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March 1, 2021
£82,000 secured for Waterside Pool

A community swimming pool in Ryde has secured vital funding to help it face the challenges of coronavirus.  The charity-run Waterside Pool will benefit from a £82,000 cash windfall from the National Leisure Centre Recovery Fund, launched by Sport England last year. The money will help plug significant COVID-relayed losses sustained by the pool during […]

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March 1, 2021
Secondary school offers made

Thousands of children across the Island will be offered places at secondary schools today (Monday 1 March). Today is National Offer Day when children up and down the country learn which secondary school they will attend for the 2021/22 academic year. On the Island, more than 90 per cent of parents have been offered a […]

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February 24, 2021
Story Festival attracts world-wide audience!

The IW Story Festival, which took place over half term, attracted many hundreds of children and families from all parts of the UK and, indeed, the world – with participants coming from places as diverse as the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA.  Over the four days, the festival – which mixed pre-recorded, with […]

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February 2, 2021
Support Ventnor Botanic Garden

The off and on again lockdowns we have all been suffering through have taken a toll of the Garden's finances, on Gift Aid donations and on the Ventnor Botanic Garden Friends Society reserves.  However, the Living Collection at VBG knows nothing of COVID: propagation and bed preparation for spring plant out still has to be […]

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February 2, 2021
Virtual Open Day at Ryde School

WHOLE SCHOOL, SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY 10.00AM TO 1.00PM Join us for the morning. Discover what Ryde has to offer: watch videos and tours of the School, boarding house and facilities, ask questions in the live Q&A sessions with the Head Master, Senior Teachers, parents and pupils. We will also be offering the option on the morning of pre-booking […]

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December 28, 2020
Christmas Tree Collections

Mountbatten have teamed up with Wight Woodlands to collect your old Christmas trees and dispose of them responsibly. Give your festive fir a fitting end!  £5 donation per tree. Collection dates are; 9 January - Brighstone, 3 Bishops Pub 16 January - Newport, Shide 23 January - Ryde, venue to be confirmed Trees can be dropped to each […]

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December 28, 2020
Guaranteed Stories for February Half Term!

Organisers of the IW Story Festival have promised that the 2021 festival will go ahead between Wednesday 17 and Saturday 20 February – whatever the covid restrictions prevailing at the time. Like last year’s inaugural event, the festival offers an opportunity for children and families to engage with well-known authors and illustrators, and will be […]

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November 17, 2020
What's On this December

Fun things to do with your little ones this season. We have lots of events being sent into us each day, so check out our 'What's On' page to find out where you can meet Father Christmas, find your local Craft Fair and support small businesses. We have Christmas tree ideas, cooking and arts a […]

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November 17, 2020
Adopted a Donkey

Are you stuck for Christmas Present Ideas after a rather difficult 2020?  Would you like to give a gift with more meaning, whilst supporting a local charity?  If the answer if yes, then how about giving a gift of an adopted donkey at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary?  After a difficult year, this is […]

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