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First News Education TV is an exciting web-based channel with programmes presented by kids for kids, and films that open up a window on the world they are growing up in. In an educational setting, they provide a stimulus to investigate and understand a wide range of diverse and important global issues. All are ideal for topical assemblies and English, PSHE, citizenship and humanities lessons. The content on the channel brings together the experience of First News and Fresh Start Media, an Emmy and BAFTA-winning television and online production company specialising in content for young people and schools.
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FYI: Weekly News Show
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FYI: Weekly News Show

Welcome to a world of info for kids! FYI: Weekly News Show is an award-winning weekly news show from Sky Kids. Broadcast 52 weeks a year, FYI investigates the big issues young people need info on. The show not only puts children in the know but also gives them a platform on which they can be heard. With reports from across the globe, explainers, debates, Fake News or Fact alerts and in-depth reporting, we also get big name interviews – from world leaders to pop and film stars.

This week: FYI S2 Episode 6

This week on FYI, we hear about favourite players from the Euros, and Steve Carell talks Despicable Me 4.

FYI News Club @ Your School

All resources needed are provided to set up these 30-minute extra-curricular clubs, with no preparation needed by the teachers who run them. There are three simple steps to every FYI News Club.

STEP 1 Watch FYI: watch the current episode of FYI: Weekly News Show, available here.

STEP 2 FYI News Club Chat: download the accompanying discussion sheet to support your students to discuss the serious, fascinating and silly news items presented in the show. And, to develop their ‘Social Media Savvy’ skills to recognise misinformation with ‘Fake News or Fact?’

STEP 3 FYI Weekly Feedback: Let us know the news stories your FYI News Club want investigated.

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Quick News

Quick News

As well as our FYI: Weekly News Show, you can now check out the FYI short clips for up-to-date news throughout the week. Great for quick news updates and bite-sized learning.

Latest clip: Heroes at the Euros (02:00)

We hear from football fans on their favourite players from the Euros.

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I Don't Get It

Want to know more about how vaccines work, what causes climate change or discover the future of space travel? Watch our series of top-end explainers, using the latest computer graphics to tackle complex issues and news stories for children.

Lesson resources

Activity outlines provided enable discussion of key questions presented in each episode. They give the opportunity to discuss and consider current issues; recognise that personal choices can affect national and global issues; and identify actions we can take. We will continue to add resources for each episode.

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Kidversation is a series of peer-to-peer short form films based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our young presenters meet the children who are fighting for their child rights around the world, from the violent favelas of Brazil and the remote villages of Ghana to the refugees making a bid for a better life. Closer to home they meet young green campaigners and disabled children fighting for equal treatment.

Lesson resources

The resources supporting an episode develop understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The steps provided explore the right that each episode focuses on, and give links to more First News reports on this issue. Children will become familiar with their rights and evaluate whether these rights are being met for children across the globe. We will continue to add resources for each episode.

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Investigates is a series of short documentaries that go in depth about such subjects as mental health, animal species threatened with extinction, the coronavirus and children who live in violent cities.

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Climate Crisis

Six young climate activists from six different continents deliver a powerful message to COP26 about how climate change is already having an impact on their lives.

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Mental Health

Films dedicated to mental health and wellbeing, investigating simple ways to deal with the pressures of life.

Includes a series of five films presented by Dr Alex George, the Government’s Youth Mental Health Ambassador, and developed with the Department for Education and Sky Kids.

Lesson resources

Alongside each film there are tie-in educational resources, freely available for all schools, summer schools and Holiday Activities and Food providers.

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