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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
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  • Avatar 138 says:
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    I LOVE these funny pranks i can't wait to try some on my family and friends and there priceless reactions . My favourite one is the chocolate and onion . I also have few other pranks up my slief like putting a fake spider in my sisters room or to make a cupcake with ketchup injected into it . I'm so EXCITED I can't wait . But after I pull all these pranks i'll probably do something nice for them .

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  • Avatar 141 says:
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    I don't do April fools pranks but I think the mento and coke prank is good so I might do that one this year but one time on April fools day in like 2015 my dad pranked me by saying the electric fence wasn't on so I touched it and it shocked me so bad.

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  • Avatar 127 says:
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    I think these pranks are really good.I will definitely use one of these,my favorite prank was the onion and chocolate one it is so simple but really affective I also loved the coke and mentos prank that would be hilarious to see someones reaction,I really enjoyed reading this!

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  • Avatar 110 says:
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    These pranks sound great and hilarious. Last year, my dad and I make a spider out of paper and stuck it on the wall. My mum was staying a bit later in work than usual so we had to wait for her. She came in the door and was really happy to get back from work. I pretended that i didn't know about the prank and went into the living room. I screamed "there's a spider, there's a spider," and my mum came running in. She had a tea towel in her hand and started to whack the fake spider. My dad and I busted out laughing and told her it was a prank. She had a grin on her face and we all began to laugh. I hope I could try one of these this year!

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  • 107 107 says:
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    It is not fair that people use 61 kg of plastic in Ireland alone and leave it lying about, I know some people don't but a lot do. The animals are getting affected and they have done nothing. I think that getting the water refill taps is a good idea. It is awful that people can't be bothered to go and put
    their plastic bottles in the bin. I'm am upset that it had to get to the serious point I wish people
    just do it anyway. It is bad to hear that one of Ireland, the small countries has the most plastic
    waste.

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  • Avatar 16700 says:
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    I think it is really good that people are trying to save the environment and it is very good that they are doing stuff about cutting down on plastic for climate change every little thing we are doing counts. I am very happy they are doing something about it.

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  • Avatar 110 says:
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    I think it's a great idea to reinstall water taps. I'm glad that they are trying to cut down on plastic and i hope that my town could get one. I think it's a good idea and I hope that this will help the environment!

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  • Avatar M.Mc2018 says:
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    I think that the passage was very good and it had superb information about St. Patrick. I was in the St. Patrick's Day parade with my school and it was grate fun. There was lots of people there. When we walked passed they would started clapping. It was wonderful to learn about the history of St. Patrick.

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  • gabby3 gabby3 says:
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    This article is very interesting and. I know that we waste a lot of stuff like water if you are doing something and the water is on when you are using the bathroom you should turn it off and the same with rubbish. Before you put a carton of milk into the bin clean the carton before you put it in or it will spread what is in the thing that you are putting in the bin it will go on the other stuff that is in the bin. And don't forget to put the right stuff in the right bin do your bit and that makes a big difference.

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  • Avatar 137 says:
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    I agree with karolina7, these pranks are really good.My favourite one is the mentos, last year on Easter I was pranking my sister, i was thinking what prank should I do so I decided to do the mentos and when she got the bottle near her face because she was ready to drink it until the mentos was in the diet coke and it exploded I remember laughing my head of, then I got oreos and took the cream of and replaced with toothpaste, all I can say was at least she has good breath smell now.

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