Newsnuggets has been a complete revelation to my son: from not being interested in the news and current events at all, he now can’t wait to attend the club every week, debate with his club friends, and publish his articles on a website which I proudly share with all my own friends! He is more confident; a far better writer and I am grateful it has raised his awareness of how to navigate some of the scarier aspects of the news and social media.
Mrs F. Parent to a Year 6 son
My daughter is just into her 3rd term with Newsnuggets and it couldn’t have come at a better time! I feel Year 5 is the perfect time to expand a child’s horizons and introduce them to the world and current affairs on a global scale. The experiences she has gained and articles she has written are showing that my daughter already has a much deeper level of understanding of the world than before and will really support her transition to secondary school. I really can’t recommend it enough!
Mrs W. Parent to a Year 5 daughter and School Governor
I did Newsnuggets for a year: it is such an amazing club and I would absolutely recommend it!! I wish I could still do it in my secondary school. I learnt a lot of new things about writing, researching news and fake news. And the way the sessions are set out makes it even more interesting. It is also a fun way to start the day as you get to socialize with your friends and at the same time learn about what is happening locally and internationally.
Javier, 11 years old
I love learning about the world and one of the most fun part of Newsnuggets would have to be posting your own articles on the Newsnuggets website, which I can share with all my friends and family. It is an amazing feeling to be scrolling through the website and finding your own article published. I also loved our class trips, especially meeting the Queen when she visited the Science Museum and being interviewed by BBC and Sky News for the event. That was organised through the club and was absolutely incredible. It made me feel I was part of a much bigger story for the first time.
Alice, Year 5
The Newsnuggets club is a truly excellent initiative. I visited the club and the questions I was asked by the young reporters (on the role of an MP, my views on Brexit, how I expect to can make a difference locally and globally, how plastic pollution can be tackled etc.) were all topical and challenging and the value of the club couldn’t have been clearer. I look forward to seeing the group again in Parliament in the coming weeks.
Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond