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.

First News Special Editions

We periodically produce special editions of First News based on many topics across the curriculum, from Shakespeare,  WW1 and WW2 to the future of space travel and how to spot fake news.
All special editions are available as free digital downloads below.

WWI and WWII Special Editions

Immerse your pupils in history with First News special editions commemorating WWI and WWII. Journey through a collection of fascinating stories, photographs and reports from World War I and II, exploring historic events and discovering more about some of the key players and famous battles.

Fake News Special Edition

Making Sense of the News supports the teaching of critical literacy and explaining how to fact check articles, while offering an exploration of the history of news reporting.

Space Special Edition

What is space? How big is it? What causes the seasons to change? Find out everything there is to know about space in this special In Focus edition.

Food Special Edition

In this special edition learn all about how to have a balanced diet as well as what food wastage is, where the food we eat comes from and more!

The Queen Special Edition

In this special edition learn all about the royal family, as well as an in depth look at the Queen’s childhood, her reign and much more!

Published April 2015

Politics Special Edition

In this special edition learn all about who runs our country, what general elections are and what the different political parties stand for.

Published April 2015

Shakespeare Special Edition

In this special edition learn all about Shakespeare, from early theatre performances of his plays to modern retellings, as well as a look at some of his most famous characters and influences.

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