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CAMPAIGN TO RECRUIT SOCIAL WORKERS

A major nationwide recruitment campaign has been launched to attract experienced social workers to work with children and young people on the Isle of Wight. The campaign will see advertisements placed in professional publications, on social media and in London and local newspapers. Its aim will be to attract qualified, experienced and effective social workers to live and work on …

SWIMMING POOL REOPENING DELAYED

Additional works discovered during refurbishment at Medina Leisure Centre in Newport mean the swimming pool will now be opened to the public from Tuesday 13th of August instead of by the end of June. Although the works to upgrade and re-tile the pool at Medina have been completed on time, extra work is required to finish the wet-side changing rooms. These include …

PRIMARY SCHOOL TO CHANGE NAME

An Island primary school in special measures is set to be renamed and open as an academy when the new school year starts in September. Formally known as Shanklin CE Primary School, St Blasius CE Primary Academy will become an Academy from September under Portsmouth Diocese when the 2013/2014 school year starts. It has been confirmed that the current headteacher, Mr David Moorse, …

DR ETTI TO VISIT BOTANIC GARDEN

Dr. Susanne Etti will be at Ventnor Botanic Garden on Wednesday 3rd July to present The Climate Project (TCP) educational materials, some of the best scientific and impact analysis publicly available on climate change. Dr. Etti is a PhD Biologist who earned her PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Bonn in collaboration with the University of Oxford studying …

HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO HELP GET EU VOTE

The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, is asking Islanders to ‘co-sponsor’ a draft law to bring in a national referendum on the EU. The Let Britain Decide campaign is supporting a move to bring in the first public opportunity for nearly 40 years to vote on Britain’s membership of the EU, once a new deal for Britain has been renegotiated.  Nobody …

CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE HELD

The 14th Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for children who have died is being held on Sunday 30th June 2013 at 15:00.   The service, which is being held at St Mary’s Hospital by the lake side, is open to anyone who wants to remember a lost child whenever they died, whatever age and in whatever circumstance. This year the …

SCHOOL’S DELIGHT AT RAPID IMPROVEMENT

VIDEO: Gatten and Lake Primary School in Shanklin has expressed its delight at being rated ‘good’ following its latest Ofsted Inspection. The news of its latest rating represents a remarkable turnaround for the school that was placed in special measures just 17 months ago. In that time, it has not only come out of special measures, it has leapfrogged the …

DO IT FOR CHARITY

What better reason to run this year’s Bupa Great South Run, then to raise funds for young people in recovery from cancer. Sign up now to be part of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust running team and line up with 25,000 other runners from all walks of life in Europe’s leading 10 mile road race, the Bupa Great South Run, …

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