First News Education - First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and a highly engaging literacy resource for schools. A range of school packages are available, including our new Literacy iHub, a digital literacy tool for 7-14 year olds.

The newspaper

First News brings reading to life for millions of young people every week. Our rich mix of accessible journalism and fun features is designed to boost reading and engage curious, young minds.

Each issue is packed with fun opportunities to respond, feedback and share. Competitions, online polls, puzzles and quizzes make reading the newspaper a truly immersive experience.

First News is published in print and tablet version every Friday.

A unique resource for every school

Using First News, your pupils can naturally explore ideas of citizenship, learning and 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.

First News improves literacy

Research with The National Literacy Trust found that regularly reading First News leads to ‘significant improvements’ in literacy and encourages children to read for pleasure more often.

Read the full report here

Teachers recommend First News

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

*Reader Survey 2014

We think First News is brilliant. It helps our reluctant readers engage. It teaches all our pupils about our country and the world.”

Anita Vine

Anita Vine

Teacher

How First News is transforming attitudes to reading

Children love having the physical newspaper in class and sharing stories.
Children love having the physical newspaper in class and sharing stories.

'Children love having the physical newspaper in class and sharing stories. Even those who typically don’t enjoy reading find the challenge they need in First News.'
- Shona Glackin, Class Teacher, Martin Primary School

Students are more engaged with First News than with fiction.
Students are more engaged with First News than with fiction.

'Students are more engaged with First News than with fiction. I feel it really addresses a lack of general knowledge and helps develop world view.'
- Melissande Box, Lead Literacy Teaching Assistant, Alexandra Park School

It has fuelled many debates in my classroom.
It has fuelled many debates in my classroom.

'It is a fantastic means of getting pupils reading and talking about what they read. It has fuelled many debates in my classroom.'
- Louise Manor, Longfield Academy of Sport

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