Head online to take part in the St Catherine’s 2020 Virtual Summer Fair

summer fair 2020 written in the sand

The annual Summer Fair can't take place at the school due to lockdown, but you can head online to Facebook to take part in the virtual Fair

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:03am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight foster carers take on the Sunflower Skyscraper Challenge

Sunflower Competition

The Isle of Wight council say there are few metaphors that better describe a foster carer other than a gardener

Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 11:43am

By IW Council Press Office

Proposal to increase number of SEND places in some Isle of Wight schools

School sign

Proposals for an increase to the number of SEND places in the Isle of Wight's school system have gone live

Monday, 15th June, 2020 3:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde Academy to welcome back 140 Year 10 students this week

Ryde Academy arrows and lines on floor for social distancing

The Academy has been open for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers, but will welcome back Year 10s on Tuesday

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:13pm

By Sally Perry

Artswork launches fundraiser for children and young people during Covid-19 crisis

Youssif from Eastbourne's rainbow

A donation of just £10 will help a child or young person not just survive, but thrive.

Monday, 15th June, 2020 11:34am

By Harry Holder

Hullabaloo At Home: Get ready for the best weekend you’ve ever spent online!

Hullabaloo... At Home... The Show's Going On!

This weekend you'll be able to scroll, rather than stroll, your way through the brilliant science, arts, music, dance, magic and learn about the Island’s wildlife and landscapes too with Hullabaloo at home!

Sunday, 14th June, 2020 11:29am

By Feature Writer

NEU welcomes Rev. Jesse Jackson to Black Lives Matter solidarity webinar on Monday

Rev Jesse Jackson

Rev Jesse Jackson said, 'The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up'. Anyone can register to watch him talk at Monday's NEU Webinar

Friday, 12th June, 2020 5:04pm

By Peter Shreeve with 5 readers' comments

Back garden mini-ramp the perfect solution for talented young skateboarder in lockdown

Martha and home ramp

Martha Eggleton's dad decided to build a mini-ramp in their back garden so she could continue training as a skateboarder for Wight Trash

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 3:32pm

By Anna Price

Isle of Wight school leavers can access career support through Island Futures

teenage socks

The Island Futures service offers support for the next steps of school leavers

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 11:03am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

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