First News for Schools - First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and a highly engaging literacy resource for schools. A range of school packages are available, including our new Literacy iHub, a digital literacy tool for 7-14 year olds.

News in the Classroom

Helping bring the news to life in your classroom

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News

    How to talk to children when the news is scary

    These seven tips by Editor in Chief, Nicky Cox MBE, are perfect to share with your pupils. Don’t try to turn off the news when there is bad news. Sadly,… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News

    We can’t shield children from bad news, and nor should we try

    Worrying NSPCC figures released this week showed a 35% increase in children calling Childline due to anxiety about world affairs. Distressing though this is, I am not surprised. Why not?… Download here

  • Featured Resource Partners

    Download the free teaching guide for Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, bestselling author of Holes!

    Advertisement feature:   A thrilling, funny and thought-provoking novel about friendship, fears, bullying and ecology, from the internationally renowned author of… Download here

Film in the Classroom

Watch our short videos on news and current affairs.

Trump Elected President
Featured Resource

Trump Elected President

Find out who the new President, Donald Trump is, and what he stands for in our short video.

Explain the migrant crisis to your pupils
Featured Resource

Explain the migrant crisis to your pupils

Watch our short video to find out more about the recent growth in migration to Europe.

Explain Shakespeare to your pupils
Featured Resource

Explain Shakespeare to your pupils

Watch our short video explaining why Shakespeare is still so important today.

x