Vandals take line painting machine for a dance on football pitch and cause other damage too

Rew Valley FC - vandals dance with line painting machine

The vandals appeared to have a sudden burst of creativity with the line painting equipment and among other things used fencing posts to build a bonfire

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Blue Peter Badge for Bethany and her Bee Bombs

Bethany with her blue peter badge and certificate

After making and selling dozens of Bee Bombs to fellow Guides and friends, Bethany chose Gift to Nature, part of Natural Enterprise, as the charity to benefit from her endeavours as they look after the countryside and green spaces locally

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:19am

By Suzanne Whitewood with one comment

Kirsten’s cycle ride for children’s charity raises thousands

Kirsten flynn and buddy

Kirsten has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and is a full time wheelchair user, but she hasn't let that get in the way to cycling 26 miles this month for charity

Friday, 29th May, 2020 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and children take part in successful online kids book festival

Finn and Richard enjoying a celebratory drink

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and kids interview renowned children's authors during seven hour online book festival

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight school closes following confirmed Coronavirus case: 14 days isolation for all those in contact

wash your hands poster

Due to the number of staff now having to self isolate, the school has had to close to emergency provision. Details within

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New award for high-achieving journalism students in memory of a champion of journalists’ rights

Bob Norris and Dominic Blake

The Bob Norris Award for Achievement recognises students who may not necessarily be the top performers in their year group, but who have achieved notable performance during their time at their place of study

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 8:25am

By Chris Taylor

Free Isle of Wight school meals during Covid-19 outbreak – find out if you qualify

packed lunch box

If your work situation has changed since Covid-19 outbreak, you may qualify for free school lunches, food parcels or vouchers for your children while schools are closed. Details within

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 9:49am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support Isle of Wight 18 to 30-year-olds

Liam Burke

The late Director of Cultural Services for the Isle of Wight Council left part of his estate to help fund young creatives living on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 12:50pm

By Megan Stisted

There’s a question mark whether children have to return to Isle of Wight schools on 1st June

school dress

Government says a range of children should return to school 1st June. IWC Cabinet member Paul Brading has told News OnTheWight he recommended they do, but that’s not the whole story

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 2:56pm

By Sally Perry

Mental health support for children and young people more important than ever


During Mental Health Awareness Week, Maria Villa Vine highlights the impact the Coronavirus outbreak is having on children and young people and where they can seek help. Details within

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 2:31pm

By Maria Villa Vine with one comment

School children’s Go Orange planter is putting a smile on faces at local train station

Broadlea Primary School's planter at Lake Station

The planter was planned as part of a fundraising event on Go Orange Day, but given lockdown, the school decided to place it at the station to add some cheer

Monday, 18th May, 2020 8:36am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight schools show ingenuity and resourcefulness in order to maintain interesting curriculum at all levels

Pupils from Gurnard

Cllr Paul Brading says he's so impressed with the ingenuity and resourcefulness of schools all over the Island in maintaining an interesting curriculum of learning, both at primary and secondary level

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 8:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments