Fusion Arts Academy will be taking new class registrations as from this week. If you would like to book into any of their classes including our new Acro classes then ensure you book your place Free trials this week so get booking or call for more information. The Islands most unique DANCE & MUSIC Academy teaching children and adults from the age of 18 months. Awards London College of Music Examinations & Australian Teachers of Dancing International plus Stave House Early Learning Music Awards. For more information call Call 07786 787322 or take a look at all the information on the website Fusion Arts Academy is the Islands most unique Dance & Music Academy. We offer high quality tuition to children from the age of 16 months to Adults in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Pop Vocals, Piano & Violin using syllabi that is second to none. We are very proud to be the only school on the Island that uses an Australian Dance Syllabus - (Australian Teachers Of Dance International) who are leaders in the field of dance education. For our young students we follow the 'Imagine' program which uses a fresh approach to early dance education and provides a rich learning environment for young students

Newport Harbout Workshops A series of interactive workshops will discuss the future of Newport Harbour beginning next month. The Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration team will be hosting the first of these workshops to update people and creatively engage on how Newport Harbour might be transformed into a vibrant and prosperous place. The team would love to work with you - the first workshop is taking place in the evening on 14 November 2017 at the Bargemen’s Rest, Newport, so why not come along. If you would like to help shape the vision for the quay side area, please book your space at: by 10 November 2017. Spaces are limited. Council Leader, Dave Stewart and a range of other local speakers will set the scene for the workshop. Commenting on the initiative, Councillor Stewart says: “Our ambition is for Newport Harbour to become the centre of a strategy for development that will see the whole of the Medina Valley as flagship regeneration zone, providing jobs for the future, and building towards our vision of the Island as an inspirational place to grow up, live, work and visit. “At this stage, we are keen to hear what people value most about the harbour as a basis to develop ideas and proposals on how to take forward this ambitious vision. I would therefore urge all those interested in this exciting opportunity to book their space and come along and help us to inform future plans.” The workshop discussion will focus on draft strategic objectives, identify key harbour assets to be retained and enhanced for future generations and hear a summary of the conversations gathered at the ‘pop-in’ session, held on 6 October at the Newport Street Food Market in the harbour. The discussions will be documented, published and used to inform the longer term plan for the area. .

Jiggy Wrigglers Isle of Wight All our groups are pay as you go. There’s no need to book so just find a day and time that suits you and come along and join the fun, we would love to see you!!Our sessions are suitable for any child from 0-5yrs.The groups are all very friendly and everyone is welcome. I’m looking forward to seeing Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Childminders, people from all walks of life come through the doors and into my groups. Jiggy Wrigglers is a lovely place to meet new people and strike up new friendships for both the Children and the Grown-Ups who come along.If you feel like coming along for a wriggle and a bounce, our doors are always open and most importantly everyone gets a drink and biscuit…even the Grown-Ups!
Our sessions are very reasonably priced at £4 per session, we also sell 3 sessions for £10 which you can use these as you please. Come along each week, every other week or however you want – you are under no obligation to commit financially to block bookings and we are priced per family – siblings go FREE!
We also do Birthday parties for children up to 6yrs olds. Call 07502 563485 for more information.

Come and join Goodleaf and hang out in our magnificent 70ft oak tree.Tree climbing is just about the most fun you can have in the great outdoors with your friends and family. Come and join Goodleaf and hang out in our magnificent 70ft oak tree in Appley Park, Ryde. You’ll enjoy a two-hour climbing experience, with everything on hand to help you learn the ropes - quite literally!Our friendly and experienced staff will teach you our unique climbing technique and before you know it you’ll be ascending into the canopy. Challenge yourself to climb higher and higher or just take it easy, soak it all in and relax in one of our high-up hammocks.How about a birthday party in the branches?We have a special rate for children’s birthday parties and we offer discounts for groups of 3 or more.To keep on top of everything we have going on under the Goodleaf Tree Climbing canopy.

