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CLiC News- is an outreach project within the Dublin Institute of Technology Access and Civic Engagement (ACE) Office.

Our free news website, CLiCNews, was set up in conjunction with the DIT School of Media and another ACE Programme - Students Learning with Communities (SLWC) to provide a resource for those schools. We have subsequently made the site available to all primary schools and would invite teachers who are interested in using the site with their class to contact us. .

We have set up a restricted site as we want to produce a safe environment for children and we believe at the moment that teachers and, more importantly parents, agree with this arrangement. In particular restricting CLiCNews in this way allows children 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 DIT at a level which reflects the age range of the children and are 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 moderated and we rely on a small number of volunteers, with a teaching background, and ourselves in the office to check them and award stars to those with good 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. This is what distinguishes CLiCNews from other children's news content which is freely available.

Within CLiCNews, as a parallel to published news items, we run various Polls and Competitions.

For more information on CLiCNews and how you may apply to register your class please contact us HERE



CLiCNews is run in conjunction with the Journalism Department of the DIT School of Media.
This is part of an initiative organised through the Access and Civic Engagement Students Learning With Communities' programme.

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    I never new that mince pies were invented that long a go I though they were a recently invented. Mince Pies are one of the most famous Christmas food but to be honest I don't really like them. I can't believe that long time ago they filled them with meat that must of been disgusting thanks for the article.

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  • pc123 says:
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    The toy show was all right this year it was way better other years but it was still good. The best part
    was when Davy Fitzgerald came on and talked to the boy who loved his GAA and siad that he is allowed to go with the Wexford team and to go in for the team talk. The best parts are when something goes wrong its just funny.

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  • cookie101 says:
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    It's good to know that most animals will be safe for the winter. I think it's amazing how some animals can change the colour of their coat, grow extra fat, change their body temperature etc: all for winter. I wonder how it's done. Like bears they grow blubber underneath their coat, I think that's amazing! Houspets are luckier because they get to stay inside where it's warm, but some animals must find it hard to stay warm. Well done

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  • brooklyn says:
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    That's terrible. I hope those Terriers find nice warm home where the will be looked after properly. It's always really sad to think about all of those animals that are not safe and warm and that are hungry. I hope those dogs get a nice home soon.

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  • brooklyn says:
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    I think it's great that Marks and Spencer's and Boot are not going to use micro beads in their products. A lot of other brands and shops should at least try. It's terrible that the sea turtles are consuming them. Thanks for the great article

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  • gabby3 gabby3 says:
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    This article is really interesting. I believe in unicorns but. I did not no that if they were real or not . Because people just made books of them to get some money 💰And what they said in the books it . Was not real some of it. I learned a lot from this article I am really amazed.

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  • axelmia axelmia says:
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    This is very good and helpful . In our class we did an action day .We also made up lots of games for it and all the classes got to do them and learnt and had fun . This was done to teach them about saving our oceans.

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  • nature says:
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    How upsetting. I love wild life so hearing this has broken my heart. If I could meet those people I would tell them do you know what you are doing? The would say yes . I would say you probably don't know. You are going to destroy the atmosphere.

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  • animals animals says:
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    That is not good. Trees give us oxygen and as it said they also soak up the carbon dioxide. My teacher loves trees. I do too, they are very important in life. They are habitats, a source of food, and sometimes water like the baobab tree stores the water in its trunk, and oxygen.
    I am very upset that people are harming the trees.
    Thank you for this article, Merry Christmas.

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  • DaBlueFootball DaBlueFootball says:
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    I have complete no idea why BurgerKing would do this. Its a bit of a weird idea making costumers go to the nearest RIVAL restaurant McDonalds, because what if they're hungry? I bet they would just go to the nearest restaurant instead of walking all the way back to BurgerKing. I don't go to fast food restaurants a lot so this wouldn't affect me if it came to Ireland

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