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Politics Special Edition

Introduce your pupils to politics and why it is important to vote, with our special edition. First News takes an in-depth look at what an election is, how it works and why it’s important to vote in our 32-page special edition.

The 2015 UK general elections were the most unpredictable in decades, with the Conservatives winning by a landslide despite polls predicting a hung parliament. This is a great time to talk to your pupils about the complexities of British politics and give them an idea of what to expect in future election campaigns.

In Focus: Who Runs Our Country? takes readers right back to the beginning, to explain how democracy works in the UK, and how it compares to other political systems around the world. We take a look at our political parties, their leaders and what they stand for; the structure of our government and what it takes to become a Prime Minister. Join us as we explore the history of voting and governments over time. Then, go behind the scenes at 10 Downing Street and discover what a day in the life of a Prime Minister is really like.

First News’ In Focus: Who Runs Our Country? is an essential educational resource, idea for KS2 PSHE and Citizenship classes. Designed to engage your pupils in politics to using simple timelines, fascinating campaign posters and photos in a premium publication.

Please note this resource was created in April 2015.

This special edition is available as a free pdf, please email us at schools@firstnews.co.uk if you would like this issue or any others sent to you.