Infection survey shows Covid-19 rising fastest amongst primary age pupils

coronavirus cases age chart showing high transmission in young people

The National Education Union say the "Government cannot continue to ignore this report" and "must act to stop the role of schools in the transmission of Coronavirus"

Monday, 25th January, 2021 9:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Three-year-old Eden to ride 100 miles in 100 days for charity

Eden on horseback

This three-year-old from Sandown, Isle of Wight takes on challenge to ride 100 miles in 100 days for charity

Monday, 25th January, 2021 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Rise in South East domestic abuse referrals from NSPCC helpline rise

Angry Birds toys

The NSPCC’s frontline teams are concerned that the risk of young people suffering the toxic consequences of domestic abuse has been heightened

Monday, 25th January, 2021 8:00am

By Sophie Smith

Good mental health and wellbeing a priority for Platform One

illustration of people in windows playing instruments

Students at Platform One College of Music have been using a new bespoke virtual learning environment this lockdown, part of which is dedicated to wellbeing

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 3:34pm

By Dave Pontin

Two weeks’ notice before schools reopened welcomed by education union

whiteboard and desks in classroom in black and white

The news has been welcomed by the National Education Union, but reinforce that the last thing parents and children need is a stop-start approach

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 1:59pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Story Festival announces inspirational line-up for this half-term

Cerrie on the beach

It'll be online and it'll be free. Make sure you let your children and grandchildren know about this year's Isle of Wight Story Festival taking in February half term

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 8:07am

By Peta Rainford

Don’t miss Isle of Wight creative commission opportunity

side of quay arts building

Don't miss the deadline for this commission opportunity to create engaging digital resources for children and families to access online

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 4:48pm

By Tayla Smith

Style of Wight’s Children’s Writing Competition is back for 2021

girl writing in book

Isle of Wight children (aged 7 to 16) have until the end of the summer hols to let their imaginations take them somewhere special for this writing competition

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 5:38pm

By Christian Warren

New Children’s A&E department means a much better experience for young patients

Geoffrey Smith, Emergency Department Paediatric Charge Nurse

The new flexible space means that children and young people are being cared for in an environment that meets their needs. Full details within

Monday, 18th January, 2021 9:56am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Funding for Isle of Wight community groups and charities working to help Islanders who are struggling

Foodbank parcel

If you work with a community group or charity that can help those struggling during the pandemic, don't miss the chance to apply for a cash grant from the council

Monday, 18th January, 2021 7:42am

By IW Council Press Office

Letter: 1,600 laptops sounds impressive – but it’s not the full story

person using a laptop

Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the news that 800 laptops have been given out and another 780 are due is not the whole story

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 11:39am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight invented Tables-Tastic a great success and now in full scale production

The new tablestastic car game laid out on table

This Isle of Wight Mum sold 200 copies of the card game she invented during lockdown to help her kids with their times tables. If you missed out, you can still buy a copy

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 10:24am

By Sally Perry