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  • Flume works restart at National Sports Centre

    Work to complete the flumes and leisure pool area at the National Sports Centre in Douglas has restarted after being postponed earlier in the year. A specialist contractor is now working on the final phase of the project during which noise and disruption will be kept to a minimum. The project may require some temporary pool hall closures and these will be communicated to the general public in advance. Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘I apologise for the delays in comp…

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  • COVID-19: Schools being closely monitored during final week of summer term

    The Isle of Man Government is closely monitoring COVID-19 cases and how the number of people being asked to self-isolate after testing positive is affecting schools on the Island. Parents are still responsible for sending their children to school unless there is a medical reason why they cannot attend.  The Department of Education, Sport and Culture understands that some parents might choose not to send their children to school this week.  Pupils who stay home will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, b…

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  • Opportunity to try cycling at inclusive Bike 4 Life open day

    People of all ages and abilities are invited to learn more about cycling at the National Sports Centre (NSC) on Friday 30 July. The open day, supported by Tower Insurance and Cycle 360, is part of Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Bike 4 Life scheme. The free session will see qualified cycling instructors from MSR and the Isle of Man Constabulary’s Road Safety Team help people who are new to cycling, low on confidence or just want brush up their bike skills, in a safe and inclusive environment. A range of…

    read more Wed, Jul 14th 2021 1:04 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • North American Manx Awards: Young people recognised for outstanding cultural contribution

    Students who made an outstanding contribution to Manx culture last year have been recognised by the North American Manx Association (NAMA).  The North American Manx Awards honour the achievements of children and young people in areas such as language, music and the arts. Roo Hyett, 14, and Sophia Taylor, 17, who both attend QEII were recognised for music and language respectively, and St John’s pupil Thomas McAleer was recognised for art. Ten-year-old Ben Cawtherley, an accomplished artist who attends Buns…

    read more Fri, Jul 9th 2021 6:27 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Sporting Club Isle of Man to sponsor Manx Youth Games

    Sporting Club Isle of Man to become the new headline sponsor of the Manx Youth Games from 2022 to 2024. The Club will support the Manx Sport and Recreation event for the next three Games, reinforcing a commitment to support the Manx community by promoting their existing social and sporting capital. The Manx Youth Games are the biggest multi-sport event for young people from school years 2 - 10 in the Isle of Man. The event attracts over 1000 participants across a variety sports with over 50 weekly training…

    read more Wed, Jul 7th 2021 11:54 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Minister Allinson’s Statement on COVID-19 - 1 July 2021

    “This time in the school year staff and students are normally very busy. For sixth formers they are looking back on what they have learnt and finishing asse…”

  • Update on the COVID-19 situation in Schools

    “A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and the headteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them.  Th…”

  • New caterers to transform NSC café

    “A local caterer has been chosen to transform the café at the National Sports Centre and provide a healthy and locally sourced menu. Riverside Limited, who…”

  • Update on COVID-19 situation at St Ninian’s High School

    “Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested posi…”

  • Important message for students at St Ninian’s High School

    “Three new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Isle of Man in the last 24 hours. Two are travel related and one was detected in a linked individual…”

  • Systems in place to ensure fair summer grades

    “Schools in the Isle of Man are following the rigorous processes set by the different qualification awarding organisations, to ensure that grades awarded to…”

  • Giant deckchairs installed at VillaGaiety

    “Three giant deckchairs have been installed in the Villa Marina Gardens, where they will remain throughout summer. The VillaGaiety chairs, which can each ho…”

  • Views sought on Vocational Training Assistance Scheme

    “A reminder that the Department of Education, Sport and Culture is seeking views on the Vocational Training Assistance Scheme (VTAS). The VTAS provides fina…”

  • Consultation launched on Student Awards Policy

    “The Department of Education, Sport and Culture have launched a consultation that will influence the content of future Student Award Regulations. Student Aw…”

  • School children help appoint active travel schools officer

    “A new active travel schools officer has been appointed to inspire more children, parents and teachers to enjoy the benefits of building a short walk or cyc…”

  • COVID-19 Screening to be piloted with secondary school pupils

    “A voluntary pilot testing scheme for COVID-19 is due to begin in secondary schools throughout this summer term. The scheme will involve home testing latera…”

  • Returning students urged to register for vaccination

    “Students returning to the Isle of Man will be offered their two doses of COVID-19 vaccine during the summer break. Special vaccination clinics have been ar…”

  • Pedestrian crossing for Braddan School

    “Pupils, staff, parents and carers at Braddan School will be able to use a new pedestrian crossing when the school year starts in September.  A project to i…”

  • Parents invited to apply for pre-school credit

    “Parents of children who turn four in the next school year can apply for £3,420 to help with their education through the pre-school credit scheme. The credi…”

  • Isle of Man Sports Awards: Golfer and equestrian star win top prizes

    “  Golfer Tom Gandy and equestrian star Yasmin Ingham have been crowned Isle of Man sportsman and sportswoman of the year for 2020. Both were recognised at…”

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