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NewsWise cross-curricular news literacy resources

Added 14 Apr 2022 | Updated 23 Dec 22

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NewsWise is a free, cross-curricular news literacy project for 7-to-11-year-olds across the UK. It helps teachers empower their Key Stage 2 pupils to understand, critically navigate and report real news.

The programme is free for schools, and is run in partnership with the Guardian Foundation and the PSHE Association.

Visit the NewsWise programme page to learn how your school can join the programme and benefit from:

  • an interactive ‘Enter the Newsroom’ workshop, delivered by the NewsWise team
  • opportunities to meet and work with real journalists
  • training for teachers to run NewsWise in the classroom 
  • a Guardian newspaper for each pupil taking part 
  • a year of National Literacy Trust membership

NewsWise resources

Supporting the programme we have a fully planned cross-curricular English and PSHE unit of work, with lesson plans and resources designed by literacy specialists and critical literacy experts, free to access for all teachers:

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