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CLiC News is the exciting venture from the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Access and Civic Engagement (ACE) Office, that brings you all the latest news stories written and produced especially for primary school pupils.

Our free news website, CLiC News, was set up in conjunction with the TU Dublin School of Media and  Students Learning with Communities (SLWC) to provide a resource for DEIS schools in Dublin. We have subsequently made the site available to all primary schools but provide added support to local DEIS schools. We have set up a restricted site as we want to produce a safe environment for children which allows them to leave comments without feeling intimidated and ensures that they will only come in contact with their peers or teachers. Within the site, news items are written by Journalist students from the TU Dublin at a level which reflects the age range of the children (4th, 5th and 6th class) and is presented in a way which precludes using graphical images and language which are unsuitable for young children. As an encouragement and aid to improving Reading and Writing skills the children are encouraged to comment on stories which have been published. All the children's comments are pre-moderated and awarded stars based on their grammar and content. We also provide facilities for registered teachers to download the children s comments from their school so that the content can be assessed offline. Within CLiC News, as a parallel to published news items, we run various Polls and Competitions all designed to help improve the level and standards of literacy among the children. For more information on CLiC News and how you may apply to register your class please contact us HERE
CLiC News is run in conjunction with the Journalism Department of the TU Dublin School of Media.   This is part of an initiative organised through the Access and Civic Engagement  'Students Learning With Communities' (SLWC) programme.

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  • Avatar hollyw says:
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    I think that it's amazing that Amsterdam is actually trying to do something about climate change. Climate change is disgraceful. if we keep living the way we are the Earth will be destroyed and polluted in the next ten years so I think all country's need to step up and be a bit more like Amsterdam and get rid of diesel and petrol cars for good so that the next generation can live in a clean and healthy environment. I also think that we should bring out a new range of electric cars so that we do not need to relay on diesel and petrol fuelled cars.

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  • Avatar abih says:
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    Everyday more and more animals are going extinct and instead of talking about this people are talking about drama that's going on, on the internet like Tames Charles and Tati and I think people should get off there phones and see what's actually going on in the real world like were all going to be dead by 2060.

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  • XxavaxX XxavaxX says:
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    I love dogs so much! I never realized how much harm puppy's can get from puppy farms. They should let puppy's get exercise and get ride of there infections, get them there own cages. Stop using them for money and RESPECT THEM. Its so disgraceful that people don't respect animals!!! There are so many animal abusers and its terrible. All the dogs in these horrible farms deserve a amazing home and wonderful owners!!! No more animal abuse! Don't harm poor animals. If dogs or cats or anything hurt you, They must of got a shock. Don't blame the animal.

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  • B04629 B04629 says:
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    I think recycling is a very important thing to do to save the world. Instead of throwing the things you don't need in the general bin you should reuse many things as possible. I think plastics are the main issue because it is just not affect humans it is also affecting marine animals. This is becoming a big problem so I think we shouldn't stop recycling. This was a great article because recycling is the only way to save the planet.

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  • XxCHARLIExX XxCHARLIExX says:
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    I think that Amsterdam should ban diesel and petrol vehicles because it is better for the environment . I think diesel and petrol should be ban everywhere by the end of 2019 or by the start of 2020 . So Amsterdam is doing good by starting it .

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  • edithdidi edithdidi says:
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    I haven’t seen the film yet but it must be a great one at that! So I can’t wait for when the game comes out for I love Avengers. My favorite is Iron Man for his suit is completely attracted to metal and iron. Please let me know when it’s out otherwise I’ll probably die 😀🙂. Thank you Clic News! Let’s say that you rock!

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  • JIO JIO says:
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    I think this idea has good and bad parts of it, but it might work!
    When I read this article I was constantly asking myself questions about how this would even work,
    Personally, I would not live on a floating city because I would start to feel sea-sick, but other than that, I think it has a chance to work well if there are things to make living there comfortable.
    Other than that, This is a great article, good job!

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  • Avatar AmeliaAlder says:
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    Oh my god! It's very interesting. We were learning in school about UK and the Brexit. I was very interested what will happen because I have some members of my family that are living in UK. And we were learning about the votes that were made. Hope now the Irish students are good by studying in Ireland.
    Thanks it was interesting !

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  • BattyFriend BattyFriend says:
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    It's a very good idea to not let children let them on screens for a long time. If children who are doing work on their screens like a project, they should stay more. It's very important for children to stay active so they can stay healthy and fit.

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  • gocrazy12 gocrazy12 says:
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    oooh that sounds really fun. I would love to do that for summer. I love going to the beach. THE pool is also really fun. When we go on holidays we usually go to France to see my auntie, uncle and cousins over there. They have a pool in there back garden. If we don't go there we might go to Croatia or somewhere fun like that. We usually try make our summers without any screens and outdoors as much as possible. I have a lot of friends in my are so we have water fights a lot.

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