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Award-winning news literacy for children aged 7-11

Sign up for our autumn term waiting list now!
We are now accepting sign-ups for pupils aged 7-11 for our autumn term waiting list. Sign up to the full NewsWise package to receive:

A fully-planned English and PSHE news literacy unit of work, complete with all resources, to be taught by class teachers
An interactive workshop delivered by the NewsWise team
Expert critical literacy CPD for teachers
Opportunities to meet and work with real journalists
A Guardian newspaper for each pupil taking part
Resources and materials to create an immersive experience in your classroom

We are looking to work with schools with high rates of free school meals or small, rural schools from across the whole of the UK.
NewsWise generates curiosity and critical engagement with news, equipping children with the skills and knowledge to make sense of the world
Bringing together news literacy, primary English and PSHE specialists from The Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust and PSHE Association, NewsWise offers free lesson plans, resources and workshops for schools, activities for families, high quality teacher training and opportunities to connect with real journalists.

We offer the full NewsWise package, including workshops, to primary schools with a free school meal rate above the national average. The package is free to qualifying schools. Register via the link below.

All of our lesson plans and other resources are free for anyone to download via our sign-up form.
Sign up for a virtual journalist visit
Our virtual journalist visits are open to everyone!

Bring the newsroom to your classroom: sign your class of 9- to 11-year-olds up for a Q&A with a real journalist in summer term.
Our activities and output
From school workshops to news reports from previous NewsWise participants
Our resources
Explore family activities, SEND guidance, information for volunteers and much more!
I have rarely seen children so engaged. They saw the power of the media in changing minds. They realised that they aren't powerless.
Year 5 teacher
Gospel Oak Primary School
I cannot overstate the impact the project has had on the children I teach. They are so much more engaged and questioning of the news, and they have been encouraged to go home and teach their parents and siblings about fact checking websites, how to conduct interviews without judgement, and how to assess whether a report is biased or not. It has been a hugely empowering experience for them.
Year 5 teacher
Grafton Primary School
The spotting fake news elements [of the unit of work] were superb! I didn't have the background knowledge, so this was invaluable. Having our Ambassador and our 'real' journalist interact directly with the pupils was an amazing opportunity for them - and me!
Year 6 teacher
Rhosddu Primary School
Our Awards
WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards 2021
Best Project for News Literacy, Guardian Foundation Education Centre and NewsWise
Nesta Democracy Pioneers Award 2020
Unesco GAPMIL Global Media and Information Literacy Award 2019

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