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    Blue Cross: Make a difference in your classroom

    Blue Cross make school fundraising easy. Children love pets, and they’ll love our furry-themed fundraising activities. With ideas for group and individual activities covering English, Maths, Science and more, our exciting new School Fundraising Pack will help put the fun into fundraising. And your pupils will learn about pet… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Writing Tips from Lauren St John

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at the… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Miranda Tansley’s tips for writing well

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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    The Best School Trip Ever!

    Get hands-on with history this term! English Heritage has over 400 sites, where you and your class can crack codes, learn about artefacts, dress up and meet characters from the past! Study Neolithic life at Stonehenge, explore the place that was once home to Queen Victoria at… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Help with writing from Jacob Sager Weinstein

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Writing Tips from Michael Mopurgo

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Cressida Cowell’s top writing tips

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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    Visit Westminster Abbey with your class!

    Where can you find the complete body of England’s only royal saint along with a riddle which predicts when the world will end? The answer is Westminster Abbey, where you can also become an expert in all your school subjects in just an hour’s visit! If Science… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Iona Mandal’s top tips for budding new writers

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Six tips with Lauren Child

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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    Facing the Future

    First News and WWF have joined up for a new Facing the Future Campaign We’re looking for climate change TV reporters… could one of your pupils be one? Climate change affects us all, and that’s why we have we have teamed… Download here

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    Wicked Young Writer Awards: Five top tips from Dan Freedman

    First News is working with the Wicked Young Writer Awards to help inspire young people to get writing! The acclaimed award seeks songs, poems, stories, and scripts to encourage young people to use writing to view the world a little differently. Each year, a special prize giving event is held at… Download here

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