Isle of Man News last updated 22 June 2017 13:18:01

Young detectives urged to read books and catch the crooks!

POSTED yesterday at 2:58 pm

Children will be using their detective skills to solve puzzles as part of a fun project designed to encourage reading. ‘Animal Agents’ is this year’s national Summer Reading Challenge presented by The Reading Agency. The Harvey Briggs Onchan Library is supporting the challenge, aided by sponsorship from Old Mutual International. Children between the ages of four and 11 can take part – it’s free, and they can sign up at any time during the summer. Animal Agents have been brought to life by Tony Ross, who illustrates books for best-selling author David Walliams, and the Horrid Henry series. The books feature a detective agency staffed by all kinds of clever animals who need eagle-eyed children to help them by reading books and finding clues...

Sports Aid Academy athletes to represent the Isle of Man

POSTED yesterday at 10:53 am

Students who have attended the Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy will be representing the Island internationally in the coming weeks.A dozen young sportspeople have been selected to participate in archery, athletics, golf, gymnastics and swimming for the Manx team at the Island Games, being held next week in Gotland, Sweden.Next month athlete David Mullarkey and swimmers Euan Macmurchie, Joel Watterson and Kazia Whittaker will showcase their skills on behalf of the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.  All 16 have participated in the Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy, which aims to equip the Island’s young sportspeople with the support, skills and knowledge to work towards becoming elite athletes. The Isle of Man Sport Aid...

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