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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

Isle of Wight Scouts seen tremendous growth over last decade

Pioneering fun scouts

Isle of Wight Scouts have recorded a 10th successive year of growth. Including adults there are now over 1,700 Scouts on the Island – up from just 1,000 in 2007!

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 2:32pm

By Malcolm Cox with one comment

​Fixed Link – Yes or No? – Ryde Academy students go to the polls

Vote graffiti

Ryde Academy was rich with debate and opinion during a week long referendum campaign on whether the Isle of Wight should have a fixed link or not.

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 4:07pm

By Nat Nelson with 7 readers' comments

Youth Trust: Mental health services for young people ‘out-of-touch’


Isle of Wight Youth Trust say the CQC report is a clear indication that mental health services for young people on the Isle of Wight are out-of-touch with the needs of young Islanders. They say they're committed to working with the NHS to improve the level of care available.

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 12:05am

By Felicity Radak with one comment

Maths challenge success celebrated by Ryde Academy students

Ryde Academy students with Joy Ballard

Well done to all Ryde Academy students who are celebrating success in the annual Maths Challenges.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 11:46am

By Nat Nelson

Joe Davies becomes Isle of Wight’s latest member of UK Youth Parliament

joe davis youth mp

Well done to 17 year old Joe Davies, who polled over 88 per cent of the votes out of the total of five candidates and has been elected as the Isle of Wight Member of the UK Youth Parliament.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Call for Islanders to support youngsters at Ryde Arena protest

outside Ryde Arena

As the former ice rink is stripped by contractors, young synchronised skaters hold their off-ice practice outside the building in protest at the "apparent wanton destruction of their lost facility".

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Calling all Isle of Wight female skateboarders: Don’t miss this

Stefani Nurding

Saturday brings the chance for Isle of Wight female skateboarders of all ages to meet two inspirational female skaters from the mainland, as they make their way over to Ryde Skate Park.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 5:59pm

By Zoe Thompson

Free training for climbing wall session leaders

Climbing wall

The offer is open to volunteers and members of community groups across the West Wight, but spaces are limited.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 12:05pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Wight Noize is back: Chance to play main stage at Isle of Wight Festival

IW Festival

Wight Noize is an initiative that offers young Island musicians the opportunity to be involved in a professional music industry showcase and get constructive feedback from industry professionals.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 6:03pm

By Dave Pontin

Young people overcoming adversity recognised with Awards

down to the coast

Volunteers French Barlow and William Phillips have each won individual awards for Outstanding Achievements while the Green Army have won a group award in recognition of the whole team!

Friday, 31st March, 2017 3:49pm

By Peter Fellows

Highways PFI company promotes apprenticeship opportunities

National Apprenticeship Week

The Highways PFI company has 200 Island employees and recently took part in two events aimed at young people looking for apprenticeship opportunities.

Thursday, 30th March, 2017 11:55am

By Gavin Foster