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First News Online Newspaper

Delivered every Friday in print or digitally

Arriving in schools every Friday, First News delivers global news stories in an accessible, engaging way to cultivate a love for reading, enrich knowledge, and improve literacy levels. First News contains both bite-sized news and in-depth special reports, appealing to different reader types and levels. With no political affiliations, First News upholds a balance between positive stories and hard-hitting news, cultivating a love of learning about the world while providing reassuring context to more complex topics.

First News is also available digitally as an alternative to having physical editions delivered to your school. The digital version is available via our app.

Why choose digital?

  • First News digital newspaper, available every Friday throughout the year
  • Includes 12 extras issues in the year compared to print editions
  • Unlimited access across the entire school
  • Available on Android and iOS tablets and phones
  • Includes an archive of First News issues
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Maximise the impact of using First News in the classroom

Created exclusively for schools to supplement the newspaper, First News Education’s learning tools come in two forms, both comprised of weekly reading-based activities centred on the latest stories in the newspaper, developing children’s confidence in accurately accessing and responding to information.

The iHub

The most efficient way to engage pupils with online, interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates, tailored to suit each student’s abilities and support learning at the correct pace

Activity Sheets

Our printable reading exercises are produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning, encouraging children to evaluate information and form reasoned responses