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  • Creative professionals offered chance to pitch for funding

    Creative professionals are being offered the opportunity to pitch for grant funding from the Isle of Man Arts Council. The Arts Council will host an event at NOA Bakehouse on Thursday 9th February from 6pm at which those getting a creative business or project off the ground can present a case for funding. There are eight places at the event and participants will give presentations lasting up to eight minutes to a panel from the Arts Council. The three successful pitches will be awarded grants of £1500, £10…

    read more one hour 40 minutes ago by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Clothworkers take the Mannequin Challenge

    Mannequins in Mann have become a reality thanks to the wizardry of filmmaker Dario Leonetti and the pupils of Peel Clothworkers School. Earlier this week they got together to create their version of the craze that has taken the internet by storm - the Mannequin Challenge… WATCH THE VIDEO HERE This is a viral internet video vogue where people remain frozen in time like mannequins while a video is recorded usually, as in this case, with the song "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background. Dari…

    read more Thu, Dec 1st 2016 2:06 pm by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Games to become firm fixture with support from Microgaming

    A sporting event for secondary students will become a firm part of the school calendar after it encouraged them to get active and sign up to clubs. The Community Games was launched in 2016 with support from Microgaming through its PlayItForward initiative. Aimed at 11 to 18-year-olds who don’t belong to a school, club or Island team, the games were attended by students from the Department of Education and Children’s five secondary schools. Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR), which ran the games, says the even…

    read more Mon, Nov 28th 2016 9:55 am by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • The University College Isle of Man Open Evening

    The University College Isle of Man (UCM) offers the Manx community a unique experience to study an increasingly wide range of vocational, further and higher education courses near to home. Qualifications as varied as sports diplomas, engineering and craft apprenticeships, A levels and Computer Science and Business Management degrees are all offered at UCM. Students can choose between subjects as diverse as Art and Design, Administration, Health and Social Care, Hairdressing, and Hospitality and Catering, a…

    read more Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 12:38 pm by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • New headteacher for Scoill Phurt le Moirrey

    Ange Callaghan is the new permanent headteacher of Scoill Phurt le Moirrey, having been acting head since April 2016. She replaces Sue Mowle, who is now Director of Inclusion and Safeguarding for the Department of Education and Children. Mrs Callaghan gained a degree in business studies and German from Sheffield’s Hallam University and studied for a PGCE in her adopted home of the Isle of Man through Liverpool Hope University. As a newly qualified teacher, she joined Victoria Road Primary School in 2001, m…

    read more Mon, Nov 21st 2016 10:07 am by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Sure Sports Programme gets 320 pupils playing badminton

    “More than 320 primary school pupils took part in a badminton festival at the National Sports Centre on Wednesday. The event was the latest in the 2016/17 S…”

  • Bunscoill Ghaelgagh pupils become Channel 4 announcers

    “The Manx language will be heard on Channel 4 from this week after pupils from the Bunscoill Ghaelgaghrecorded programme announcements. The primary school i…”

  • Acclaimed Manx dancer arrives home for workshops

    “A Manx dancer who is acclaimed on the international stage returns home to conduct workshops this week. In a visit organised by the Isle of Man Arts Council…”

  • The University College Isle of Man Open Evening

    “The University College Isle of Man (UCM) offers the Manx community a unique experience to study an increasingly wide range of vocational, further and highe…”

  • Digital treasure-hunters boost opportunities for young people

    “Digital treasure hunters have boosted opportunities for young people to gain important life skills. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Island ran the Seven H…”

  • Minister announces responsibilities of political Members

    “Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children, has announced the areas his political Members will take charge of. Ann Corlett MHK will have the d…”

  • RGS working in Partnership with the Manx Dyslexia Association

    “As part of its campaign to promote reading, the Manx Dyslexia Association has purchased a set of Barrington Stoke books to supplement Ramsey Grammar School…”

  • Pupils with disabilities benefit from football festivals

    “Pupils with disabilities developed physical and social skills at recent football festivals run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR). More than 80 pupils from…”

  • Schools to close for TT fortnight in 2019

    “School holiday dates for 2018/19 have been published by the Department of Education and Children. The holidays include two weeks off for pupils for TT 2019…”

  • Take part in willow lantern-making workshops and parade

    “There’s an invitation to start your festive season by taking part in the now-traditional willow lantern-making workshops held by Manx Arts Development The…”

  • Island committed to educating athletes on anti-doping rules

    “Local athletes and officials planning to attend next year’s NatWest Island Games will take part in workshops on anti-doping rules this weekend. The ‘Clean…”

  • Final facility at flood-hit NSC reopens this Week

    “The all-weather pitch at the National Sports Centre (NSC) will be back in use on this week (31st October). The artificial pitch was among indoor and outdoo…”

  • Best-selling author’s mind management techniques subject of sport lecture

    “The mind management techniques of best-selling author Professor Steve Peters will be the subject of the annual Isle of Man Sport Lecture. Leonie Lightfoot…”

  • Students “Meet the Charities” as One World Charity Challenge gets underway

    “10th anniversary for popular international development project in Island schools It’s a special year for the One World Charity Challenge as it marks its 10…”

  • Emily and Nell win Young Historian Project Prizes

    “Ramsey Grammar School pupils, Emily Corkill and Nell Davies have won prizes in a nationwide UK, Spirit of Normandy, Young Historian Project competition tha…”

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