First News International
Although there are more sources of news than ever before, many are heavily biased, unreliable, or more concerned with clicks than being correct. First News is an independently-owned, non-partisan newspaper written especially for children. First News Education brings together First News and award-winning learning resources to provide schools with a complete solution for effective news-based learning, in classrooms, libraries and at home for ages 7 to 14. Whether your school is looking to improve English language skills, engage reluctant readers, grow literacy levels or get children talking and writing about news, First News Education can help you achieve it, which is why thousands of teachers in over 50 countries around the world trust First News as their source of news-based learning. Subscribe to the digital newspaper for 427 GBP (approximately 498 EUR) for a whole year. Please select your country using the toggle at the top of our pricing page. (All prices are listed and processed in GBP).
Read by more than two and a half million* children every week, First News reports on the biggest and most fascinating news from around the globe. Covering major world events and fascinating facts, First News inspires young minds, encourages regular reading habits and improves English and literacy skills. Published every Friday, the digital newspaper offers school-wide access to all 52 issues in the year. Choose to subscribe to our UK edition for both UK and worldwide news, or opt for our International edition for a more global focus.
The Bett award-winning iHub delivers interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debate topics based on the latest stories in the UK and International editions of First News. By automatically tailoring activities to each pupils’ reading level for Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3, the iHub saves teachers valuable time and provides a personalised learning experience, driving engagement and motivation. A reporting centre offers insight into pupils’ progress to identify where to reward achievements or offer extra support.
CONNECT NEWS AND LEARNING
Weekly news reading, analysis and discussion can have a powerful impact on students’ learning in both KS2 and 3. Read more about the proven benefits of integrating news into reading.
IMPROVE LITERACY SKILLS
National Literacy Trust research proved that using First News and Activity Sheets in the classroom displayed positive changes in both reading attitudes and attainment.
Our flexible, time-saving tools are designed to seamlessly integrate into lessons, libraries and homework in the form of weekly hassle-free, pre-prepared reading activities.
JOIN THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLS
Thousands of schools around the world are already using our award-winning news and literacy resources to transform their approach to growing reading, writing and oracy.
USED IN SCHOOLS IN OVER 50 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
“We are absolutely loving it – the students are really engaged and the English department gave it a huge thumbs up.”
Ms McGauley, Senior Librarian, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Dubai
“I can say, very enthusiastically, that staff and students at school absolutely love having access to First News and the iHub – it is a fabulous investment and well worth the money”
Mark Jones, Assistant Headteacher, St Christopher’s School, Bahrain