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The Overseas Aid & Development Commission agreed to again match fund the monies raised by the 2017 World Aid Walk.
Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Commission's decision reflected its recognition as to how much part of Island life the World Aid Walk has become since its inception in 1970 and the huge difference the funds raised by countless walkers since then has made to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

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UK Minister continues engagement with the Crown Dependencies on Brexit
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker, yesterday (24th April 2017) hosted the third meeting in a series of regular talks with the Crown Dependencies to ensure that their interests are taken into consideration in relation to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

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Aspire2Be supports local educators to attend British Isles Google for Education Summit
Monday 24 April 2017

Forty Bailiwick teachers and educators are being sponsored to attend the forthcoming British Isles Google for Education Summit thanks to the support of Education Services' edtech partner Aspire2Be.

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Islands share views on latest Education opportunities and challenges

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Political and officer representatives from Education Services in the Isle of Man and Jersey are meeting with their Guernsey counterparts today to discuss a range of issues as part of the regular Inter-Island meetings.

Isle of Man Education Minister, Hon Graham Creegen MHK and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Ronald Barr, took the opportunity to extend their visit spending Monday visiting Early Years settings, the College of Further Education and the Institute of Health & Social Care Studies.

Jersey's Director of Education, Justin Donovan, flew in this morning for a full day of discussions on issues including the launch of Guernsey's new curriculum, ICT, Further and Higher Education, the implications of public examination reforms in England, design thinking and local language. Guernsey was represented by Deputy Paul Le Pelley, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, Deputy Carl Meerveld, Vice-President, Jon Buckland, Chief Secretary and Alan Brown, Director of Education. Jersey's Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans, was unfortunately unable to attend owing to other States business.

'It is always useful to meet with colleagues from the other Crown Dependencies to discuss areas of mutual interest,' said Deputy Le Pelley.

'We can learn from each other and share areas of best practice as well as discuss some of the challenges that face education, regardless of which Island we live in.

'There are certain areas such as Higher Education funding and provision where it makes sense to work closely together. I am also interested to hear from the Isle of Man about their efforts trying to revive and enhance the Manx language and whether there is anything we can learn from the Isle of Man experience. It is a really useful visit,' said Deputy Le Pelley.

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