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FYI Episode 139



This week in a special episode, the FYI team reports from the US as the world remembers the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years on. Why did the attacks happen? What impact has it had on our lives? And how do we keep ourselves safe from terror attacks?

And 12 year old Salik tells FYI how 9/11 still has an impact on Muslim lives today: “Just because I am a Muslim it doesn’t mean I am a terrorist.”

News Analysis: Marking 20 years since 9/11 Activity

To accompany the FYI special episode, First News has produced a News Analysis activity with questions enabling young people to understand the facts and talk through the events in the US twenty years ago on 9/11. It comprises of the two page Special Report from this week’s First News and a set of questions. Download the resource here.

FYI News Club @ Your School

What are FYI News Clubs?

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: For Your Info, available here.

STEP 2: FYI News Club Chat (Coming Soon)

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?’

Download FYI Episode 132 (Example News Club Chat) discussion sheet

STEP 3: FYI Weekly Feedback

Let us know the news stories your FYI News Club want investigated. Contact [email protected]

For more information on starting a FYI News Club visit our blog page


  1. Young DofE participants and Award holders from across the UK will today help launch a new fund in memory of the charity’s founder, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Living Legacy Fund will give a million more young people the life changing opportunity to achieve a DofE Award over the next five years, building the self-belief, confidence and skills to feel ready to overcome anything life throws their way.

2. Dr Alex George, the Government’s new Youth Mental Health Ambassador, gives his top tips for keeping your spirits up during the lockdown – watch his five top tips for good mental health and wellbeing here.

3. And don’t forget to enter the BAFTA Young Presenter 2021 competition – this year’s winners will report for BAFTA throughout the year, as well as do a special report for FYI. Click here for more info!


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