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KS1/2 Citizenship - News Hounds



In this programme, we see how one school has made their long-running newspaper a vehicle for citizenship teaching.

Fair Oak Junior School in Southampton has published its newspaper annually since 1996, with each class in the school responsible for writing an article.

Headteacher Jinty Williamson believes this participation helps the children take responsibility for their own learning and enables them to have a role in shaping their community.

This year, 3CM decided to write an article on the school's Tsunami Disaster fundraising day. Class 5TH meanwhile focused on a charity project supporting schools in the slums of Nairobi.

We see the latest of the edition of the newspaper and learn how the project benefits the children in their citizenship learning.

Published : May 2006

15 mins


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