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  • Student 2017 STEP Programme is biggest yet in the Isle of Man

    This year’s STEP Programme – which offers undergraduates a paid summer project placement in a business, government department or the third sector – is the biggest in its 19-year history in the Island. Over 45 students have recently started, or are about to start, a usually eight-week project set by their host employer. The Programme, which is run by the Department of Economic Development and sponsored by Standard Bank, places undergraduates in work-based projects over their summer holiday. Students apply t…

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  • Joe Greene

    To say that we are utterly devastated at the news of Joe’s untimely passing in Spain on Monday 17th July 2017 is an understatement. He was a young man with a lively and infectious attitude to life.; someone who lit up a room as he entered but also had a caring and sensitive side appreciated by all. Joe started school at St. Ninian’s High School coming to us from St. Mary’s Primary School in September 2010. He progressed well through his Key Stage Three years at Park Road and latterly at the new Lower Schoo…

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  • Sports coaching scheme offers skills for life

    Young volunteers are learning valuable life and workplace skills at a sports camp at the National Sports Centre this week. Twenty three 15 to 21-year-olds are participating in the annual Sure Sports Leader Programme, run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) and sponsored by Sure Isle of Man. As well as learning to coach seven sports, they will gain nationally recognised qualifications in emergency first aid and safeguarding and protecting children. They will also acquire skills in sports science, communicati…

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  • Bike pods encourage customers and staff to cycle to NSC

    Customers and staff have greater encouragement to cycle to the National Sports Centre (NSC) as secure bike pods are now available for their use. There are 14 lockable pods – 10 outside the main entrance in Groves Road and four near the outdoor changing rooms. Cyclists using them will pay a fully returnable deposit of £10 at the NSC counter and obtain a key to the pod. Carl Glover, General Manager of the NSC, said: ‘The Programme for Government promises initiatives that encourage people to cycle to work and…

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  • VOTE ARDWHALLAN !

    Ardwhallan is asking for your vote! And as the deadline for votes approches they need your support now! Voting closes at the end of July and can be done at https://mcf.org.uk/region/isle-of-man/ The outdoor education centre has been nominated as one of the Manx Charities to benefit from Masonic Charitable Foundation. Said Jenny Lantry, Chief Instructor: "The amount we receive will depend on the number of votes." “We’re planning on funding an Apprenticeship scheme with the proceeds should we be successful.”…

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  • ManSat Group’s NASA Space School scholars all set for Houston

    “Three Isle of Man students are bound for NASA after winning this year’s ManSat scholarships to attend the United Space School in Houston, Texas. Ciara Sowe…”

  • ISLE OF MAN SPORT AID ACADEMY RECEIVES RENEWED SUPPORT

    “The Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy will continue its work with young athletes for a third year thanks to renewed support from sponsors SMP Partners and Newf…”

  • RGS is the Best Secondary School Farm in the British Isles!

    “Ramsey Grammar School is the Best School Farm- this is now the official verdict of the School Farms Network. At an awards ceremony on Friday 30th June RGS…”

  • Young people honoured at awards

    “Young achievers who make a valuable contribution to Manx culture and society were today honoured by the North American Association (NAMA). Each year, NAMA…”

  • Sugata Mitra visits Willaston

    “Professor Sugata Mitra, famed for his ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiment and winner of the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Prize 2013 visited Willast…”

  • School signs up to Island’s Digital Inclusion Strategy

    “Ballakermeen has become the first school on the island to sign up to the government's Digital Inclusion Strategy 2016-2021.This initiative, which brings to…”

  • Second chance to hear talk by Team Sky nutritional adviser

    “Athletes and coaches are being offered a second chance to listen to a talk by one of the world’s leading sports nutritionist. Isle of Man Sport, in partner…”

  • MIND MANAGEMENT THE FOCUS FOR LATEST ISLE OF MAN SPORT AID ACADEMY WORKSHOP

    “Mind management will be the topic for the next Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy workshop, the last of the Academy’s second year. Leonie Lightfoot from the fam…”

  • Jurby School Conquers Helvellyn

    “Over the last Academic year the pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Jurby Community school have been working in partnership with Ardwhallan Outdoor Education…”

  • Rotary Dictionary 4 Life

    “The Isle of Man Rotary Clubs are very pleased to announce that they have joined forces with the Department for Education and Children in offering dictionar…”

  • Noisy end to Sure-sponsored sports year

    “Primary school pupils raised the roof of the National Sports Centre this week when they took part in the Sure-sponsored Sportshall athletics championships.…”

  • Hungarians to experience Manx culture on exchange visit

    “Young people from Hungary will experience Manx culture during a six-day stay in the Island next month. Thirteen students from a school in the city of Kecsk…”

  • NSC simplifies pricing structure

    “After a detailed review of its charging structure the National Sports Centre has announced a new range of updated and simplified charges, coming into effec…”

  • NSC announces initiative for armed forces personnel

    “Armed forces personnel from the Isle of Man are to be allowed free use of the Fitness Zone gym and swimming pool at the National Sports Centre (NSC) while…”

  • Action-packed summer at Holiday Venture Schemes

    “Young people will have an action-packed summer if they sign up to the Department of Education and Children Youth Service’s Holiday Venture Schemes. Session…”

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