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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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  • aaishaodoherty says:
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    This article is amazing,it is so cool that you can make such wonderful art work using leaves. I can't believe that so many people are interested in leaf art. When I first saw this article I thought not many people would be interested. To all those gifted people how can do leaf art,keep it up.☺

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  • lmcmahon528 says:
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    I think this is a great idea to have free public transport because it will save a lot of money and in the country and that it will be easier to get around the country without having as much traffic. i think that other countries such as Ireland should consider this idea as it will help them too . this was a great article .

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  • ailis12 says:
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    I feel people think that ballet and some more types of dances are so easy.It takes a lot of practice to be really good at something and you really have to enjoy it too. Although I don’t go to dance I’ve tried learning a few steps that I think look easy let me tell you dance is far from easy,but once you get a lot of practice in you’ll soon become used to it and it won’t be so hard.

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  • rorycunniffe says:
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    I think that this is a very good idea. It will help stop long delays and make it easier to commute around the country. This is something I think Ireland should follow. Also it’s a very good idea to make it free to encourage more people to take public transport. I think people will save a lot of money on this new service because they won’t have to worry about paying for diesel or petrol. This idea will definitely have a good affect on the environment. I think a lot of countries will follow this idea.

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  • ShinySylveon23 ShinySylveon23 says:
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    In my opinion, I would totally go for this even though it's completely unnecessary to go to one place to another. I mean where I live, the McDonalds and Burger King are a good distance away. But if i had the time, I'd do it XD. But still, I do think that it's stupid that they'd do this. So basically I have mixed feelings about this.

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  • ellag says:
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    I don't really believe in this article because I never believed in ghost's or haunted places but I was a little scared when read this article . I really think it's a good article and I think whoever wrote this should be a story teller because kids that like being scared would love this . Thank you so much for this amazing article .

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  • colleene says:
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    I never believed about aliens having 20 eyes and 4 heads and other rubbish like that, but I do believe that they do exist. Infact I think there might be some on earth right at the moment disguised as humans. I know this sounds stupid, but that's what I believe.

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  • abbil abbil says:
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    I visited the Hellfire club before, I'm unsure if this is it, but it sure was creepy. I had to walk up a big hill which was known for having deer around so I was quite anxious. I don't find this article really accurate since I don't believe in ghosts that much. But the trip was quite fun. The place was quite unsettling and quirky as if something were to be off. As I made my way up to hill with my father we suddenly came across half of a small forest which seemed to be completely burnt to a crisp, the trees were on the ground, all that was left to them was the black wooden trunks and branches, as we reached the hill there was a bunch of people there, running around this little castle saying 'satan, satan, satan.' every time they went around three times, I probably won't go back though. -Abbi.

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  • hollyw says:
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    It's crazy how birds are able to fly so far over oceans and city's it's quite incredible how it all works out but i wonder why they don't stay in Africa do you think maybe their to warm in that climate or is Ireland's temperature okay for them in they summer time but if i was a bird I would fly away from Ireland in the winter too.

    GREAT ARTICLE

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  • ellien ellien says:
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    Horrible! This game called Fortnite has virtual money and once you buy one set of it and spend it, you want more. This is crazy though! This really is gambling for children! This article should be on the news for lords sake! Thank you for this article!

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