Young leaders from across the region gather on the Isle of Wight

young leaders unloc

Young leaders from across the region spent the weekend working on their communication and teamworking skills, as well as future planning on how to develop their respective Student Forums’ projects.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 4:00pm

By Reece Matthews

Budding DJs and MCs invited to ‘Mixed Up’ youth event

mixed up poster

Any budding DJs and MCs who have a passion for music and want the chance to perform on the night from inside a giant make-shift boombox are encouraged to get in touch with organisers.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 8:59am

By Katie Ganly

Awards for Isle of Wight schools who encourage sustainable school run

Newport C of E

Well done to the Isle of Wight primary schools who have received well-deserved awards for encouraging sustainable travel to and from school.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 10:47am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Brownies and Guides dedicate new flags and celebrate World Thinking Day

brownies and guides

Members of the congregation of St. John’s Church, Newport joined with Brownies and Guides and other members of Girlguiding IW for a special church service arranged for the dedication of new unit flags.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 6:51am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Ryde Academy has the X-Factor!

radio silence - Jordan Larter, Isaac Humphries, Corban Gardiner, Ben Kral

Students from across the year groups came together to showcase their talent at Ryde Academy’s X Factor performance last week. Well done to all those who took part.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 1:27pm

By Nat Nelson

Minecraft Newport: Yes, the whole of Newport mapped in Minecraft!

newport minecraft

Imagine the whole of Newport in Minecraft. Now pinch yourself and come and see it - all 16 sq Km of it! Its creator, Christopher Gutteridge, is giving it away for all of you Mine-heads to see what you can do with it. Come and play.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 9:20pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Balanceability training aims to inspire a lifetime of sustainable travel in the young

child cyclists

Learning to ride a bike is a major milestone and the council say that Balanceability training will give teachers the skills to make sure children do so safely and confidently.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 10:48am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Improvements being made at College, say Ofsted

Thumbs up

Well done to all involved in ensuring that improvement are being made at this Isle of Wight school.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 8:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Former Prima Ballerina, Darcey Bussell, enchants pupils at St Catherine’s

darcey bussell st catherine's

Former prima ballerina, Darcey Bussell, sprinkled some star dust over the special school in Ventnor last week.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 10:12am

By Rachel Thomson

‘Children of Alcoholics Week’ aims to raise awareness of risks to children and young people

teenager drinking

There were over 3,200 calls from the South East area to the NSPCC Helpline raising concerns of substance abuse near children over the last three years with a 14% rise between 2013/14 and 2015/16.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 8:17am

By Hayley Pierre with 2 readers' comments

Girlguiding Isle of Wight appeal for adult volunteers

girlguiding journey

With so many new members waiting to join Girlguiding IW, the Island Commissioners are looking for adult volunteers to fill a range of posts from occasional helper to Unit Leader. Find out more by booking to attend roadshow.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 1:32pm

By Suzanne Whitewood

Newport Parish Council continue support for School Crossing Patrols

School crossing patrol in road

Careful management of the parish precept has meant that Newport Parish Council has been able to help local schools with crossing patrol staff.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 12:51pm

By Danny Faulkner