Free lessons about the news

Inspire students aged 10 to 16 and help develop essential critical-thinking and communication skills through informed and open-minded discussions about the biggest issues of our time.

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We've created a free online teacher-training course, Teaching the News. Each module comes with a fully-resourced lesson for you to try in your classroom.

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Quite simply, the programme has been a revelation. Every week, new and interesting resources are produced, all of which go hand-in-hand with relevant and appropriate termly topics. These are accessible to all learners: they are bespoke, carefully thought-out and allow students to improve across a number of key skills.

Michael Baker, Farringdon Community Academy, UK

Topical Talk Festival 2025

From January 20th to March 7th 2025, young people from across the globe will come together to discuss the news for Topical Talk Festival 2025. Topical Talk Festivals are packed with inspiring activities, online events and awards that get students thinking critically and communicating effectively.

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