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Why using data on children for political ends is wrong

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Paul Speller has hit out at the use of data and league tables in connection with school children. As well as the limited value of data based on narrow metrics, he condemns attempts by some politicians to seek a school-by-school … Continue reading

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Every penny counts! Pledge to double funds raised by Family Library supporters

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FUNDRAISERS aiming to keep the Family Library’s range of services up and running have received a boost with the news that every penny they bring in will be doubled. Earlier this year the Family Library – which includes the Mobile … Continue reading

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Press Release: Library fights for its future

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The Family Library – which also runs a mobile service and provides support to schools – is fighting for its future. A call is going out to find corporate sponsors to help fund the services provided by the charity. The … Continue reading

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Press Release: Don’t be bored, get on board with the Family Library

  Don’t be bored this half-term holiday – get on board with activities at the Family Library. The Family Library has a wide selection of board games that are free to play with. On Tuesday (February 21), there will be … Continue reading

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Press Release: Family Library pirate search is simply Ace!

Pirate adventurers on the Family Library Summer Reading Scheme can test their treasure-seeking skills while using their Manx National Heritage Ace cards. The cards are distributed to all primary age school children and grant them admission to MNH sites during … Continue reading

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Get set for summer with Ready Steady Go!

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The annual publication Ready Steady Go! has been distributed to the families of all primary school children in the Isle of Man. Ready Steady Go! is packed with advice of family things to do during the summer holidays. Paul Speller … Continue reading

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Press Release: Artist Nancy’s boost for the Mobile Library

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Renowned Isle of Man artist Nancy Corkish has generously donated two stunning watercolours to raise funds for the Mobile Library. The day and night watercolour designs depict a Manx cottage with fuchsias and a moonlit coastal scene. Packs of six … Continue reading

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