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First News, a newspaper for eight to 14-year-olds launched in 2006, celebrates its 300th issue this month, having recently been named best national newspaper by the Plain English Campaign.

What is it?

It offers young people a weekly breakdown of the latest news stories in an entertaining and accessible format.

Why does it work?

"It informs, educates, entertains, explains and analyses young people's concerns, in a way that no other newspaper does," says co-founder Piers Morgan.

"First News shows children the realities of the world," editor Nicky Cox explains. "I believe that for the world to be a better place, the next generation needs to be better informed than the last. I am delighted that First News is leading the way."

What else?

For the low-down on the past week's big stories check out the video bulletins from First News and Sky News on TES Resources. First News also shares a number of analysis and writing resources to help you train the journalists of the future.

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