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  • Badminton proves a smash in Sure Sports Primary School Programme

    Shuttlecocks showered down at the National Sports Centre at the latest session of this year’s Sure Sports Primary School Programme. More than 245 pupils in 28 teams took part in a mini badminton festival, held to introduce pupils to a range of sports in a fun environment throughout the school year. Thursday’s event (16 November) was the culmination of a drive by badminton clubs, their coaches and qualified badminton leaders to raise the indoor racquet sport’s profile among island youngsters. Regional taste…

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  • Parents invited to complete survey on nursery, childcare and pre-school

    Parents/carers of children under five are invited to take part in a survey on nursery, childcare and pre-school in the Isle of Man. The Government is committed to increasing the number of pre-school places across the Island and to raising pre-school credit, paid to parents in the year their child turns four. The Department of Education and Children’s survey asks parents how accessible and affordable they find nursery, childcare and pre-school. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children, said:…

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  • Applications invited for 2018 Ella Olesen Scholarship

    The opportunity to study at university in America for a year is being offered via an annual scholarship. Applications are open for the Ella Olesen Scholarship, run by the Department of Education and Children (DEC). The scholarship is open to a female final year degree student who has received funding for their studies from the Department. The chosen scholar will attend the University of Idaho from August 2018 to May 2019. Ella Olesen was a registrar at the University of Idaho. Her mother was from Ballaugh…

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  • School co-location formally advertised

    The Department of Education and Children (DEC) is formally consulting the public over its plan to co-locate two primary schools. It was announced in June that the Department proposes to move St Thomas’ Church of England Primary School to the same site as Scoill Vallajeelt from September 2018. A notice formally advertising the proposal, and inviting comment, will appear in local newspapers this week, as required by the Education Act 2001. St Thomas’ School, in Finch Road, Douglas, dates back to 1875, and it…

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  • Programme for Government to be reviewed and refreshed by Tynwald

    Tynwald will this month consider the first mid-year report on the Programme for Government 2016-21. Our Island: A Special Place to Live and Work, which was launched in January 2017, sets out the Isle of Man Government’s strategic aims. It promotes an inclusive and caring society, an Island of enterprise and opportunity and a financially responsible Government. Chris Thomas MHK, Minister for Policy and Reform, said there was positive progress on three of the Programme’s major aims: an increase of around 400…

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  • The History of Rushen Abbey

    “UCM’s History & Heritage lecture series continues next Wednesday with a talk by Dr Peter Davey about the history of Rushen Abbey and, in particular, the ab…”

  • Come Into the Woods with the YAC

    “The island premiere of the award winning musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is coming to the island next April 2018 at the Youth A…”

  • "All hands on deck for TheatreFest 17"

    “With four separate productions being showcased over a weekend, producers Lisa Kreisky and Kristene Sutcliffe, of Stage Door Entertainment, are pulling out…”

  • A celebration of 90 years of St Ninian’s High School

    “St. Ninian’s Upper School 90th Anniversary 26th and 28th September (from 7pm) This is a reminder about these two identical events this week. They are inter…”

  • UCM Higher Education open day at the Nunnery campus

    “Potential degree students are invited to University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) Nunnery campus on Wednesday 11th October to discover more about its highly…”

  • Youth Motor Project helps young people gain work and skills

    “A project that harnesses young people’s interest in vehicles to develop wider skills is holding an introductory evening to recruit new members. The Youth M…”

  • Islands share innovative ideas for education

    “Education leaders from Jersey and Guernsey are visiting the Island as the three Crown Dependencies continue to share innovative ideas and best practice. De…”

  • Government proposes review of Civil Service

    “The size and structure of the Isle of Man Civil Service will be reviewed by an independent body if Tynwald approves a Council of Ministers’ motion this mon…”

  • Isle of Man living wage report to be considered by Tynwald

    “The introduction of a Manx living wage will be considered at the October sitting of Tynwald. The Economic Affairs Division of the Cabinet Office has publis…”

  • Public views sought on new education laws

    “The public is being invited to help shape the future of education in the Island. The Department of Education and Children is planning the first major overh…”

  • UCM 2017 graduates honoured at awards ceremony

    “The University College Isle of Man (UCM) recognised graduates who have completed their degrees and awards in 2017 at the annual higher education awards cer…”

  • NSC pools to close for a day as flood protection work continues

    “The swimming pools at the National Sports Centre (NSC) will be closed to the public for a day on Wednesday 1st November as work continues to protect the bu…”

  • Manx Sport and Recreation introduces online booking with new-look website

    “Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) has launched a completely rebranded website, including a new facility for making online bookings at the National Sports Cen…”

  • Ballakermeen scoops One World Poetry Slam with entry on education for girls

    “A team from Ballakermeen High School has won the finals of this year’s One World Poetry Slam, held recently at the Ballakermeen Studio Theatre. Students Gr…”

  • Take part in willow lantern-making workshops and Christmas lights parade

    “Start your festive season by taking part in the now-traditional willow lantern-making workshops held by Manx Arts Development. The popular workshops take p…”

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