Sixth formers collaborate with Wyatt and Jack to avoid school banners going to landfill

ryde school and wyatt and jack bags with 'green people' cropped

A group of young people at Ryde School - who work hard to raise awareness of environmental issues - recently teamed up with Isle of Wight small business, Wyatt and Jack, to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing what goes into landfill.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Achievements of ‘Teen Fire Fit’ group celebrated at Ryde Academy

Teenagers with the fire service

The ‘Teen Fire Fit’ course is for students aged 12 and 13, and designed to improve the teenagers’ standard of life across their education, exercise and social environment.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Enterprise pupils take action against Climate Change

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

By Yasmin with one comment

Nominate today for second Isle of Wight Papa Owl Awards

Michael Lilley and Muddie

Papa Owl Awards celebrate invention, creativity, skill development, the recognition of creative thought and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island. Tonight (Monday) you'll be able to nominate for the Wise Old Owl Awards and on Wednesday for the Little Owl Award.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:31am

By Michael Lilley

Young Isle of Wight photographer tells us, ‘Enjoy what you’re doing and always challenge yourself’

Blossom and trees by Ethan Drummon-Harris

Continuing OnTheWight's series about young Islanders doing positive things with their lives, we introduce Ethan Drummond-Harris. A 14-year-old who, despite his ADHD diagnosis, is finding his way in life through doing the things he loves. He shares some thoughts and photos with us here.

Sunday, 17th February, 2019 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Petition to keep West Wight school open triggered by Newport West Cllr’s ‘must close’ comment

all saints primary school - image from petition

After the Newport West councillor self-declared a particular primary school in the West Wight 'must close', a petition is fast-gathering signatures to keep it open.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 2:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Science brought to life as Royal Institution visit Isle of Wight school

Pupils and parents at Ryde Academy were given the chance to see science in action when the Royal Institution took their ‘Bringing Science to Life’ show to the school.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 9:42am

By Nat Nelson

Grants handed out to eleven projects to help tackle crime on the Isle of Wight

fifty pound notes

The Police and Crime Commissioner says that keeping people safe is something that must be shared and has awarded thousands of pounds to initiatives on the Isle of Wight to help tackle crime.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 7:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Another Isle of Wight school has success at Rock Challenge Awards

Medina College pupils dancing at rock challenge

As well as seeing a "Premier Showcase" from Ryde Academy, the team from Medina College came home with many awards.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Mum’s desperate appeal after young daughter’s £1,230 savings lost: updated

ten pound notes

Have you seen the missing Nationwide envelope with over £1,200 cash in £10 notes lost in the Cowes area? It belongs to a young girl who has been saving up or a very long time and she's understandably distressed at the loss.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

NSPCC launch ‘Look, Say, Sing, Play’ campaign to help parents make everyday moments brain building ones

baby playing

The NSPCC’s new campaign encourages Isle of Wight parents to talk, sing and play with their baby from birth to help build their brain.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 2:51pm

By Hayley Pierre

Host of awards for Isle of Wight school at 2019 Rock Challenge®

Christ the King College pupils at Rock Challenge

Congratulations to pupils, teachers and parents as this Isle of Wight secondary school picked up a host of awards at last night's 2019 Rock Challenge®.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry