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Making an impact

2021-22 academic year

NewsWise continues to strengthen primary pupils’ critical literacy skills, increase their interest in news and develop their confidence when navigating news
In numbers
pupils took part in the NewsWise programme
We trained
teachers in news and media literacy skills
free resources were downloaded
Pupil impact
After taking part in NewsWise:
of pupils could tell if a news story was real or fake, compared to 49% before
the number of pupils said they were interested in the news
of pupils said they found it easy to tell if news was trustworthy, compared to 31% before
More than
the number of pupils would check if news came from a person or source they trust
What teachers said
said that NewsWise supported pupils' speaking and listening skills
said the project increased pupils' engagement with news and journalism
said the NewsWise workshop engaged pupils who were usually more reluctant in the classroom
feel more confident in supporting pupils' news literacy
Our Year 5 and 6 have loved this project and can’t wait to share their learning with governors next week. They now have a good understanding of the impact that the media can have on society. A superb example of integrated purposeful learning.
Carrie Jenkins
Headteacher, Gabalfa Primary School
NewsWise evaluation reports
Robust evaluation of the NewsWise programme and its impact, conducted by the National Literacy Trust
NewsWise case studies
Read about the experiences of past NewsWise participants and volunteers
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