First News is the UK’s original, award winning children’s newspaper. Written especially for 7 – 14 year olds, First News brings literacy to life for millions of young people every week.
Our rich mix of accessible journalism and fun features is designed to boost literacy and engage curious, young minds.
Something for everyone
With a huge range of stories and articles published each week, there’s something for everyone in every issue.
Colourful, bursting with photos and beautifully designed, First News uses a combination of bitesize bulletins and longer form articles to deliver the news that really matters in ways our readers love.
A powerful literacy tool
From reluctant readers to high achievers, teachers say children of all abilities find First News develops and stretches their literacy skills.
What’s more, The National Literacy Trust has found that regularly reading First News leads to ‘significant improvements’ in literacy and encourages children to read for pleasure more often.
First News: reading skills for life
Using our newspaper, your pupils can naturally explore ideas of citizenship, learning more about the world through wide reading and informed discussion.
Teachers tell us First News fires up debate in the classroom, helping pupils find out the facts, form opinions and share their points of view with others.
Quizzes, puzzles and polls
First News is an interactive learning tool, too. Every issue is packed with fun opportunities to respond, feedback and share.
Competitions, online polls, puzzles and quizzes make reading the paper a truly immersive experience.
First News is multi-platform
First News is published in print and tablet version every week. We are a trusted introduction to a multi-platform world of news media.
First News is a trusted gateway
We believe there’s never been a more important time for young people to be well informed about the world around them.
First News, in all its formats, boosts literacy, and opens up the world to young minds.
We think First News is brilliant. It helps our reluctant readers engage. It teaches all our pupils about our country and the world.”
I have learned a lot from First News. I like the clear way it explains different issues.”