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Why more than 9,000 schools choose First News Education

First News Education connects news and learning by delivering weekly reading activities based on exploring the latest stories from First News, the UK’s only newspaper for young people. The online iHub and offline Activity Sheets deliver news-based comprehensions, debates and vocabulary puzzles at three differentiated levels for Lower Key Stage 2, Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. These pre-prepared, time-saving activities provide teaching professionals with regular access to invaluable tools to grow their students’ reading, writing and oracy skills.

Consuming news in school on a weekly basis creates a community of globally aware, news literate young people, with the knowledge and confidence to voice their opinions and the compassion to listen to and respect others. There has never been a more important time for young people to have access to a reliable source of news stories from our local, national and global communities.


First News

Arriving in schools every Friday, First News delivers global news stories in an accessible, engaging way to cultivate a love for reading, enrich knowledge, and improve literacy levels

First News iHub

The most efficient way to engage pupils with online, interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates, tailored to suit each student’s abilities and support learning at the correct pace

Activity Sheets

Our printable reading exercises are produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning, encouraging children to evaluate information and form reasoned responses