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  • Breakfast Club for Isle of Man Sport Coaches

    Now established as a regular feature in the coaching calendar, the Isle of Man Sport Coaches’ Forum will host its 6th Breakfast Club on Sunday 7th October, starting at 8am. Taking place at the Isle of Man Sport Institute by the NSC Athletics Track, the Forum welcomes guest coach Jon Whiting, the man behind the Isle of Man Men's Hockey team. Jon will share his experiences of his time spent in the England Hockey Advanced Coach Programme over the last two years. Having recently graduated from the scheme Jon h…

    read more Fri, Sep 28th 2018 4:19 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Laxey School opens up ‘The Youth Den’

    Laxey School has opened up its very own ‘Youth Den’, a purpose-built room within the school designed for sole use as a youth centre for the Laxey & Lonan Junior Youth Club. Previously a room has been made available by the school but after holding a very successful and busy club in the school it was clear that a dedicated room was going to be needed. The Youth Den was officially declared open by Ann Corlett MHK, representing the Island’s Youth Service. Speaking after cutting the ribbon, she said: “It’s grea…

    read more Tue, Sep 25th 2018 2:29 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Island Presentation Evening

    More than 150 young people were invited to receive Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificates last night (18th September) – marking another successful year for the award on the Island. The annual awards evening at the Gaiety Theatre was sponsored by Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre. Paul Riding, North of England Regional Officer, presented the certificates. To gain a Bronze award, young people aged 14 and over complete at least three months on each of three sections – volunteering, physica…

    read more Fri, Sep 21st 2018 11:18 am by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Taster sessions aim to encourage secondary school starters to take up sport

    Students starting secondary school in the north and south of the Island have been encouraged to take up sport following a day of taster sessions. The sessions, offering a 45 minute taster of six sports, were held at Castle Rushen High School and Ramsey Grammar School. They were specifically targeted at year 7 pupils (ages 11 and 12) who started secondary school earlier this month. It’s hoped the taster sessions will encourage more young people to take up sport in the community – leading to lifelong hobbies…

    read more Fri, Sep 21st 2018 11:12 am by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Provisional A-level results 2018 indicate record performance across Island schools

    The 2018 A-level results in the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s (DESC) five secondary schools once again reflect a record standard of achievement for pupils. There has been a considerable increase in the percentage of pupils gaining the higher grades of A*-B when compared with all previous years. The overall pass rate (A*-E) of 98.4% is also up on last year. As only a very small minority of pupils took AS levels, these are not included in the Department’s overall analysis. In DESC’s five secon…

    read more Thu, Aug 16th 2018 7:41 pm by Newswikkiaccess on decnews wiki

  • Isle of Man Sport Celebration of Coaching

    “Recognising the work of volunteer sports coaches is the theme for a new event being promoted byIsle of Man Sport. A Celebration of Coaching will take place…”

  • Special award for Manx Youth Games stalwart

    “A man who has played a leading role in the success of the Manx Youth Games has received special recognition from the Department of Education, Sport and Cul…”

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