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  • Isle of Man Sports Awards: Call for nominations for top achievements

    Sports fans are being invited to submit their nominations for the annual Isle of Man Sports Awards. In total, there will be 12 categories, including sportsman and sportswoman of the year, and all nominees must be Manx or lived on the Isle of Man for at least two years. People have three weeks to submit their recommendations online or by emailing iomsportsawards@gov.im before 21 December, when a shortlist will be drawn up. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Villa Marina in Douglas on 28…

    read more Wed, Nov 29th 2023 5:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Primary school postcard project champions Manx language

    Hundreds of primary school children on the Isle of Man have participated in an inter-school postcard project as part of their efforts to learn the Manx language. The project was organised by the Department of Education, Sport, and Culture’s (DESC) Manx Language Team, Yn Skimmee Gaelgagh, to coincide with the Cooish, a fun and friendly Manx language festival that takes place in November.  Culture Vannin provided each school with a range of eye-catching postcards designed by local artist Vicky Webb of Crumpe…

    read more Fri, Nov 24th 2023 10:35 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Around 1,400 attend Employment and Skills fair

    Around 1,400 people attended the Employment and Skills fair at the Villa Marina earlier this month. The Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s (DESC) event aims to help students, aged 15-18, explore their career options. In addition, University College Isle of Man (UCM) students following further or higher education courses, and members of the general public, came to receive specific advice and guidance about local employment opportunities. Students in their final years of schooling gained valuable i…

    read more Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 4:15 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • A week to celebrate ‘youth work in every place and space’

    From feeding horses and donkeys to drinking hot chocolate on the beach around 100 children participated in a series of events underscoring the Youth Service's commitment to engaging with the local community this month. From 6 – 12 November, National Youth Work Week saw young people from Onchan, Douglas and Laxey-based clubs participate in a series of events at local charities and businesses, centring on the theme of 'youth work in every place and space'. Members from Willaston Youth Club helped their local…

    read more Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 10:36 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Minor radon issues found at five schools

    A small number of rooms in five Isle of Man schools have been found to have above-average radon levels, but there are no immediate health concerns. The naturally occurring radioactive gas is present in the air of all buildings at varying levels and comes from naturally occurring uranium in the ground and some building materials. All state-run schools and University College Isle of Man (UCM) underwent testing this summer as part of the Isle of Man Government’s legal obligation to limit people’s exposure to…

    read more Tue, Nov 21st 2023 3:11 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Youth Service annual conference unveils ten year strategy

    An ambitious ten-year strategy that seeks to create an Island where all young people feel that they belong, are meaningfully engaged and reach their potential has been unveiled.  Announced at the Youth Service’s Annual Conference on 7 November, which was attended by around 100 youth workers and young people, the strategy outlines a fresh approach to shaping the future of youth services.  Nigel Howard, Principal Youth Officer, said: ‘The Isle of Man Youth Service exists to give young people somewhere to go,…

    read more Thu, Nov 16th 2023 3:57 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Five schools receive Green Flag award for ‘exceptional dedication’ to environment

    Five primary schools have received an internationally recognised award for their ‘exceptional dedication’ to environmental education and sustainable practices. St Mary’s Roman Catholic, Andreas, St John’s, Henry Bloom Noble and Victoria Road primary schools have received the Eco-Schools’ highest Green Flag award. Each completed the seven-step programme that engages children in learning about global issues such as climate change, biodiversity and marine conservation. This initiative prompted students to con…

    read more Thu, Nov 16th 2023 1:08 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Successful start for 2023-2025 Sport Aid Academy

    Over 130 promising young Manx Athletes have joined the 2023-2025 Sport Aid Academy two-year training programme. Isle of Man Sport welcomed the athletes, aged from 13-16, from various sports including Rugby, Swimming, Gymnastics and Football. The programme, which started in 2015 and runs from September to April each year, allows for students to be nominated by sport governing bodies or schools to participate in the comprehensive curriculum covering Team Building, Review Performance, Rest and Recovery, as we…

    read more Tue, Nov 14th 2023 4:14 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Employment and Skills fair focuses on real career paths

    Professional people will share insights about their career journeys at an employment event in Douglas next month. The Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s flagship employment and skills fair will be held at the Villa Marina on Thursday 9 November. More than 1,000 young people will attend the event, which will shine a light on the importance of transferable skills and the sometimes unconventional career paths. Students from all five secondary schools, University College Isle of Man and King William’…

    read more Thu, Nov 2nd 2023 5:03 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Manx language championed at British-Irish Council Conference

    The Manx language has been championed at a Ministerial meeting of the British-Irish Council held in Jersey earlier this month. The Conference focused on the Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used Languages work sector, and was a crucial platform to raise awareness of linguistic diversity. Ministerial delegates representing the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey, Ireland, Scotland and Wales were in attendance. The delegates discussed the 2023 policy report and approved a Forward Work Plan to guide activities up to 2026.…

    read more Thu, Oct 26th 2023 6:10 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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