Seven-year-old Martha joins the Wight Trash Skate crew

martha and john skating green

This sparkly seven-year-old from the Isle of Wight has just been recruited to the Wight Trash skateboarding team. Check out these great videos of her awesome performance.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

Annual Children’s Memorial Service returns to St Mary’s


A giant bubble machine will be used to symbolize memories, thoughts and prayers directed heavenwards at this annual memorial service. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:38pm

By Andy Hollebon

Call for young Islanders to take part in #IOWnmydestiny art competition

rainbow threads

Isle of Wight school children of all ages, including those who are home schooled are invited to take part in an art comp as part of Isle of Wight Pride.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 4:45pm

By Natalie Pettifer with 2 readers' comments

Trophies galore for Newport under 15’s Football Club

players 2017-18 season

Well done to all involved with Newport Under 15's Football Club who celebrated their eight trophies in an end of the season awards ceremony.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 9:43am

By Graham Snow

Explore inside Appley Tower during open day

appley tower

There'll be a host of free activities and entertainment including tree climbing, children’s craft activities, guided walks, wildlife recording, story-telling, poetry reading, giant bubbles and much more.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

Wildflower garden commemorating 100th anniversary of end of First World War opens

battlefield to butterflies

The English Heritage-run garden at Queen Victoria’s seaside home on the Isle of Wight is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:43am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Isle of Wight Studio School: First Ofsted report revealed

Studio School interior

The Head Teacher of the Studio School said the "constant references throughout the report to achieving our core values around helping to create confident business-ready young adults who are given the opportunity to succeed in a small, safe and caring community means a lot to us".

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 8:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

SEN survey will help build a true picture of needs on the Isle of Wight

autistic boy

If you are a parent or grandparent of a child with additional needs, please take a moment to complete the SEN Survey being organised by Save Our School (Isle of Wight) campaign to help them get a clearer picture of demand.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 10:40am

By Sally Perry

Inspiring the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians

Ryde academy stem roadshow with blake cotton

The BAE STEM Roadshows help excite young minds and inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 12:19pm

By Nat Nelson with 2 readers' comments

Chernobyl children’s latest visit to the Isle of Wight

Chernobyl children on St Cecilia

This is the eleventh trip organised to the Island for Chernobyl children. Spending time away from their home environment greatly decreases the amount of radioactive contamination within the children’s bodies and allows their immune system to strengthen.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 6:40pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

‘Children are suffering’ says chair of children’s scrutiny committee over autism referrals delays

vanessa churchman

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust came under fire at the policy and scrutiny committee for children’s services last night after it was revealed children waiting for autism referrals had been let down for the last nine months.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 4:26pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Work of aspiring Isle of Wight photographer featured on Source Photographic Review Website

Father and Son by Alice Armfield

A series of beautifully tender photographs, examining the complexities of relationships that exist between a teenage son and his father, have been featured on Source.

Friday, 1st June, 2018 2:42pm

By Sally Perry