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Picture News – Competition Winners!

Our competition winners… Lyndhurst Primary School We recently ran a competition to find out more about how Picture News is used in your school. We were overwhelmed with the amount...

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Good News

“Miss, tell me something good!” Children can be forgiven for thinking that the world is a very bad place with very bad people doing very bad things. It’s true,...

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A typical week at Picture News HQ!

Find out what a typical week looks like for our busy team!

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What time’s assembly? by John Dabell

‘The Marmite Gene Project’ found that people are born biologically more likely to be either lovers or haters of Marmite. I have no scientific proof but I’d say the same...

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Does anyone know what ‘Fundamental British Values’ are? By John Dabell

We have no written constitution so we don’t have a set of explicit values or core beliefs ingrained in our culture or national DNA. The concept of ‘British values’...

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Ensuring a rounded education

This is an exciting time for schools teaching media and information literacy. The current interest in the news, particularly ‘fake news’, means that ‘the news’ and critical literacy skills...

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Do you want the good news or the bad news? By John Dabell

  What makes the news? When the news makes the news then that really is news! Put simply, the news has never more been ‘in the news’. Over the...

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Visual Literacy by John Dabell

Children are consuming images at an extraordinary rate and it is therefore imperative that they learn how to ‘read’ them and develop the skills of exploration, critique and reflection....

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Picture News win ‘New Business of the Year’ at the Press Business Awards!

At the Press Business Awards last week, Picture News were announced the winner of the ‘New Business of the Year’ category. Around 30 different companies were shortlisted and whittled...

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words? by John Dabell

We have been producing images for thousands of years and long before the written word was introduced. Prehistoric or primitive art was a form of communication through images and...

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The News Is Fake, Totally Fake by John Dabell

False, bogus, phony,  sham, hoax, artificial, mock, pseudo, spurious….take your pick but the one word that has upended all of these synonyms is ‘fake’ and it’s a word we...

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Picture News Autumn Workshops

Following the success of our spring and summer workshops, we’ve decided to run a few more for the autumn term! We’re running our ‘Using the News to Inspire Young...

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