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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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  • orlpam83 orlpam83 says:
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    This is great news ! The new rules sound really good . I can agree with the one about the puc outs , it is time wasting and destroys the flow of the game to wait for the ref to blow his whistle . I contact believe they went through with the one about taking a free though ! It is so much easier to take it from your hand ! I enjoyed the one on more contact , more exciting , can’t wait to see a match now . These rules will really improve the game flow and the intrigue of the game . Thanks clic news for this article and thanks for telling me about these new rules.

  • orlpam83 orlpam83 says:
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    😂 it’s a pity that the shop is so far away or I would be there in a flash ! The lady must be delighted she can bring her dog to work for her so she doesn’t have to do everything ! I love that a local shop like that has gone viral on the internet , people are looking for a story like this in these times . I would love to see the dog in action , I’ll have to look her up now . It might be a bit daunting going there though if you’re scared of dogs . I suppose the dog gets paid in treats and bones , easy to please !
    Thanks clic news for this lovely article! Well done Blathnaid !

  • orlpam83 orlpam83 says:
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    It’s great that after Fungi’s mysterious disappearance that Dusty decided to show up ! It’s amazing that the sisters got to actually swim with him , what an amazing experience to have ! I have never seen a dolphin in the wild but I must keep my eyes peeled . We’re lucky to have so much dolphins , they’re amazing creatures . I wouldn’t like to get in Dusty’s bad books though , she sounds pretty fierce towards some people ! Hopefully she stays around and brings tourism to her area for a change . Thanks clic news for this lovely article

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    Ya sleep is the most important part of recovery and I should probably try it . I find it really hard to get a good night sleep and now I know it can cause obesity I might give more time to it. Usually I do my really tiring exercises in the evening and after them I can’t really go to sleep.
    I would go to bed at around eleven and wake up at seven maybe I should rethink my life decisions.

  • EHe EHe says:
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    Wow that is very surprising I never thought that a animal such as a basking shark would wash up on corks shore aren't they supposed to only live or swim around in hot places and this is the second time !!!!!!! How did I not know about the first time this is so crazy I can't believe it

  • HnT HnT says:
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    I am shocked that that the average person sleeps for twenty six years!!!!! I love to have a good sleep and before I go to bed I like to read a book and that generally makes me tired, I saw on a magazine that watching screens before you go to bed can affect your sleep pattern. Thanks clic news for this article

  • OCr OCr says:
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    Hai! I have quite a bad sleeping schedule! AARGGHHHH I THINK IM BECOMING OBESE. *joking* Anywayyy, to think that someone would sleep twenty six years of their life is ......... I probably sleep 5 years of my life...... Unless someone stabs me......(to death) *cries in sleep* I do my gymnastics so I get plenty of exercise. BUT I STILL GET TO SLEEP AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING. NOW BAI STOP MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF OBESITY

  • KDr KDr says:
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    My friend is mixed and the stuff people say to her makes me sick. I saw the video of derek kneeling on his neck and it made me feel sick. I don't understand how you can do that to another human no matter what race they are !

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    We started back hurling last Wednesday and it's good to back. The new rules sound good and hopefully with the puck out rule the game will be a lot quicker and that girls can be a bit tougher and that there will be less frees for harder tackle. Thanks clic news for informing me on the new rules

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    My sister absolutely loves the Disney movies and will be delighted to know that there will be a new movie coming out. It will be great for Wicklow to have a big movie like this being filmed there and it might be known as where enchanted two was filmed.

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