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March 1, 2021
Dedicated school flights announced by Hovertravel

Following the Government’s announcement regarding the first stage of their roadmap and after discussions with schools on both sides of the Solent, Hovertravel is announcing extra dedicated flights to help ferry children back to school. Julie Horrocks, Head of Ground Operations at Hovertravel, explains: “We are monitoring our passenger demand on a daily basis and […]

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February 2, 2021
Join Planet Aware and friends

Textile repair, repurposing and upcycling - a new online group to share ideas and techniques and to find out why it matters. Join Planet Aware and friends at these informal sessions to connect anyone in the Solent and Isle of Wight area who is interested in textile upcycling and repair and learn a bit more […]

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February 2, 2021
Hovertravel adds to its critical community timetable

Hovertravel is adding two extra services to its weekday services, to ensure that key workers and essential supplies continue to flow across the Solent. From Monday 25th January, the weekday timetable will include a 1645 from Ryde and a 1700 from Southsea. Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel added: “We are in constant communication with the […]

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December 28, 2020
Nursery Group first in UK to achieve Eco Green Flag Awards at all settings

Tops Day Nurseries are the UK’s first family of early year’s education providers to be awarded a “Green Flag” status from Eco-Schools at all of its settings.   Even Christmas has been celebrated with sustainability in mind, for example eco-Christmas crackers, recipes with less meat and dairy, and re-using wrapping paper for “pass the parcel”.  Children […]

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December 28, 2020
Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal

This year Island photographer Amanda Hebert supported Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, raising money to ensure children living in poverty in the south will have a present to open on Christmas Day. Amanda took photos of families, in their Christmas finery – jumpers, elf hats, Christmas things along Ryde sea front. The […]

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December 3, 2020
Spotlight on Art at Ryde School

In difficult times, artists have always found a way of expressing themselves. GCSE and A Level student artists at Ryde School continued to work and be creative during the first lockdown and continued to produce work to a high standard. Having not had the chance to celebrate their artwork successes because of the Covid-19 virus, […]

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November 25, 2020
Robin Hill Christmas magic continues at Robin Hill’s POLAR

Embrace the magic of Christmas at Robin Hill this year as the second instalment of their winter woodland experience launches this month. The festive POLAR story continues on selected dates from 12th – 23rd December.From beautifully illuminated woodland and immersive walk-throughs to wreath-making, a local market and delicious food, the event promises to provide festive […]

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November 17, 2020
Fairy Doors

This October fairy doors popped up all over the Isle of Wight at National Trust places. The Family Directory has been reliably informed that though the fairies are obviously behind this, they had a little bit of help from the team behind Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor, an immersive theatrical show created to comply with […]

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November 17, 2020
Front Cover Star Wanted

We're looking for a variety of children of different ages who would like to be on our next front cover. How do you enter We encourage you to send two photos  of you child or children to the email below. With the age of your child/ children and your contact details. We then short list […]

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