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  • Island schools to hold active travel week

    Schools around the Isle of Man will be taking part in an Active Travel Week from Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October. Coinciding with the UK-wide Bike to School Week, a series of events will be taking place to motivate pupils and families to think about how they travel to and from school. Pupils will be encouraged to choose walking, cycling, scooting or any other means of active travel whenever possible during the week, for part if not all of their journeys.  The benefits of active travel are wide-rang…

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  • St Mary’s school officially reopened after major remodel

    An Isle of Man school has been officially reopened after a £4.5m project to transform its aging and cramped facilities into a learning environment fit for the 21st century. The total revamp at St Mary's has seen additional classrooms created, the hall extended, and lifts installed to make the split-level site fully accessible for the first time. Before it was near impossible for some disabled children to navigate the maze of stairs, the hall was too small for most activities and some classes used outdated…

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  • Temporary closure to NSC pool

    The NSC Pool has closed from 12 noon today (13 September) to facilitate some of the ongoing flumes replacement works. These works are unable to take place whilst the pool is in use. The situation will be reviewed as the works progress, the pool is currently scheduled to re- open Saturday morning (18 September) as per the usual timetable.

    read more Mon, Sep 13th 2021 3:04 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Fun day promotes getting active to boost mental resilience

    An open day has given people experiencing mental health problems the chance to see how physical activity and learning new practical skills can boost their wellbeing. The event at Brunswick Gardens in Douglas was part of the ACTIV4HEALTH Scheme which is funded by Manx Care and delivered by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR). It supports people who have been referred to the Community Wellbeing Service’s Next Step team by a mental health professional, and is designed to help people make positive lifestyle change…

    read more Mon, Sep 6th 2021 1:22 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Proportionate protective measures in place for new school year

    Schools and University College Isle of Man (UCM) will maintain proportionate protective measures such as increased ventilation and extra hygiene precautions when students return next month in line with Public Health advice. In addition, carbon dioxide monitors will be installed in classrooms to support enhanced ventilation. With attendance compulsory, secondary school and UCM students and staff, including primary school staff, are encouraged to wear face coverings in school buildings and buses, and take tw…

    read more Thu, Aug 26th 2021 3:25 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Children to learn more about diverse ethnic minorities in Island schools

    “Island schools will consider trialling new schemes of work aimed at raising awareness and understanding of race and ethnic minority themes in history, the…”

  • A-level students supported to make next steps

    “More than 400 students will be supported to make positive next steps in their education, training or employment after receiving their A-level grades on Tue…”

  • More than 1,200 students set to receive grades

    “More than 1,200 pupils will receive their A-level and GCSE grades in the Isle of Man this month, despite the cancellation of all exams due to the global he…”

  • Flexible working allows department office share

    “A more flexible approach to working since the pandemic will allow two departments to share one of the Island’s most eco-friendly offices, in a move that wi…”

  • Flume works restart at National Sports Centre

    “Work to complete the flumes and leisure pool area at the National Sports Centre in Douglas has restarted after being postponed earlier in the year. A speci…”

  • COVID-19: Schools being closely monitored during final week of summer term

    “The Isle of Man Government is closely monitoring COVID-19 cases and how the number of people being asked to self-isolate after testing positive is affectin…”

  • Opportunity to try cycling at inclusive Bike 4 Life open day

    “People of all ages and abilities are invited to learn more about cycling at the National Sports Centre (NSC) on Friday 30 July. The open day, supported by…”

  • North American Manx Awards: Young people recognised for outstanding cultural contribution

    “Students who made an outstanding contribution to Manx culture last year have been recognised by the North American Manx Association (NAMA).  The North Amer…”

  • Sporting Club Isle of Man to sponsor Manx Youth Games

    “Sporting Club Isle of Man to become the new headline sponsor of the Manx Youth Games from 2022 to 2024. The Club will support the Manx Sport and Recreation…”

  • Minister Allinson’s Statement on COVID-19 - 1 July 2021

    “This time in the school year staff and students are normally very busy. For sixth formers they are looking back on what they have learnt and finishing asse…”

  • Update on the COVID-19 situation in Schools

    “A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and the headteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them.  Th…”

  • New caterers to transform NSC café

    “A local caterer has been chosen to transform the café at the National Sports Centre and provide a healthy and locally sourced menu. Riverside Limited, who…”

  • Update on COVID-19 situation at St Ninian’s High School

    “Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested posi…”

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