Isle of Wight Youth Trust: Four new experts join the Board of Trustees

new youth trust board members

The new members have all had incredible careers working within mental health services in the NHS, charity sector and academia.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 11:20am

By Felicity Radak

Labour Party brand proposed cuts ‘a disaster for young people’

Teenagers pumps:

The Isle of Wight council's proposed cuts to Youth Services have been branded 'a disaster for young people’ by the Labour Party's youth and student officer.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 6:44pm

By Will Matthews with one comment

Young Brownies learn benefits of Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

brownies and amey -

Brownies welcomed a visit by waste contractor, Amey, and learnt about how waste and recycling is dealt with on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 12:35pm

By Suzanne Whitewood

YMCA nursery and daycamp ‘Requires Improvement’ say Ofsted

Nursery scene

Despite requiring improvement in 'Effectiveness of the leadership and management' and 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare', the provider did score 'Good' for 'Quality of teaching, learning and assessment' as well as 'Outcomes for children'.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 9:05am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight U13 squash player takes French Open title

amelie haworth

Well done to Amelie Haworth from Godshill, who last weekend took the U13s French Open Title in Squash Championships.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 8:54am

By Sally Perry

Take part in free Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes family craft sessions

JMC drop in

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes artist, Hannah George will be holding a free family drop-in workshop at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay this Saturday, with another next month in East Cowes.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Primary School goes from Special Measures to Good

st thomas school

Ofsted had many great things to say about the staff, pupils and governors at this Isle of Wight Primary school, which through hard work and determination has gone from 'Special Measures' to 'Good' in three years.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

Fantastic end to season for the Isle of Wight’s ice skating teams

Feb - Wight Sparkles jumping with joy at the presentations.

Despite having no home rink for the last 16 months, the Isle of Wight ice skating teams have ended the season with personal bests and even brought home some medals. Well done to you all.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 9:03am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Call for Isle of Wight council leader and MP to promote Votes at 16

dave stewart

After the positive vote at full council on votes for 16 and 17 year old Islanders, IW Labour's youth officer asks council leader, Dave Stewart, to lobby the MP and get more involved in promoting the issue.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 6:53pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Children’s Festival: Get ready for a magical few days

Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley

The Isle of Wight Children’s Festival promises a truly unique experience for young people on the isle of Wight over the Easter holidays. It's going to be a magical few days.

Friday, 9th February, 2018 9:17am

By Jack Whitewood

HD Photos: New dance competition sees rising stars

Arreton CE Primary School Winners L-R Jessica Freeston - 11, Andrea Turjanicova - 10, Lola Bonser - 10, Jack Bal - 9 and Rosie Woods -

Over 200 primary school pupils took part in an exciting new dance competition. See the fabulous HD photos captured by Robert Longford.

Friday, 9th February, 2018 7:46am

By Vanessa Hicks

New drop-in cafe for young people in Ryde now launched

A new youth service offer has launched with a great programme of opportunities. If you have children or grandchildren in Ryde let them know about it.

Monday, 5th February, 2018 12:44pm

By Tim Wakeley