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‘‘My pupils LOVE First News - Cries of 'Yes!' erupt when I bring the new issue into the classroom.’’

Carly Blythe


First News – a unique literacy resource for every school

First News is the UK’s original children’s newspaper. For 11 years we have been supporting literacy and learning through current affairs. Published weekly in print and digital editions, First News also offers a wealth of print and digital reading activities for Key Stages 2-3 (P4-S2).

  • A quality newspaper for 7 – 14 year olds
  • Topical reading resources accompany every issue
  • Literacy iHub – new digital learning tool


89% of teachers think that First News helps improve literacy in young people*

*Reader Survey 2014

Teachers and pupils recommend First News

From reluctant readers to high achievers, we make reading exciting, relevant and fun for all. Our weekly reading activities accompany the newspaper and are a great way for Key Stages 2-3 (P4-S2) to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. They help grow pupils’ knowledge, ideas, opinions and vocabulary of cross-curricular content, whilst developing core reading skills including inference, deduction, summarising and the ability to form reasoned opinions.

  • The National Literacy Trust says First News “significantly improves” reading skills
  • Teachers say First News transforms attitudes to reading
  • “We love First News … It opens a door to the world of knowledge.” Pupils of Howard Junior School

See how First News is already transforming lessons

Our children love First News
Our children love First News

“They tend to read the newspaper for pleasure and enjoy discussing the articles in class.”

Even those who struggle with reading respond to First News
Even those who struggle with reading respond to First News

“Children love having the physical newspaper in class and sharing the stories with each other.”

There are many ways that you can make use of First News in your school
There are many ways that you can make use of First News in your school

“We have always used the print version as a resource for guided reading but with iHub it makes life easier.”

The conversations that I hear kids having after our classes about current affairs are just brilliant.

Peter Hook

Peter Hook


First News gives children unrivaled insight into topics that kids should be taking an interest in.

Melanie Blatt

Melanie Blatt