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Issue:- 17 July 2014

'Arts Star'

STUDENTS from Range High School took part in their bi-annual 'Arts Star' competition recently on 8 June 2014. They entered their 'talents' to gain points for their House, and finalists were chosen to perform in public venues such as Formby Festival.

The competition was judged by outside visitors Kevin Grimes, Angela Mockler, Samantha Heap and former Range student Tom Woods, who has just completed his second year studying at LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts).

Mrs Grace, Head of Drama at Range said:- 'We always try to get an ex-pupil who has pursued the arts in to be one of the judges. Peter Dillon, an ex-student who went on to study Music Composition at Middlesex University, London has returned to judge in previous years. It is particularly fitting to have Tom with us this year as he was one of the finalists in our first ever Arts Star.”

Tom said:- "I've had a great day. Everyone was so talented - I hope they keep it up like I did.”


WHEN bosses at the Curraghs Wildlife Park found new partners for 2 lovelorn residents, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company was on hand to lend its support. In the past few weeks the Company has helped transfer a male Red Panda and a female Brazilian Tapir to the Island, so they could move into their new home in Ballaugh. The Park already has a pair of Red Pandas, but the new male Kush, from the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, will mate with the Park's breeding female in the next year or so. Curraghs Wildlife Park General Manager Kathleen Graham said:- "The Panda enclosures have never been better to view as there is so much activity within them. The arrival of Kush has really livened things up and he is always visible and has been very active." Young female Tapir Louka, from Cerza Zoo in France, has joined the Wildlife Park's male Tapir Thackery, who sadly lost his longstanding companion Clanger last year when she passed away at a good age.

Kathleen added:- "Both of these animals are arriving as part of the European Endangered Species Program, which the Wildlife Park contributes to. In the wild, both Red Pandas and Brazilian Tapirs are vulnerable species, chiefly due to the loss of their habitats. The intention of bringing these younger animals here is to increase the chances of breeding, which given their vulnerable status is extremely important. I'd like to thank the Steam Packet Company for their ongoing assistance in helping us organise the transport of these special passengers."

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward added:- "The Wildlife Park is a popular and important attraction in the Island, and the breeding programmes it supports are vital for threatened species of animals. We are always pleased to be able to help support the Park's work, and I look forward to hearing news of the arrival of some baby Red Pandas and Tapirs."

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