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  • NSC Fitness Zone and spa suite likely to be closed for three weeks

    The male changing area damaged by fire last week at the National Sports Centre has been released back to the Department of Education, Sport and Culture following an investigation by police and fire officials. The damage to the changing area is extensive and will require full refurbishment. During the fire, smoke penetrated the ventilation systems, resulting in a significant amount of smoke entering the Fitness Zone area. This has caused damage to the ceiling tiles, air conditioning units and has subsequent…

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  • New bursary available for aspiring young musicians

    Two aspiring young Manx musicians could benefit from a new annual bursary of up to £1,000 each to fund a place at music summer school of their choice in the UK. The bursary has been established thanks to the generous and thoughtful bequest of Roz Kelly, a talented and accomplished Manx musician who sang with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Liverpool Chamber Choir. Roz first started to learn the violin while a pupil at Braddan Primary School and also enjoyed singing and playing the piano, oft…

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  • The Heat is on in Jurby!

    The heat was on for Year 5 and 6 pupils at Jurby Community School recently, when they were visited by Kumar Menon of Leela’s Kitchen. The children have been learning about India as their topic this term, and were delighted when Kumar joined them to talk to them about India and Indian food. He showed them how to make onion bahjis, and taught them how to make a simple curry. The children were then each given a tub of Leela's kitchen mild curry powder, so that they could go home and try making their own. Kuma…

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  • UCM student secures Commonwealth Games intern role

    A University College Isle of Man (UCM) student has been awarded a prestigious internship with the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) ahead of the 2018 games in Australia. Kirree Quayle (LEFT) from Baldrine began the year-long internship in July, and is gaining valuable work experience developing marketing plans, fundraising and building links within the local community. The exciting role will see Kirree take a trip ‘down under’ with the Manx team next spring! Twenty-year old Kirree is in the…

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  • Five year strategy salutes and celebrates Manx language

    An exciting new strategy to promote Manx language at home and on the international stage is to be launched on Wednesday 6th December at Arbory Primary School. Driven by the ethos ‘Manx language for all’, the Manx Language Strategy Strateysh son y Ghaelg, will see a concerted effort to broaden the appeal, understanding and use of Manx over the next five years. Coordinated by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture and Culture Vannin, this will be the first initiative of its kind to protect the Island…

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  • Visiting teachers from Sweden "in awe"...

    “It was a pleasure to welcome Anna and Paivi, to Willaston School. They are teachers from Sweden. They are interested in SOLE ( self organised learning envi…”

  • 'Way of Being’ Rocks!

    “A group of students in Year 8 and 9 from Ramsey Grammar School have planned, organised and run a treasure hunt for the whole of Key Stage 3 students to tak…”

  • Students support a Community Christmas

    “Christmas Cards for our Community Aware that not everyone receives Christmas Cards, 150 Year 8 students have been researching festive poems, stories, jokes…”

  • Pool improvements will benefit entire community

    “The swimming pools at the National Sports Centre (NSC) are scheduled to close in August 2018 for a period of approximately eight months. All other faciliti…”

  • Fire at NSC Update

    “The sports halls, bowls hall and squash courts at the National Sports Centre will re-open from 12 noon today. The gym and spa suite will remain closed unti…”

  • Fire at National Sports Centre

    “7th March 2018 Fire at National Sports Centre The National Sports Centre has closed due to a small fire in the gym changing area. Everyone was safely evacu…”

  • Scorecard to notch up discounts with Manx Sport and Recreation

    “Users of the National Sports Centre have a smart new way to keep track of their loyalty points. A new Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) Scorecard will replac…”

  • Youth survey helps target services to where they are needed

    “An online survey of the Island’s young people will once again help the Government and partner agencies to better plan and direct services. It is being co-o…”

  • Graduate survey sheds light on decision to live and work in Island

    “A survey of Manx graduates has highlighted key factors which influence young adults to return to the Island after their studies, to help grow the Manx econ…”

  • Government keeping close watch on pre-school provision

    “Pre-school provision in the Island is being closely monitored by DESC and DHSC officials, following the decision by the Children’s Centre to close its faci…”

  • Isle of Man students share language skills and learn about culture on charitable trip to Cambodia

    “Students from Castle Rushen High School will have a ‘life-changing experience’ when they take part in a youth scheme’s charitable trip to Cambodia. The You…”

  • Isle of Man Sport Awards Nominations 2017

    “The shortlist for the 2017 Isle of Man Sports Awards sponsored by Microgaming Play It Forward, has been announced today (18 January). The event will take p…”

  • Digital future for school holiday sports bookings

    “Manx Sport and Recreation will launch an online booking system for its popular school holiday programmes at the end of February. The system will allow pare…”

  • Importance of sport at early age emphasised as Manx Youth Games are launched

    “The importance of children exercising from an early age has been outlined by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture. The Minister of…”

  • Paralympian golden girl to light up Isle of Man Sports Awards

    “Five-time Paralympic swimming champion and trailblazer for disability sport Ellie Simmonds OBE will be the guest of honour at the 2017 Isle of Man Sports A…”

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