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  • Home educators reminded to register

    Parents of children who are home or privately educated are reminded of the requirement to register with the Department of Education and Children (DEC). The requirement comes under the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009. It applies to those teaching their children at home or sending them to private – ie, not DEC-run – schools. Andrew Shipley, Legal and Administration Manager, said: ‘Responsibility for ensuring a child is educated rests with parents/guardians. If they do not register the child wit…

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  • Outstanding graduate results at UCM - again

    University College Isle of Man (UCM) 2017 graduates have again excelled in their results this year, with an outstanding 83% of students achieving a ‘top grade’ – a first class or upper second class grade. The ‘top grade’ percentage is a key measure for all UK higher education institutions and UCM have exceeded the UK average for the last three years. Whilst the 2017 figure for the UK is not yet available last year it was 71% and UCM are proudly confident that their students have again performed better than…

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  • Sport Minister congratulates Commonwealth Youth Games team

    The Minister for Sport has congratulated the Island’s successful Commonwealth Youth Games team, which returned to the Island yesterday. Eight athletes – Jimmy Bostock, Tara Ferguson, Will Draper, David Mullarkey, Emma Hodgson, Kazia Whittaker, Euan Macmurchie and Joel Watterson – represented the Island at the sixth Games in the Bahamas, competing in cycling, athletics and swimming. Jimmy Bostock won the Island’s first ever Games gold in the boys’ cycling road race on Sunday. Tara Ferguson brought home a si…

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  • Young people equipped to work in outdoors thanks to study

    Young people have gained sport-based qualifications that will benefit the economy thanks to a partnership between Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre and University College Isle of Man (UCM). Students have this summer gained BTEC sport qualifications with a focus on outdoor and adventurous activities – a growth area for visitors to the Island and, therefore, employment. Six students completed level three qualifications after two years’ study, several of them gaining distinctions. Four of the students have…

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  • European Leadership Award for QEII Student

    Chloe Irving has won a Leadership award at the Junior Achievement European finals of the Company Programme held in Brussels. Chloe, age 17, is team leader of Progression+, the team from Queen Elizabeth High School which won the Junior Achievement Isle of Man Student Company of the Year competition in March with their vibrating alarm band called a Wakeeze. The team - Alex Devereau, Chloe Irving, Kelly McMullin, Chloe Mylchreest and Will Snape - went on to represent the Isle of Man at the JA-YE Company Progr…

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  • Young volunteers encourage others to respect environment through summer project

    “Young people have spent a second summer carrying out work at the Sea Terminal and surrounding area. Volunteers aged 11 to 17 gave up 15 hours each to clean…”

  • Brass Band Season 2017

    “The Arts Council Presents in association with the Villa Marina Brass Band Season 2017 Sundays @ 3pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8pm Villa Marina Arcade.”

  • Innovative sports coaching event heads north

    “An innovative event that brings sports coaches together is heading north. Rant and Rave Breakfast Club meets at Ramsey Rugby Club in Mooragh Park on Saturd…”

  • Provisional GCSE examination results, 2017

    “Key features of the provisional 2017 GCSE results The provisional GCSE results for Island pupils in the Department of Education and Children’s five seconda…”


    “Housing Matters has launched a programme to explain the reality of homelessness to teenagers in the Isle of Man. The Peer Education Programme (PEP) uses re…”

  • Chief Minister congratulates medal-winning cyclists

    “Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has congratulated competitors who achieved an Island cycling first by winning medals in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Thom…”

  • Physical literacy the topic for annual sport lecture

    “Physical literacy will be the subject of this year’s annual Isle of Man Sport lecture. The lecture, on Thursday October 26th, 6.30pm, will be delivered by…”

  • New youth head outlines vision for service

    “The new head of the Youth Service says he wants young people to have the best possible opportunities as they grow up in the Isle of Man. Nigel Howard has b…”

  • Improved school swimming timetable will increase standards

    “A revised school swimming timetable will provide all pupils in Years 3 to 6 at Department of Education and Children (DEC) schools the opportunity to swim w…”

  • Trying to find out why!!

    “Willaston School has unfortunately seen a large amount of vandalism to their outdoor environment over the 6 week summer break. Headteacher Rose Burton said…”

  • Unique free workshop for endurance coaches

    “The physiology of endurance athletes is the subject of a unique interactive workshop being held next month in the Isle of Man. Dr Andi Drake – who works wi…”

  • New Intake Of Young Athletes For Isle Of Man Sport Aid Academy

    “The Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy is welcoming more than 60 young Manx athletes onto the programme on Friday, 15th September. Following the success of the…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

  • 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…”

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