Powerful documentary explores the global issue of ‘body loathing’

embrace poster image

Body loathing is something that affects many people - body image activist, Taryn Brumfitt explores the serious issue of body image with this "relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing documentary".

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 10:59am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight counselling service to close as young people face mental health crisis

Sad teenager sitting on a bed

At a time when children and young people on the Isle of Wight are "facing a mental health crisis", YMCA pull out of their counselling service.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 5:13pm

By Sally Perry

Campaign to help educate children in the developing world

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, recently met pupils at Christ the King College to discuss their campaign to help educate children in the developing world.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 10:36am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Explorers from Cowes Enterprise return from adventure in the Yukon

Pipi-Lotta Kulla - Yukon Lake

The expedition was an “adventure with a purpose”, combining scientific field work, such as water sampling and ornithology studies, with media tasks, such as photography, videography, writing, presenting and sketching.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 10:29am

By Mark Gerred

Young people encouraged to reach out for help

yps with bob seely

Young people experiencing mental health issues are encouraged to reach out on World Mental Health Day and seek help from the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 8:53am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight primary schools take on ‘Cyber Sea Monsters’

School Ambassadors

The aim of the Cyber Ambassador scheme is to enable skilled-up, informed pupils to educate and offer advice and support to their peers so they can make the most of the internet and stay safe.

Friday, 6th October, 2017 4:15pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

Island pupils to experience ‘Dangerous Science’: Public welcome

wonderstruck dangerous science

‘Mad’ scientists ‘Wonderstruck’ are guests at the Noel Turner Physics Festival being held at Cowes Enterprise College later this month. Parts of the event are open to the public.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 4:17pm

By John Peckham

38 of 40 Isle of Wight schools still facing cuts, shows School Cuts Website

nut education cuts

Figures released today show that 38 out of 40 Isle of Wight schools will be facing cuts to funding up to 2020. OnTheWight has the per-school breakdown.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 8:16am

By Peter Shreeve with 7 readers' comments

Young enterprise group organise Halloween event primary schools

halloween costumes

The events is ope n to years four to six from primary schools around the Isle of Wight and includes prizes for the best-dressed party-goer.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 11:17am

By Sally Perry

Tragic loss of teenager after trying heroin for the first time


A teenager suffering with depression after the loss of his father and grandfather, experienced a "sharp decline" after trying heroin for the first time. Tragically, it led to his death.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 8:58am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight A-level students urged to enter political video competition

fake news blocks

Isle of Wight A-Level students are being urged to take part in a video competition - the subject being “Fake News: Is this the end of facts?”.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 12:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Plenty of free sessions at Isle of Wight Literary Festival Youth Zone

Fran Jules Zoe

There are lots of free sessions for children and young people at this year's Isle of Wight Literary Festival, featuring many Island authors.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 11:35am

By Krissy Lloyd