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Update on Manx Educational Foundation’s proposed International Centre for Technology

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since the agreement with Government to sell the Nunnery in October 2013, the Manx Educational Foundation (MEF) has made substantial progress with its proposals to develop the International Centre for Technology, a private educational facility providing leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and business skills. To date, the MEF has raised millions of pounds in […]

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Visiting soldiers to deliver personal development days in schools

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

High school students will be put through their paces by a team of visiting soldiers next week as part of an innovative programme aimed at assisting personal development. Members of the 103rd Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) work with young people throughout the North West region to help improve communication, leadership, mechanical and teamwork skills. The […]

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Kewaigue wins Southern Schools’ years 5 and 6 hockey tournament

Kewaigue wins Southern Schools’ years 5 and 6 hockey tournament

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kewaigue Primary School has won the first Southern Schools’ years 5 and 6 hockey tournament, triumphing 1-0 over Arbory Primary School. The inter-schools challenge, organised by Castletown Hockey Club, saw teams from the Buchan School and Arbory, Ballasalla, Kewaigue and Rushen primary schools compete for the trophy on Tuesday March 4th at Castle Rushen High […]

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Candidates sought for expanded engineering apprenticeship

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Applications are now being invited for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering Programme at the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education, which starts in September 2014. The programme is being expanded this year so that 36 places will be available in the September 2014 intake. Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK commented: […]

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Local firms helping Isle of Man students aim high

Local firms helping Isle of Man students aim high

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local firms from the Island’s aerospace and space sectors are helping to propel Manx students towards a future career in engineering by supporting their entry to a prestigious rocket-building competition. RLC Ronaldsway, Swagelok, SES, Cavendish Trust, Carrick Consulting and ManSat have each agreed to sponsor a team of secondary school students to participate in the […]

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Hartford Homes Development on School’s A-Level Syllabus for Sixth Formers

Hartford Homes Development on School’s A-Level Syllabus for Sixth Formers

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

An award-winning Hartford Homes luxury housing development at Castletown is the focus of a major study for sixth form students at Castle Rushen High School. The development at Knock Rushen forms part of the 2014 geography A-level syllabus of the 26 students under the heading of ‘contemporary conflicts’. “The aim is for the students to […]

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Points make prizes in school’s new reward scheme

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The hard work of pupils at Castle Rushen High School can earn them phone top-up vouchers, cinema tickets, lunch vouchers, and cereal bars as part of a new merit awards scheme. The CRHS Rewards Scheme aims to reward success to promote the development of students and is being supported by Manx Telecom, Shoprite and Mann […]

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Douglas schools benefit from a GEM of an idea

Douglas schools benefit from a GEM of an idea

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lloyds Banking Group has formed an Isle of Man branch of its UK-wide Group Ethnic Minority (GEM) network. The network, which counts among its members African, Asian, Italian, Polish and South African nationals, focuses on career advancement by connecting and supporting colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds across Lloyds Banking Group, providing them with networking and […]

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Junior Achievement launches interview workshops for schools in 2014

Junior Achievement launches interview workshops for schools in 2014

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

For the last two years Ballakermeen High School and Junior Achievement have pioneered a programme that gives students the opportunity to experience ‘real-time real-life’ interviews conducted by recruitment professionals drawn from a broad cross section of leading island employers. Thanks to a donation from Bramden Investments, educational charity Junior Achievement is now in a position […]

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Parents to get tips on helping children stay safe online

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ballakermeen High School is hosting a presentation this week to give parents advice on how they can help their children stay safe online. The presentation – on October 23 at 6.15pm – is part of an Isle of Man Constabulary initiative which is being supported by the school and Manx Telecom. Parents will be given […]

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