• The News Challenge

    The News Challenge


    This project is sponsored by News Challenge, and will enable participating classes to immerse themselves in news and current affairs using First News newspapers. Teachers will also be able to access the BETT Award winning First News iHub, which will be provided free of charge during the school-based part of the project. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a community of news readers and writers in school, who can understand how reliable news is produced.

    What is involved

    Pupils will be tasked with becoming a community of news-savvy, informed world citizens. Four students from each class will then represent their school in a day of competitive and collaborative news challenges, alongside all schools involved in the challenge.

    Who is the programme for?

    Teachers in Years 4 and 5

    Session details

    Face-to-face twilight session:
    Date: Monday 18 January 2021
    Time: 4-5:30pm

    • Introduction to the project for all teachers
    • Planning for the school-based activities.

    Following this session, teachers will spend six weeks working on the project with their own classes, with remote support from the First News education team.

    Face-to-face session:
    Date: Friday 12 March 2021
    Time: 9am-3pm

    • News Challenge Day for all schools

    Programme Lead: Nicolette Smallshaw, Head of Education, First News

    Price: £75
    Members receive a 20% discount

    Register your interest for our 2020-21 cohort here.