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Go Back to School with 3 Issues FREE.

It’s back to school and whilst you may have splashed out on school supplies and new uniform have you considered getting their brain back in gear for the new school year?

First News is a weekly newspaper designed for kids; kids can learn about the world around them in an accessible way and improve their reading habits to boot. Learning doesn’t stop at the classroom door!

We know back to school can be expensive so for a limited time we are offering you 3 issues of First News for free. Help your child get the new school year off to a flying start!

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Keep your eyes, ears and hearts open and read lots of books and newspapers, like First News, so that your head is filled with the world

Michael Morpurgo

Author

My grandaughter just loves First News and, when asked how she knew about certain matters, she said: ‘First News of course

Catherine Porter

Granny

Your newspaper is brilliant! It’s a non-negotiable part of my classroom and my pupils love it. Lots now buy it with their own pocket money!

Lee Moscato

Teacher

See how First News is already transforming reading at home

Get kids talking
Get kids talking

There’s so much covered in every issue that you’ll be hard pushed not to find something to fascinate every curious mind: space dust found on the rooftops of Paris, rhinos smelling poop to send messages to each other, and are children really working longer hours than adults?

Independent unbiased reporting
Independent unbiased reporting

First News is a family-owned company with no political affiliations. We aim to inform and engage children but ultimately fuel their curiosity and encourage them to form their own opinions.

Great to get even reluctant readers reading
Great to get even reluctant readers reading

First News is bright and colourful. The layout of the paper ensures there are lots of little snippets of information that are really easy to dip in and out of. But there are more in-depth special reports for the more confident readers.

Engaging children in news responsibly

Parents and teachers recognise that First News is a wonderful way of engaging children in a safe and trusted environment offline, and the children themselves enjoy having a newspaper which delivers world news in a concise and informative way, without shying away from important stories.

With a readership of over 2.2 million weekly readers and over 10 years reporting for children, First News is helping to engage and inform the next generation.

Inside the paper every week….

Quick News
Quick News

Punchy facts about the week’s news – the children will know ahead of you.

Big News
Big News

Covering the big weekly stories responsibly.

News In Pictures
News In Pictures

Fascinating pictures of the week’s events which get children talking.

Home News
Home News

Coverage of news stories from around the UK.

World News
World News

Covering the big stories from around the globe, with a colourful map to show where in the world they happened.

The Week Ahead
The Week Ahead

An insight into upcoming events for the week, and key dates for your diary.

Science News
Science News

Fast cars, fantastic inventions, climate change, space exploration – it’s all covered here and with weekly updates from our friends at the Science Museum.

Special Report
Special Report

This is where we really explain a complicated news story or relevant issue. Even the adults love this!

Focus On You
Focus On You

Childline ambassadors share their well-being advice.

Entertainment
Entertainment

The latest film releases, new TV shows and showbiz updates. Kids love to know before their friends – read it in First News first!

Big Interview
Big Interview

We get exclusive access to some of the top names in entertainment, sport, politics and more.

Animal News
Animal News

Every child loves a cute animal, so this is where they can feast their eyes on our stories from around the world.

Crazy But True
Crazy But True

Crazy stories you couldn’t even dream up, but they get kids talking!

Your News
Your News

Our readers report on their own news and have the opportunity to see it in print.

Game Zone
Game Zone

An exciting look into the latest video game news and reviews.

Books
Books

Interviews with authors, latest book releases and even reviews from our young readers themselves.

Puzzles
Puzzles

Sudoku, crosswords, spot the difference and more.

First Careers
First Careers

With First Careers you can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you.

Sport
Sport

All sports covered and lots of interesting facts.