Isle of Man News last updated 27 June 2017 19:18:36

Archaeologists to study Isle of Man's Bronze Age History

POSTED Mon at 11:43 am

A team of archaeologists will travel to the Isle of Man to carry out excavations at a Bronze Age site, with support from the Steam Packet Company. The 13-strong party will be led Dr Chris Fowler, Head of Archaeology at Newcastle University, and Dr Rachel Crellin of the University of Leicester, who is from the Island. The Steam Packet Company is supporting the visit by assisting with travel costs for the archaeologists and their vehicles and equipment. The July excavation, funded by Manx National Heritage and Newcastle University, is part of an ongoing project to investigate the Isle of Man’s prehistoric burial mounds which was launched last year. Updates on the project’s findings are posted to the Round Mounds of the Isle of Man website...

Manx charity to provide support for primary school facilities in Uganda

POSTED Mon at 11:40 am

Funding provided by the Isle of Man Government will help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Uganda receive a better standard of education. Onchan-based DO! Developing Orphans is one of seven charities to receive International Development assistance through this year’s Small Grant scheme. The charity has previously received funding from the Isle of Man for the construction of three classrooms at the Broadway Nursery and Primary School in Padibe, northern Uganda. The school, which has 279 pupils, currently consists of nine classrooms, two boarding dormitories, a kitchen and toilets. The new grant will improve the delivery of education by providing a multi-purpose hall and accommodation for teachers. These additional facilities are required...

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