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FYI episode 157


This week on FYI: For Your Info, the weekly news show from Sky Kids, Thomas asks one of the Government’s top advisors whether enough of us are getting vaccinated to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and if it is safe to ditch our face masks in schools. Plus, Scarlett meets a brilliant young inventor inspiring other girls to become scientists and solve the world’s problems.

Next week on FYI, in a special edition the team investigate ‘Long Covid’ in kids. While most young people don’t become seriously ill from Covid, FYI has discovered that thousands of children have been struck down for many months. Some of them have found it very hard for their condition to be taken seriously.

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 four 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 Episode 157

The FYI News Club Chat discussion question resource supports your students to discuss the serious, fascinating and silly news items presented in the show. Download this week’s chat sheet and get talking!

STEP 3: FYI Weekly Feedback

Tell us the news stories your FYI News Club want investigated by filling out our feedback form.

Step 4 – For fun to finish: First News Kahoot! News Quiz

Challenge your club with this week’s First News Kahoot! News Quiz. Our free interactive news quiz features ten questions on the stories featured in this week’s issue of First News. More information on how to play Kahoot! quizzes can be found here.

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


1. COP 26: In their hands

Watch six films by six young climate activists from six different continents. The films, made with Sky Kids, deliver a powerful message about how climate change is already having an impact on their lives, as world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26.

2. What’s on your mind? with Dr Alex

The Government’s Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George, presents this series of five films on First News Education TV developed with the Department for Education and Sky Kids. In the series, dedicated to mental health and wellbeing,

Watch previous FYI episodes