Being a regular news reader and part of a community who can absorb, evaluate and discuss news, enables young people to enhance their understanding of the democratic society in which they are growing up, and discover an awareness of the issues they feel require change.

In the current climate, it is important for young people to feel empowered to become changemakers and lead action on real issues that they are passionate about.

ACTive Citizenship Awards for Schools

First News and the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) have joined forces to launch the First News ACTive Citizenship Award Scheme for Schools. Find out how to take part and download your toolkit.