If you have students who love investigating the world around them and who want to be skilled-up and ready to spot fake news, join the First News and FYI News Club for schools!
It’s completely free to set up and run! You will be given free access to FYI: For Your Information, the BAFTA award winning weekly news show from Sky Kids, as well as sent free resources to run your club! Find out more below.
About the Club
First News has teamed up with the BAFTA award winning Sky Kids weekly news show FYI: For Your Info. Each week, the FYI team of young reporters investigate the big issues young people need to know about. There are reports from around the globe, explainers, debates, Fake News or Fact?, “Kidversations” between young people around the world, and in-depth reporting. Each episode is freely available to watch here on the First News Education TV section of our website.
By signing up to the First News FYI News Club, schools can choose to set up an extra-curricular club at their school. These are designed for Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, where pupils get to watch, discuss and share their opinions on the topics raised in that week’s episode of FYI: For Your Info. You will receive weekly resources to run your club including a free weekly video, accompanying activity sheet and opportunities to get involved with the newspaper and the show. Schools can also send in their ideas for news stories to First News and FYI, and may even get the chance to report on the show.
Why Join the Club?
- Grow students’ understanding of world news and global issues
- Develop their communication skills
- Build students’ confidence in a social, group setting
- Increase their awareness of how misinformation is spread on social media and how to spot it
Get involved in the show
If you have an idea for a story you are passionate about or want to have your say on the big issues that affect you, please ask your parent, teacher or guardian to get in touch. We might ask you to make a report yourself to be featured in First News and on FYI and we might even come to you to help you film and write up your story. The News Club is all about giving more of you a chance to have your say in First News and on FYI.