Living Larder grows, picks and deliver veg boxes across the Island, as well as supplying a number of the Islands finest restaurants.Growing on a small scale, their emphasis is on Fresh Produce with flavour. Delicious heritage varieties, grown slowly and harvested by hand at the point of ripeness and delivered that same day with recipe suggestions included.y phone and by email. follow then on Facebook Living Larder

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Priory School is an independent co-educational day school for boys and girls from 4-18 years, founded in 1993, although non-denominational, is run with a distinct Christian ethos. It welcomes children of all faiths and none and has among its pupil body Christian, Jewish, and Muslim pupils as well as those of other faiths and beliefs.The aim of Priory School is to offer a first-class education at an affordable cost in a well-structured and clearly run environment in order to become the school of choice for parents and pupils on the Isle of Wight.Tours and Admissions -We offer an open house policy where parents and students can view our school in situ and for any potential new student we offer 'taster days' which are free with no obligation. Please contact the school office to discuss further. Call Sarah Gully on (01983) 861222 or email

Montessori Education on the Isle of Wight The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose a Montessori Education for their son Prince George because they wanted a childcare method which puts emphasis on a child’s independence, freedom of thought and imagination and sociability.Our Montessori education and ethos is carefully planned to provide a supportive environment for children to learn naturally at their own pace, guided by Montessori teachers. Independence is encouraged at a very early age with high levels of respect for the child’s unique abilities. Montessori children learn to look after the environment and the feelings of others,and it encourages a gentle and satisfying inner calmness and confidence in each child. Classrooms are ordered and attractive, with natural resources to captivate enquiring minds. Children are active in their learning as they concentrate deeply on tasks such as cookery, creative pursuits, mathematical and language activities, together with explorations of the natural world. Yoga and horticulture and skills for life compliment our academic subjects. Competitive measures of achievement are discouraged, the focus being on the holistic development of each child to their fullest potential. Montessori children learn the joy of learning, discovery, risk and challenge, encouraging high levels of selfesteem and good emotional health; moving later on to successful lives and achievements. Montessori is available to all island families through our two successful preschools in Bembridge and St Helens, you are most welcome to book a visit and learn more about how Montessori can benefit your child. Information is available from our settings at Bembridge (tel: 874481) and St Helens (tel: 874138) or ourwebsite at

Another Way Round Dyslexia is a widely acknowledged learning difficulty, so how is it that so many children, young people and adults manage to get the whole way through education without anyone identifying it?The easy answer is because there are many misconceptions surrounding Dyslexia, what it actually means and how it manifests or rather conceals itself on a daily basis. People with Dyslexia are intelligent and develop a range of strategies’ and coping mechanisms without even realising it. Ironically Dyslexia is not necessarily what stops someone achieving their potential, the biggest barrier becomes knocked confidence as a result ofundiagnosed dyslexia and the daily loses a person with Dyslexia experiences. Dyslexia should not be a reason for slow progress, or poor attainment much can be done to minimise the impact.Another Way Round plans to change the future for people experiencing Dyslexia offering services to support parents and schools in better understanding; whether a child may be experiencing specific difficulties with learning, and how to support them in moving forward. More information can be found on the website or our Facebook page on Another Way Round

Get your HOVERTRAVEL LTD Blue Card
Hovertravel‘s free Blue Card is proving to be very popular with Island residents, thanks to a regular set of amazing offers, including an ongoing 20% discount on day returns from Ryde to Southsea. Island residents simply need to fill in a brief online application form . Once you have completed your application, your Blue Card will be sent to you in the post. Keep this card safe and have it with you when you travel, as you will be asked to show it at the scan desk. You will also get monthly emails from Hovertravel giving you the opportunity to travel at further discounted prices. Last year, Hovertravel created several different promotions, including the highly popular £5 single fares, which offered savings of over £1200 for their customers. To take advantage of the ongoing 20% discount and other future offers apply for your Blue Card at

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