First News Education - First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and a highly engaging literacy resource for schools. A range of school packages are available, including our new Literacy iHub, a digital literacy tool for 7-14 year olds.

Make the news an essential foundation for learning 

Created every week by our experienced education team, our award-winning tools for KS2 and KS3 enable you to develop pupils’ essential reading skills through growing their understanding of the world outside the classroom.

Make the news an essential foundation for learning 

Created every week by our experienced education team, our award-winning tools for KS2 and KS3 enable you to develop pupils’ essential reading skills through growing their understanding of the world outside the classroom.

NEWSPAPER

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Arriving in more than 9,000 schools every Friday and read by over two million young people each week, First News delivers a unique form of non-fiction, telling the stories of local, national and global communities in an accessible, engaging way to cultivate a love for reading, enrich knowledge, and improve literacy levels

ACTIVITY SHEETS

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Our Activity Sheets are comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates to delve into the detail of news stories. Produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning, our activities support children in developing an in-depth understanding of news stories

ONLINE iHUB

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For an interactive learning experience, the iHub’s comprehensions, puzzles, polls and debates are automatically assigned to each pupil at their suited reading level. With instant marking and online awards to encourage accuracy, the iHub is an invaluable tool to develop crucial skills and track pupil progress

Newspaper

Arriving in more than 9,000 schools every Friday and read by over two million young people each week, First News delivers a unique form of non-fiction, telling the stories of local, national and global communities in an accessible, engaging way to cultivate a love for reading, enrich knowledge, and improve literacy levels

Activity Sheets

Our printable reading comprehension and vocabulary puzzles are comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates to delve into the detail of news stories. Produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning, our activities support children in developing an in-depth understanding of news stories

Online iHub

For an interactive learning experience, the iHub’s comprehensions, puzzles, polls and debates are automatically assigned to each pupil at their suited reading level. With instant marking and online awards to encourage accuracy, the iHub is an invaluable tool to develop crucial skills and track pupil progress.

Ready to bring First News Education into your school?
Call 01371 851 898 or email [email protected] to speak to a member of the team about choosing your ideal package.

Ready to bring First News Education into your school?


To speak to a member of the team about choosing your ideal package call us on 01371 851 898 or email [email protected].

“Over the last year we’ve recorded a notable improvement in both reading progress and attainment in all year groups across the school. We believe the weekly use of First News as part of our learning journey is a significant contributing factor to this. Our pupils have an increasing awareness of the wider world and we feel that our work with First News is helping us to give them the exposure to current world news that they need, particularly for their transition to secondary school.”

Gemma Hall, Assistant Head, Portway Primary School

How First News Education is making a difference in more than 9,000 schools

Crowdfunding

If your school’s budget won’t stretch to your ideal First News Education package, why not try crowdfunding? It’s a great way for teachers, PTA groups and parents to raise money to fund your tools, whether you’re looking to introduce First News newspaper into your school or reignite your approach to literacy with reading activities via the award winning iHub and weekly Activity Sheets.

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