Isle of Man News last updated 26 September 2016 16:16:15

Seven Kingdoms Isle of Man Adventure Race

POSTED Thu last week by Adventurous Experiences

Stephen Caley won the Solo category of the Seven Kingdoms Isle of Man Adventure Race at the weekend completing the 40km journey through the Manx coastline and countryside in 3 hours and 50 minutes.The team first place went to the pairing of Adam Fretwell & Kevin Whittaker who completed the course in 3 hours and 56 minutes.The race now in its se...

IOM students hail ‘life-changing experience’ at NASA United Space School

POSTED Thu last week by ManSat

There aren’t many students who can give what must be one of the coolest answers to that age-old question, ‘what did you get up to in the summer holidays?’ by answering ‘I helped NASA plan a trip to Mars’.Rose ten Donkelaar from Ramsey Grammar School, Laurence Couch from Castle Rushen High School and Julius Herzig from King William’s College did jus...

Ceremony marks start of work on Northern Men In Sheds building

POSTED Fri 16-09-2016

The official start of work on a building project to provide a new base for the Northern Men In Sheds group was marked at a ceremony on Friday September 9th. Minister for Health and Social Care, Hon Howard Quayle MHK, dug the first piece of turf at the site in the grounds of Ramsey Cottage Hospital. Other VIP guests included representatives from Isle of Man Government, Ramsey Cottage Hospital, Northern Live At Home scheme – and Northern Men In Sheds group members.The new building will be opened next year and become the new home for Northern Men In Sheds which is a social group providing men aged 55 and over with an opportunity to meet and use a workshop for creative projects involving metalwork, carpentry, and other skills. The group was set...

Celebration of 70th anniversary of comprehensive education launched

POSTED Fri 16-09-2016

Celebrations to mark 70 years of comprehensive education in the Isle of Man began today when an exhibition of memorabilia from Ramsey Grammar School opened its doors.Former town MHK and grammar school pupil Anne Craine declared open the display, being staged at Ramsey Heritage Centre until November.The Island led the way in introducing comprehensive education, inclusive to all students regardless of academic ability or income. The ethos is still at the heart of education in the Isle of Man today.The opening of Ramsey Grammar School and fellow comprehensive school Ballakermeen High on 25th October 1946 by UK Home Secretary James (later Lord) Chuter Ede was a red letter day in the Island’s history. It is thought the schools were the first tru...

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