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  • 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 (NAMA). The annual awards ceremony – which recognises those who have excelled in the fields of Manx music, culture, the arts and crafts, and involvement with the Island’s community – was held today at Legislative Buildings in Douglas. As in previous years, the judging panel had a difficult task in deciding the winners, given the considerable talents and achi…

    read more Fri, Jul 6th 2018 4:17 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • 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 children’s learning in the outdoors, in particular focussing on the skills of team work, resilience and problem solving. This programme culminated in a week long trip to North Wales for the children in Year 5 and 6. The children put their team work and resilience skills to the test every day, as they went back to basics, staying in a simple bunk house, half a…

    read more Wed, Jul 4th 2018 11:03 am by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • 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 workshops – two of which are new to the Island – form the Sport Coaching Festival which takes place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September 2018 at the National Sports Centre in Douglas. The festival will start with ‘Coaching Engaging Sessions for Young People’. Research and experience shows the biggest drop off in participation figures occurs with young peopl…

    read more Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 3:54 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • 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 workshops – two of which are new to the Island – form the Sport Coaching Festival which takes place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September 2018 at the National Sports Centre in Douglas. The festival will start with ‘Coaching Engaging Sessions for Young People’. Research and experience shows the biggest drop off in participation figures occurs with young peopl…

    read more Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 3:52 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • 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). MSR – which is part of Department of Education, Sport and Culture – leads much of the work to deliver the Government’s ten year strategy for sport, which aims to get more people, more active, more often. Christian Varley of MSR said: “As part of the government department tasked with delivering the strategy for sport, it seems only right that we work toget…

    read more Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 11:43 am by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • 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…”

  • Good news for CRHS students after exam error

    “Students who sat this year’s IGCSE English Literature exam at Castle Rushen High School (CRHS) are to be given special consideration by the exam board. Som…”

  • Lego Therapy at RGS

    “Ramsey Grammar School’s Student Services and Support Department would like to thank Utmost Wealth Solutions and the families and friends of those students…”

  • Third Microgaming PlayItForward Community Games aims to spark interest in sport

    “The Isle of Man’s third annual Microgaming PlayItForward Community Games takes place on Wednesday 20 June at the National Sports Centre in Douglas. The gam…”

  • A Touch of Africa

    “Ramsey Grammar School welcomes international story teller Mara Menzies in early July. Scots-Kenyan storyteller Mara comes to RGS after recently performing…”

  • Conference for 800 teachers to highlight essentials for learning in the Isle of Man

    “On 1 June, over 800 teaching staff on the Island will attend the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s ‘Essentials 4 Learning’ symposium. The sympos…”

  • Lucky winners of Youth Survey presented with prizes

    “A random selection of 15 young people who completed the 2018 Youth Surveyhave been presented prizes by the Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, Graha…”

  • Island’s biggest youth sporting event kicks-off with 1,200 strong parade

    “The Island’s National Sports Centre (NSC) was awash with colour this morning when 1,200 participants paraded onto the athletics track for the opening cerem…”

  • New Walk and Talk routes take in the Manx countryside

    “The popular Walk and Talk scheme from Manx Sport and Recreation is ‘going green’ between May and August with new routes away from the towns, taking in more…”

  • Over 1,000 children gear-up for Island’s biggest youth sport event

    “The seventeenth annual Manx Youth Games swings into action next week with over 1,000 children expected to take part in what has become a highlight of the M…”

  • Ramsey Grammar School and Ballakermeen High School Link Up for Work Experience in Germany

    “Following on from its success at Ballakermeen High School 4 years ago, Ramsey Grammar School Headteacher, Annette Baker, has relaunched the opportunity for…”

  • Government support to encourage more people to get into sport

    “A new initiative has launched to encourage adults of all ages and abilities to get involved in sport. Called “The Swing of Things”, sessions take place at…”

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