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  • Early years providers recognised for good practice

    Early years providers were recognised for good practice at a presentation at University College Isle of Man (UCM) this week. Dhoon Primary School’s combined Reception/Year 1 class received the Manx Step into Quality Award. A further six award-holders achieved post-verification certificates after demonstrating continued quality of practice. Hopes and Dreams in Woodbourne Road, Douglas; Sandcastles at Cronk-y-Berry Nursery and Marown and Henry Bloom Noble’s primary schools’ Reception classes achieved Manx St…

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  • UCM reaps benefit of cutting edge mower.

    UCM is reaping the benefit of a generous donation of a Dennis Sisis FT510 greens mower on long term loan to University College Isle of Man. It is for use by the Horticulture Students. The splendid new mower is to maintain the new sports area that is in the process of being established. The Honda-powered machine is at the “cutting edge” of mowers and a favourite of many industry professionals who maintain areas of fine turf; particularly bowls greens, cricket pitches and golf greens as well as croquet, tenn…

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  • Public invited to mark Armed Forces Day

    The public is invited to take part in the Isle of Man’s Armed Forces Day on Sunday 25th June. Local men and women serving in the armed forces will join veterans in a parade along Douglas’s promenades at 3pm and at a church service at the Villa Marina at 3.40pm. The multi-denominational service, led by Archdeacon Andie Brown, will have the theme ‘Peace and security for all, hard won by the few.’ In what is a moving highlight of the service, serving personnel returning to the Island for the occasion are welc…

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  • Athletes and officials educated on anti-doping rules ahead of NatWest Island Games

    Isle of Man Sport has hosted a third weekend of anti-doping workshops for the Isle of Man team travelling to next month’s NatWest Island Games. Sessions conducted at the Sports Institute by Granville Bennett, Educator for UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), were attended by 51 athletes and officials. It brings to 170 the number of Games participants who have benefited from the workshops – held as part of Isle of Man Sport’s new anti-doping education and testing programme. An advisory body to Government, Isle of Man Spo…

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  • Sporty youngsters praised for volunteer work

    Sporty youngsters who encouraged others to get fit and active have been praised by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children. Forty-two 16-year-olds signed up for the Sure Sports Leader Programme last summer. They attended a week-long camp, receiving training in coaching skills, safeguarding and protecting children, emergency first aid, teaching and disability inclusion. They were then mentored over the summer by qualified and experienced Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) coaches. Since Septemb…

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  • New headteacher for St Ninian’s High School

    “Chris Coole has been appointed headteacher of St Ninian’s High School with effect from September 2017. He replaces Andy Fox, who has been the school’s head…”

  • Young writers praised for creativity and imagination

    “Young story-tellers who participated in an annual writing competition have been praised for their creativity and imagination. More than 800 students aged 2…”

  • Thinking of studying history?

    “With A-Level examinations now in full swing, many students will soon be turning their attention to university. If you’re thinking of studying history, why…”

  • Plans go on show for school extension and refurbishment

    “Parents, pupils and the wider public are being invited to view and comment on plans for extensions to and the refurbishment of St Mary’s RC Primary School…”

  • Crucial Crew celebrates 25th anniversary

    “One of the Isle of Man’s largest and most successful community projects celebrates a significant milestone this year. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Cr…”

  • Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing 2017

    “The Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing, an annual competition for Island Schools, attracted a large number of entries. The competition, was open to all…”

  • Federation of schools will bring benefits for pupils and staff

    “Opportunities for pupils and staff will follow the federation of two primary schools. Under the new arrangement, Dhoon and Laxey primary schools will share…”

  • New flexible membership options offered ahead of NSC pool refurbishment

    “Revised membership packages are being introduced at the National Sports Centre (NSC) ahead of the temporary closure of the pool and associated facilities f…”

  • New headteacher for Rushen Primary School

    “A local woman is returning home to head a school she attended as a pupil. Suzanne Owens has been appointed headteacher of Rushen Primary School with effect…”

  • Summer of music supported by Isle of Man Arts Council

    “The popular summer brass band concert series begins tonight (Tuesday) with a performance by Manx Concert Brass. All the Island’s brass bands take part in t…”

  • Giant Loaghtan will welcome festival visitors

    “Visitors to next week’s Celtic Media Festival will be greeted by an iconic Manx emblem – a sculpture of a giant Loaghtan sheep. The structure is being erec…”

  • Retiring youth head reflects on lifetime working with young people

    “As Ken Callister retires from education, he looks back with pride on the generations of young people whose lives he has influenced and how the Isle of Man…”

  • Unique chance for novice and nervous cyclists to take to closed roads

    “Novice and nervous cyclists and those with disabilities or regaining fitness are being offered the unique chance to cycle on closed roads as part of a majo…”

  • Award instils skills invaluable for work and university

    “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helps young people to acquire skills that are invaluable for university and the workplace. That is the comment from Alison Ga…”

  • Take up cycling and get healthier and fitter

    “An initiative to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take up cycling recommences next week. Bike 4 Life, run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) o…”

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