Get involved

Interested in taking part in the NewsWise programme? Sign up using the link below!
We offer the full NewsWise package, including workshops, to primary schools with a free school meal rate above the national average (currently 20.8%).

The package is free for qualifying schools.
The full package includes:
Enter the Newsroom interactive workshop to kick off the unit of work (virtual or in-person) for two classes
A fully-planned unit of work with all resources and lesson plans
Teacher training to help you deliver the project in the classroom
A set of Guardian newspapers for each class
Opportunities to have a real journalist work with your class
A year's National Literacy Trust membership (worth £100)
When you register, you will also have the option to sign up to our newsletter to get regular updates on what we’ve been up to, what’s coming up and what we’ve discovered, so even if you don’t qualify for the full NewsWise package you can stay in touch!

All NewsWise lessons and resources, learning journey, teacher guides and display materials are completely free and accessible for everyone on our schools page.
NewsWise workshops
Children become journalists and enter the world of the newsroom in our interactive virtual sessions
Our workshop is an immersive newsroom experience for upper primary pupils, generating curiosity and critical engagement with the news. The session is designed to work as an exciting hook for schools who are running the NewsWise project with their classes.

In role as journalists, pupils are introduced to key concepts and skills that they will explore in greater detail in the unit of work, such as how the news is made, issues of fake news, the importance of balance in news stories, and producing their own news reports.
We thought this was excellent. The children were all excited, the tasks were appropriate for the age group and the stories were interesting.
NewsWise teacher
Already have a workshop booked?
We can't wait to meet you and all of your young journalists - we hope they're ready to put their fake news detective skills to the test!

Whether your workshop is in-person or virtual, our guides will help you prepare yourselves and your class so you can get the most out of the session.
Pupil reports
Writing news reports with your pupils? Have some great examples to share? We'd love to see them!
Here's a selection of our favourite reports sent to us by teachers who have completed the NewsWise project with their classes:
Webinars
Join us for a series of free news literacy webinars. Topics include safely teaching the news, developing pupils' critical literacy and fake news detective skills, and transforming your classroom into a newsroom.
Next events: 16-28 September.
Registered charity: 1153865