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  • STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORTS ITALIA CONTI ACADEMY VISIT TO THE ISLE OF MAN

    Isle of Man students with an interest in drama, singing and dancing will be able to gain an insight into the world of theatre with special workshops being supported by the Steam Packet Company. A group of more than 20 final year students and teaching staff from the London- based Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts will visit Ballakermeen High School in Douglas on 7th October to share their experience and expertise. The Steam Packet Company is assisting by meeting the travel costs in full. In the morning t…

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

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting - New Poster

    Health Protection nurses have asked for a reminder to information pages regarding: Diarrhoea and vomiting https://www.gov.im/categories/health-and-wellbeing/disease-control/diarrhoea-and-vomiting/ Health has recently updated its information and produced a new poster (LEFT) – this can be downloaded and printed as required. https://www.gov.im/media/1352751/cdc1b-0816-poster-diarrohoea-and-vomiting.pdf Or Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK and Isl…

    read more Wed, Sep 21st 2016 5:40 pm by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD ISLAND PRESENTATION EVENING

    More than 170 young people received silver and bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award badges and certificates last night (Tuesday) – marking another successful year for the award in the Island. The annual awards evening at the Gaiety Theatre was sponsored by Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre. Paul Young, former youth officer in charge there, presented the badges and certificates. To gain a bronze award, young people aged 14 and over complete at least three months on each of three sections – volunteering, physi…

    read more Wed, Sep 21st 2016 5:34 pm by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Businesses take part in badminton tournament

    A record 10 companies competed in an annual business badminton tournament held on Saturday. The tournament, organised by the Badminton Association and Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) and sponsored by EY, took place in the newly refurbished sports hall at the National Sports Centre. A team from Thomas Miller Investment won the trophy, and a specially baked cake. Runners up were AXA and third were Crowe Clark Whitehill. All the teams received a small prize for entering. It’s the third year the tournament has…

    read more Mon, Sep 19th 2016 3:34 pm by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Improved squash courts and bowls hall set to open

    The squash courts and bowls hall at the National Sports Centre (NSC) have been greatly improved after flooding caused their closure. Severe flooding that affected the whole Island badly damaged the NSC and its surrounds on 3rdDecember. The bowls hall and squash courts were among the worst affected parts of the building in Groves Road. The bowls hall reopens today (Monday) while the new-look squash courts will be back in use next Monday (26th September). Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children…

    read more Mon, Sep 19th 2016 3:31 pm by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Sports taster day in south a success

    “A sports taster day for Castle Rushen High School’s newest students on Friday was a success. The event is staged annually by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR…”

  • Celebration of 70th anniversary of comprehensive education launched

    “Celebrations to mark 70 years of comprehensive education in the Isle of Man began today when an exhibition of memorabilia from Ramsey Grammar School opened…”

  • Value of arts underlined as new Arts Council members welcomed

    “The value of the arts to the Island is being underlined by the chairman of the Isle of Man Arts Council. Geoff Corkish MBE MLC was speaking as he welcomed…”

  • First class initiative celebrates milestone

    “This Friday (16th September) will be a red letter day in more than one respect for Ramsey Grammar School. More than 400 students will write letters to frie…”

  • Youth club members benefit from creation of ‘chill room’

    “The children of Pulrose have a new ‘chill room’ at their youth club thanks to investment from the Department of Education and Children. Office space, disus…”

  • Staff prepare to welcome students to UCM

    “With the launch of The University College Isle of Man (UCM) rebrand in April this year, it is an exciting time as staff get ready to welcome the first inta…”

  • Regeneration expert visits the Island...

    “Erika Rushton, Chairman of Liverpool’s Baltic Creative, will be speaking at the Market Hall on Tuesday 6 September at 6pm, as part of MakeMarket: A Creativ…”

  • Businesses invited to enter badminton tournament

    “A badminton tournament will pit businesses against each other. The Badminton Association Business Badminton Tournament, sponsored by EY, takes place at the…”

  • Provisional GCSE examination results, 2016

    “Key features of the provisional 2016 GCSE results The provisional GCSE results for the Island’s students in the Department of Education and Children’s five…”

  • Take part in a wheelchair sports session and support #RioReady

    “Have a go at wheelchair sports at a taster session being held to coincide with the Paralympic Games. That is the invitation from the Island’s Wooden Spoon…”

  • Young people spruce up Sea Terminal

    “Young people have been sprucing up the Sea Terminal and surrounding area this summer. In a project led by the Department of Education and Children’s Youth…”

  • History & Heritage courses at UCM

    “There is still time to apply for the BA (Hons) History & Heritage at University College Isle of Man (UCM). The course begins on 29 September and runs for t…”

  • Innovative link with University College Isle of Man formalised

    “Forth Valley College and University College Isle of Man (UCM) have announced an innovative partnership.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by FV…”

  • Get back into the swing of sport

    “You don’t have to be of Olympic standard – just come along and have a go. That is the message from Manx Sport and Recreation as it launches “The Swings of…”

  • Summit will bring benefits for economy and community

    “A delegation from the Isle of Man will represent the Island at a major cultural gathering this week. Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children,…”

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