awards sponsored by Microgaming Play It Forward, has been announced today (18 January). The event will take p…”

  • Digital future for school holiday sports bookings

    “Manx Sport and Recreation will launch an online booking system for its popular school holiday programmes at the end of February. The system will allow pare…”

  • Importance of sport at early age emphasised as Manx Youth Games are launched

    “The importance of children exercising from an early age has been outlined by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture. The Minister of…”

  • Paralympian golden girl to light up Isle of Man Sports Awards

    “Five-time Paralympic swimming champion and trailblazer for disability sport Ellie Simmonds OBE will be the guest of honour at the 2017 Isle of Man Sports A…”

  • Reminder to parents to register their children for school

    “Parents of children turning five in the academic year 2018/19 are reminded they must register with a school well in advance. Pupils are admitted to schools…”

  • Young sports coaches rewarded by Sure Isle of Man

    “Sporty youngsters who encourage others to get fit and active have been rewarded for their efforts. Each year, 16 to 19-year-olds sign up for the Sure Sport…”

  • Young sports coaches rewarded by Sure Isle of Man

    “Monday 8th January 2018 Young sports coaches rewarded by Sure Isle of Man Sporty youngsters who encourage others to get fit and active have been rewarded f…”

  • Reminder to parents to register their children for school

    “Monday 8th January 2018 Reminder to parents to register their children for school Parents of children turning five in the academic year 2018/19 are reminde…”

  • Manx adventure awaits Spanish student contingent

    “Manx students will forge new friendships with their Spanish counterparts next spring, after the Isle of Man was chosen as the first host venue for a unique…”

  • Microgaming Play It Forward to sponsor Isle of Man Sports Awards

    “Island-based Microgaming is today announced as the new headline sponsor for the 2017 Isle of Man Sports Awards. The online gaming software firm headquarter…”

  • Students support a Community Christmas

    “Christmas Cards for our Community Aware that not everyone receives Christmas Cards, 150 Year 8 students have been researching festive poems, stories, jokes…”

  • Pool improvements will benefit entire community

    “The swimming pools at the National Sports Centre (NSC) are scheduled to close in August 2018 for a period of approximately eight months. All other faciliti…”

  • 'Way of Being’ Rocks!

    “A group of students in Year 8 and 9 from Ramsey Grammar School have planned, organised and run a treasure hunt for the whole of Key Stage 3 students to tak…”

  • Visiting teachers from Sweden "in awe"...

    “It was a pleasure to welcome Anna and Paivi, to Willaston School. They are teachers from Sweden. They are interested in SOLE ( self organised learning envi…”

  • Five year strategy salutes and celebrates Manx language

    “An exciting new strategy to promote Manx language at home and on the international stage is to be launched on Wednesday 6th December at Arbory Primary Scho…”

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