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
Face-to-face twilight session:
- 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.
*News Challenge Day for all schools
Programme Lead: Nicolette Smallshaw, Head of Education, First News
Members receive a 20% discount
Register your interest for our 2020-21 cohort here.