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If you have students who love investigating the world around them and who want to be skilled-up and ready to spot fake news, join the First News and FYI News Club for schools!

It’s completely free to set up and run! You will be given free access to FYI: For Your Information, the award winning weekly news show from Sky Kids, as well as sent free resources to run your club! Find out more below. 

 

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What is FYI?

First News has teamed up with the award winning Sky Kids weekly news show FYI: For Your Info. Each week, the FYI team of young reporters investigate the big issues young people need to know about. There are reports from around the globe, explainers, debates, Fake News or Fact?, “Kidversations” between young people around the world, and in-depth reporting. Each episode is freely available to watch here on the First News Education TV section of our website.

By signing up to the First News and FYI News Club, schools can choose to set up an extra-curricular club at their school. These are designed for Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, where pupils get to watch, discuss and share their opinions on the topics raised in that week’s episode of FYI: For Your Info. You will receive weekly resources to run your club including a free weekly video, accompanying activity sheet and Kahoot! news quiz. Schools can also send in their ideas for news stories to First News and FYI, and may even get the chance to report on the show.

An extra-curricular First News and FYI News Club at your school will:

Grow students’ understanding of world news and global issues
Develop their communication skills
Build students’ confidence in a social, group setting
Increase their awareness of how misinformation is spread on social media and how to spot it

Running a First News and FYI News Club at your school:

STEP 1: Watch FYI: For Your Info
The current episode can be found on First News Education TV

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 how misinformation spreads with ‘Fake News or Fact?’

STEP 3: FYI Weekly Feedback
Let us know what you found most interesting in the news and tell us news stories you would like us to cover via the link we send in our weekly email. If you do, we could be in touch to get you reporting on the show!

STEP 4: Kahoot!
Finish with a bit of fun by doing our Kahoot! news quiz.

Get Involved!

Calling all young journalists! We want readers of First News and viewers of FYI to send in your own ideas for a story you are passionate about to have it featured in the paper or on the show. Send in your ideas for a story you are passionate about or have your say on the big issues that affect you. We might ask you to make a report yourself to be featured in First News and on FYI and we might even come to you to help you film and write up your story. TheNews Club is all about giving more of you a chance to have your say in First News and on FYI.

Fill out the feedback form – This is sent in the weekly email. Let us know what you found most interesting in the news, as well as notifying us of any stories you would like the team to investigate!

Send us an email – Send in your news stories to [email protected] with the subject ‘FYI Young Reporter.’