Isle of Wight school praised by Ofsted for being ‘exceptionally caring and inclusive’

Northwood Primary School oftsed

Congratulations to all at Northwood Primary School after Ofsted declared them “an exceptionally caring, inclusive school".

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 8:49am

By Mandy Airey

30 years of Rainbows celebrated at Corf Camp

rainbows camping

Members of the Rainbows Needles Section attended an afternoon of fun learning, activities and games at Corf Camp recently in celebration of 30 years of Rainbows.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 7:15am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Red Funnel pledges ongoing support for Etchells Youth Academy


Red Funnel’s support will enable 15 Etchells racing events to take place in Cowes this year with two x four person and one x three person crews taking part in racing.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 3:49pm

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Know the signs to help lift the lid on child sexual exploitation

teenage girl

The NSPCC’s child sexual exploitation service has directly helped 1,866 children and young people who have been sexually exploited, or are at risk of being targeted. Are you able to recognise the signs of abuse?

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 5:15pm

By Colin Peak

Volunteers recognised at Community Action Awards 2017

community awards

Volunteers were recognised for their vital contributions at the 2017 Community Action Awards.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 10:04am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Only half Newport and Ryde venues tested for underage sales pass


Successful test purchasing operations on the Isle of Wight reduce the risk of alcohol related crime.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 6:21am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Isle of Wight Lotty wins national comp with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

lottie green

Congratulations to Lotty Green, a year 8 student from Cowes Enterprise College (CEC), who has been named the winner of the Key Stage 3 competition at a reception held at MHI Vestas' Isle of Wight facility.

Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 4:22pm

By Emma jackson

Young voters can make their voices heard this Thursday (video)

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If Friday's events do not inspire young people to go out and vote this Thursday, we're not sure what will. It showed that the actions of young people do count and can make a difference.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 1:47pm

By Sally Perry

Arts grants for 18-30 year olds up for grabs

Lauran Hibberd

Any young person (age 18‐30 years) interested in working in the arts – performance, music, writing, dance – is encouraged to apply for one of this year’s Mike Howley Trust grants to help realise their creative ambitions.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 1:25pm

By Tayla Smith

Young Islanders: Have your say in new Mental Health Census

IOW Youth Trust Southern Vectic Island Youth Mental Health Census

Young Islanders are being encouraged to have their say on mental health in the first ever Island Youth Mental Health Census.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 1:15pm

By Felicity Radak

Ryde Academy students perform at Wembley with X-Factor winner

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Students from Ryde Academy supported X-Factor winner Louise Johnson at the launch of Derby Day in front of a crowd of 72,324 spectators.

Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 1:09pm

By Nat Nelson

Isle of Wight Member of Youth Parliament calls for votes for 16 & 17 year olds

joe davies

Joe Davies believes the snap general election is "truly is a watershed moment for the country” and is urging everyone to sign the petition calling on Theresa May to allow young people to have their say.

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 1:05pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments