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Eligible parents to receive free school meal vouchers

Parents of children who normally get free school meals will again receive vouchers to spend on essential groceries during the circuit break lockdown. Schools...
Thursday, 4 March 2021

Dr Allinson's statement on COVID-19 - 4 March 2021

Thank you Chief Minister. The increase in the number of cases is a cause for concern, and reemphasises why all of us have to take the current situation...
Thursday, 4 March 2021

Year 7 pupils at QEII High School and their households must self-isolate

Following two Year 7 pupils at QEII High School testing positive for COVID-19, all Year 7 pupils who attend the school and everyone they live with must...
Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Most vulnerable protected as schools close to most children

Schools, nurseries, playgroups and childminders in the Isle of Man will close to most children from Wednesday as the Island enters a 21 day circuit break. This...
Tuesday, 2 March 2021

First Gaiety show to receive Arts Council protection

An amateur society has become the first to be accepted for new Isle of Man Arts Council funding that will protect their shows at the Gaiety Theatre from...
Friday, 12 February 2021

Department for Education, Sport and Culture look to appoint inspirational leader for new era

The Isle of Man Government is on the hunt for a permanent Chief Executive Officer to lead the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC). The Department...
Thursday, 11 February 2021

Speech: Statement by Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture

Mr Speaker, Schools play a pivotal role within our modern society.  They are at the heart of our communities.  However, the key to their success is to...
Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Dr Alex Allinson MHK announces new era for Education Service

The policies and strategies that will ensure the Isle of Man’s Education Service is fit for the future will be achieved through a culture of increased...
Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Isle of Man Sports Awards 2020: Strong line-up revealed

The shortlist for the 2020 Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Microgaming Play It Forward, has been revealed. The annual celebration will see the Island’s...
Tuesday, 9 February 2021

National Sports Centre closes due to flood risk

The National Sports Centre has been forced to close for the remainder of the day, as a precaution, because of the risk of flooding posed by the volume of water...
Thursday, 4 February 2021
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