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    The FIrst News Debate

    Wednesday 26th March 2014, 10.15am – 4.30pm at the Houses of Parliament.  First News would like to invite ten subscribing primary and secondary schools to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 26th March to join The First News Debate. The event will bring together school pupils from around the country… Download here

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    Historical images of Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge under construction Tower Bridge under construction Tower Bridge – road closure  Construction workers on Tower Bridge  Tower Bridge  One of the original competing bridge designs  One of the original competing bridge designs  One of the original competing bridge designs… Download here

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    The First News Reading Package

    THE FIRST NEWS READING PACKAGE: First News and the weekly differentiated reading activities First News, the UK’s national newspaper for 7 to 14 year olds, is the perfect tool to spark early engagement in current affairs with your pupils and get them excited about reading different texts. Produced in… Download here

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    First News – Special Editions

    Don’t miss out on our Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013 and 2013: Review of the Year special editions of First News. Pre-order your school’s copies today, in time for the start of the next school term.  SPECIAL EDITION – NELSON MANDELA: 1918 – 2013 2013 draws… Download here

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    Explore Normandy!

    2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. To honour this anniversary, we’ve put together special Normandy Tourism Education Packs which you can access for free by clicking on the links below.   These four packs offer students the opportunity to explore Normandy’s rich, treasured history across four… Download here

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    Story Competition

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Join Jim Eldridge’s Story Adventure, an interactive online writing project! The Evil Editor has returned… and this time she’s EVEN MORE EVIL…   Last year over 2,000 of you helped author Fleur Hitchcock write her new book online, saving her from the wrath of the Evil… Download here

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    A school trip like no other!

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort and THORPE PARK with your school and discover the UK’s most thrilling learning experiences!   You can take one of our educational workshops on a range of curriculum based subjects before exploring the… Download here

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    Bumper End of School Year 2012-2013 NEWS QUIZ

    Bumper End of School Year 2012-2013 NEWS QUIZ To end the academic year, we have created a bumper ’round up of the year’ news quiz.   We’ve organised this multiple choice quiz into sections just like the newspaper:     1) Headlines    … Download here

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    Be a Great Barrier Reef Explorer

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Explore Queensland’s beautiful Great Barrier Reef with this fantastic free, downloadable teaching resource and exclusive competition for schools!   The ‘Be a Great Barrier Reef Explorer’ Education Pack has been created for Tourism and Events Queensland by the First News Education Team.   Queensland’s Great Barrier… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (17 – 23 MAY 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from Issue 361 (17 – 23 May 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (10 – 16 MAY 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from Issue 360 (10 – 16 May 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here