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  • Laxey School opens up ‘The Youth Den’

    Laxey School has opened up its very own ‘Youth Den’, a purpose-built room within the school designed for sole use as a youth centre for the Laxey & Lonan Junior Youth Club. Previously a room has been made available by the school but after holding a very successful and busy club in the school it was clear that a dedicated room was going to be needed. The Youth Den was officially declared open by Ann Corlett MHK, representing the Island’s Youth Service. Speaking after cutting the ribbon, she said: “It’s grea…

    read more yesterday by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Island Presentation Evening

    More than 150 young people were invited to receive Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificates last night (18th September) – marking another successful year for the award on the Island. The annual awards evening at the Gaiety Theatre was sponsored by Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre. Paul Riding, North of England Regional Officer, presented the certificates. To gain a Bronze award, young people aged 14 and over complete at least three months on each of three sections – volunteering, physica…

    read more 5 days ago by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Taster sessions aim to encourage secondary school starters to take up sport

    Students starting secondary school in the north and south of the Island have been encouraged to take up sport following a day of taster sessions. The sessions, offering a 45 minute taster of six sports, were held at Castle Rushen High School and Ramsey Grammar School. They were specifically targeted at year 7 pupils (ages 11 and 12) who started secondary school earlier this month. It’s hoped the taster sessions will encourage more young people to take up sport in the community – leading to lifelong hobbies…

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  • Provisional A-level results 2018 indicate record performance across Island schools

    The 2018 A-level results in the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s (DESC) five secondary schools once again reflect a record standard of achievement for pupils. There has been a considerable increase in the percentage of pupils gaining the higher grades of A*-B when compared with all previous years. The overall pass rate (A*-E) of 98.4% is also up on last year. As only a very small minority of pupils took AS levels, these are not included in the Department’s overall analysis. In DESC’s five secon…

    read more Thu, Aug 16th 2018 7:41 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Isle of Man Sport Celebration of Coaching

    Recognising the work of volunteer sports coaches is the theme for a new event being promoted byIsle of Man Sport. A Celebration of Coaching will take place at the Tea Junction on Saturday 8th September to honour the army of sports coaches who give up their time freely to provide unrivalled opportunities for the Island’s population to participate in sport. Starting at 7pm, the evening will include a supper in the presence of special guest John Fletcher, the former long-standing coach to the England Rugby u1…

    read more Thu, Aug 16th 2018 7:37 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Special award for Manx Youth Games stalwart

    “A man who has played a leading role in the success of the Manx Youth Games has received special recognition from the Department of Education, Sport and Cul…”

  • Young people honoured by North American Manx Association

    “Nine young people who have made a significant contribution to Manx culture and the community have been honoured by the North American Manx Association (NAM…”

  • Underneath the Hot Sun - Jurby School Canoe to England

    “Over the last 12 months the pupils at Jurby Community School have been working in partnership with Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre to develop the child…”

  • Isle of Man Sport Coaching Festival this September

    “Sport coaches are set to benefit from a series of workshops in September to help them ‘excite, engage and enable’ the Island’s sportsmen and women. The wor…”

  • Isle of Man Sport Coaching Festival this September

    “Sport coaches are set to benefit from a series of workshops in September to help them ‘excite, engage and enable’ the Island’s sportsmen and women. The wor…”

  • School staff rise to challenge of Parish Walk

    “Seventy-eight staff from the Island’s schools entered the 2018 Parish Walk in response to a challenge from colleagues in Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR). M…”

  • Public’s views sought on arts, culture and recreation

    “The Manx public have the opportunity to help shape the future of arts, culture and recreation in the Isle of Man by taking part in a new survey. It aims to…”

  • Coaches Breakfast Club begins its second year

    “Isle of Man Sport’s popular Coaches Breakfast Club is set to begin its second year. Providing a platform for coaches to share their knowledge and experienc…”

  • Visit strengthens relations between Isle of Man and China

    “The Island has hosted a visit from the head of the education section at China’s embassy in London. Minister Counsellor Wang Yongli’s two day trip began on…”

  • Year 7 Archaeological Workshop at RGS

    “Year 7 (age 11 to 12) Ramsey Grammar School Students were very excited this week to get the opportunity to take part in an archaeological workshop. Archaeo…”

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