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  • Swimmer thanks lifeguards and paramedics who saved his life

    A man who suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming at the National Sports Centre (NSC) has returned to the pool to thank the lifeguards and paramedics who saved his life. Roy Higgins, 81 and from Onchan, had been swimming at the NSC on 14 July when he suddenly became ill. After spotting a swimmer was in difficulty, the pool side team were quick to respond. Having assessed the situation and called 999, lifeguards used their training to perform CPR, before using a defibrillator to successfully restart his he…

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  • Local bands to perform free gigs to encourage new audiences

    Three local bands have been given the opportunity to perform at the Isle of Man’s largest entertainment venue as part of a project to encourage more people to attend live gigs. The Made in Mann music series will begin this month and see acts performing live at the Villa Marina in Douglas. The project, funded by the Isle of Man Arts Council (IoMAC), will begin with a performance by Voodoo Bandits on Friday 25 September - followed by a Biskee Brisht on 30 October and Sunset Jet on 27 November. There are no t…

    read more Wed, Sep 9th 2020 3:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Pupils set to return to school with attendance compulsory

    Thousands of pupils in the Isle of Man will be welcomed back to their classes next week, for the start of the new school year.  With the risk of children becoming ill from coronavirus currently considered very low, the attendance of all pupils will be compulsory when schools open on Wednesday 9 September.  Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture said: ‘Attending school is vitally important for our children’s education and just as importantly, their mental wellbeing. ‘Current interna…

    read more Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 6:29 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Support for students to travel off-Island by air

    The Isle of Man Government has worked with Loganair to make travel for students easier and more affordable. Next month will see many Isle of Man students starting or returning to university in the UK and further afield. Due to the current border restrictions in place, journeys by car and ferry will require travellers to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to the Isle of Man. This is likely to make the traditional trip of taking family members to university impractical.   Working with the Isle of Man…

    read more Wed, Aug 26th 2020 4:57 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man Arts Council announces annual student awards

    The Isle of Man Arts Council has announced the recipients of its annual student awards for 2020/21.  Awarded to students moving into or currently in further or higher education, the three awards are each worth £10,000 over the duration of a course. The Jonathan Gollow Award for Performing Arts has been awarded to Fraser Rowe, who will be attending the Royal Northern College of Music to study for a BMus (Hons) degree in Popular Music. Fraser said: 'I am extremely excited to see where this will take my music…

    read more Mon, Aug 24th 2020 12:17 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Over 800 Isle of Man students to receive GCSE results

    “Tomorrow (Thursday 20 August) over 800 Year 11 students from the Island’s five secondary schools will receive their full Level 1 and 2 qualification result…”

  • Isle of Man Sport Coaching Festival 2020

    “The Isle of Man Sport Coaching Festival will take place on Saturday-Sunday 12-13 September after being postponed due the coronavirus pandemic.  Now in its…”

  • Island students achieve excellent A-level results despite pandemic

    “The majority of A-level students have achieved the grades close to what they were expecting, however many students have had their grades reduced by the exa…”

  • Isle of Man Government to help schools appeal exam grades

    “The Isle of Man Government would like to highlight an issue that has emerged today (Tuesday 11 August) in the awarding of Cambridge International IGCSE Eng…”

  • Parents asked for school meal voucher feedback

    “Parents who receive food shopping vouchers during the school holidays are being encouraged to take part in a survey to shape future policies. It is hoped t…”

  • Manx goes Mainstream – Significant Moment for the Manx Language

    “At the July sitting of Tynwald an historic Order was passed which recognised the significant value of the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh (Manx language primary school…”

  • Sessions to improve bike skills and improve confidence to encourage cycling as a mode of transport

    “The Isle of Man Government’s Bike 4 Life scheme restarted today (Friday 31 July) and looks to improve the confidence in people of all cycling abilities and…”

  • Remote learning review seeks lockdown feedback

    “Parents and pupils are being asked to share their experiences of remote learning during the global health emergency in a survey launched today (Monday 27 J…”

  • Teachers set for biggest pay rise in fifteen years

    “Teachers in the Isle of Man are set to receive their biggest pay rise in fifteen years. It comes after Gavin Williamson, the UK Education Secretary, accept…”

  • Free school meal vouchers extended over summer

    “The Isle of Man Government is planning to extend its Free School Meal Voucher Scheme to help eligible families during the school holiday this summer. The s…”

  • Higher Education Fair to go ahead thanks to student help

    “An annual event to help sixth form students learn more about life after school will go ahead thanks to support from local students. The Higher Education Fa…”

  • Statement from Dr Alex Allinson MHK following a statement from the Joint Trade Unions

    “Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture has issued this statement following today's (14 July) statement from the Joint Trade Unions…”

  • Summer of activities planned for young people

    “Children of all ages will be able to try new sports, learn new skills and make new friends during this year’s summer holidays through a range of initiative…”

  • Teaching Union to ballot for strike action

    “A teaching union has written to the Isle of Man Government over plans to ballot its members for strike action later this month.The Isle of Man Government r…”

  • New headteacher for Victoria Road School

    “Natalie Johnstone has been appointed as the new headteacher for Victoria Road School. Mrs Johnstone studied at St Ninian's High School on the Island, befor…”

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