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Pupils give Folk Awards the thumbs-up!

School children around the Isle of Man have been taking part in the first ever folk awards this week.

From singing and dancing to poetry and penny whistles, youngsters have been showcasing their home-grown talents in the two day Manx festival.

Pupils from reception up to the last year of secondary school have been involved, with prize winners receiving vouchers for Manx Heritage shops.

Jo Callister is an advisory teacher for the Manx curriculum and says it's another way to promote Manx culture:

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