Discover News-based Learning

Tailored teaching resources exploring worldwide news. Supporting lessons in literacy, citizenship, journalistic writing and more.

First News Education provides flexible solutions for effective news-based learning in classrooms, libraries and home-learning throughout KS2 – KS3 (for ages 7-14). Our packages include classroom subscriptions of the world’s leading children’s newspaper, First News, and award-winning lesson resources.

Equip your pupils with an enriched knowledge of the world and the fundamental reading, writing and oracy skills to succeed throughout school and beyond.
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First News Newspaper

First News - the UK's trusted children's news source in print and digital

Engage and Engage Pro

First News iHub - The interactive learning platform

Engage Printables

Activity Sheets - weekly printable activities based on the latest news
The most trusted weekly newspaper for young audiences, covering headlines from around the world. Choose from scalable subscriptions in interactive digital or print.

Our Bett-award-winning interactive learning platform, providing news-based activities tailored to each student’s ability.

Printable comprehensions, quizzes, puzzles and debates based on the week’s news stories in First News, created in three reading levels.

First News Newspaper

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The most trusted weekly newspaper for young audiences, covering headlines from around the world. Choose from scalable subscriptions in interactive digital or print.

Engage and Engage Pro

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Our Bett-award-winning interactive learning platform, providing news-based activities tailored to each student’s ability.


Engage Printables

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Printable comprehensions, quizzes, puzzles and debates based on the week’s news stories in First News, created in three reading levels.

WHY CHOOSE FIRST NEWS?

CROSS-CURRICULAR LEARNING

We support curriculum teaching in English, Citizenship, PSHE, Geography, History and Science, plus newspaper and debate clubs.

IMPROVE LITERACY SKILLS

Using First News and Engage Printables in the classroom has been proven to elevate children’s reading attitudes and attainment*.

REDUCE WORKLOAD

Our flexible, time-saving tools seamlessly integrate into lessons, libraries and homework in the form of hassle-free, ready-to-go reading activities.

CREATED BY EXPERTS

Engage resources are curated by experienced primary and secondary school practitioners.

“I would recommend First News Education to any school who is working to promote an enquiring mind, getting children to ask ‘big’ questions and be curious about the world around them.”
Heron Way Primary School, West Sussex

“Our children have responded with great enthusiasm to all of the tools, regularly completing the polls and talking about the different articles that they have come across.”
St Christopher’s School,
Bahrain

*Proven by National Literacy Trust.