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Pupils enjoying reading The Irish News schools edition

Pupils at St John the Baptist PS with The Irish News School Edition. Picture by Hugh Russell

SCHOOLS have been sharing images of their pupils enjoying a critical literacy project involving The Irish News.

More than 6,000 young people are taking part in the Young News Readers initiative.

It brings an invigorating eight weeks of activities that offer a different way to challenge the knowledge and understanding of pupils while introducing them to the wonderful world of newspapers.

It has been created by St Mary’s University College, in collaboration with The Irish News and supported by CBI, Ulster Bank NI, EY and Reach Stationary.

Schools across the north and from further afield, including Donegal, Monaghan and Limerick, are taking part this year.

All pupils receive a weekly copy or e-paper of the special 64-page Irish News School Edition.

Each week focuses on a different theme including positivity in the past year, positivity in sport and positivity at home.

Past editions have featured familiar faces that children will find interesting, including international footballer Marissa Callaghan and Antrim camogie player Maeve Kelly.

Photographs of classes taking part are being shared through the Irish News schools Twitter page -

Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, Ballyfifford PS, Cookstown and Holy Cross Boys PS in north Belfast are among those to have highlighted their recent work online.

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