Isle of Wight education

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Schools Shake Up Demo

Thanks to IW Radio for the heads up on another demo which has been arranged for 12.30 tomorrow afternoon. Tensions are rising on this subject as the council seem determined to keep pushing

Friday, 21st September, 2007 4:35pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Council Search for a Sports Star

Isle of Wight Council Search for a Sports Star

Does your child show the potential to be the next Kelly Sotherton or Brogan Percy? If you haven’t noticed how fast your little darling runs for the bus, or how easily they jump over

Friday, 21st September, 2007 4:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Check The Flares At The Spyglass

Check The Flares At The Spyglass

We’re not suggesting that the head bar man wears bell bottoms (what he does behind closed doors is up to him) but are in fact, referring to a demonstration of emergency flares being held

Friday, 21st September, 2007 3:02pm

By Sally Perry

African Djembe Drum Course

African Djembe Drum Course

If you’ve ever watched anyone playing the African Djembe drums, we expect you’ll have been amazed at the wonderful sounds they are able to produce. It’s not as easy as it looks, but under professional

Monday, 17th September, 2007 8:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Neighbourhood Learning Courses Summer 2007

Neighbourhood Learning Courses Summer 2007

Neighbourhood Learning in Ventnor is a project delivered by the Arts Unit in partnership with The Adult and Community Learning Service and run by local tutors to bring a series of arts based courses

Friday, 14th September, 2007 5:13pm

By Alison Knapman with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Neighbourhood Learning Courses: New Programme

Ventnor Neighbourhood Learning Courses: New Programme

It’s that time of year again when, for a couple of quid a week you can polish up on or pick up a new skill. Neighbourhood Learning each term offer a fantastic selection of short

Friday, 14th September, 2007 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

Schools Shakeup Demo Friday Noon

Schools Shakeup Demo Friday Noon

Following last nights meeting at St George’s in Newport, called by unions in protest of the proposed changes to move year nine to middle schools, resulting in the possible closure of at least one

Thursday, 13th September, 2007 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Schools Shake-Up Meeting

Anyone who has kids in full time education on the Island might be interested to hear that a public meeting has been arranged by a number of teachers unions, including the NUT and NASUWT,

Tuesday, 11th September, 2007 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Become A Junior Falconer At Appuldurcombe

Become A Junior Falconer At Appuldurcombe

Starting yesterday and running every Wednesday (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August) throughout the school holidays, kids between 7 and 16 years old can learn to fly one of Appuldurcombe’s trained birds. The

Thursday, 26th July, 2007 4:37pm

By Sally Perry

Tim Johnson Runs Nomadic Art Week

Tim Johnson Runs Nomadic Art Week

Artist and basketmaker, Tim Johnson (remember his willow domes at Bestival?), will be leading a 5 day course of gathering, observation and making, as part of the 2007 Summer School at Quay Arts. The course

Wednesday, 11th July, 2007 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts Summer Schools

Quay Arts Summer Schools

If you’ve got some time on your hands over the summer holidays and fancy having your creativity stimulated, then why not sign up for one of the creative courses being offered as part of

Thursday, 5th July, 2007 7:46pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Introduction to the World of Bee-Keeping

Introduction to the World of Bee-Keeping

If you are fond of honey and fancy taking up a new hobby why not try this introduction to bee keeping. Presented by Terry Willis, who is Chairman of the Isle of Wight Bee-Keepers Association

Monday, 21st May, 2007 7:37pm

By Sally Perry