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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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  • monkey_2019 monkey_2019 says:
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    That is SOOO cool. Just think what if we were living with aliens. i don't know what year I think it was 2016 or something but this family made a huge UFO baloon on youtube and they set it up in the sky then said their son was in it but he was at home and the little boy didn't leave home for 8 weeks. The baloon went all over America

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  • NiAlder NiAlder says:
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    When I was younger I promised myself to never smoke and this promise can actually save lots of lives.I dont understand whats so great about smoking.Always when I see a cigarette I step on it and destroy it because I dint like smoking and this damages your lungs.However my neighbour that lives in our house keeps smoking and I think that soon he will get sick and he may give us all the sickness.Thats why I dontlike/understand smoking.

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  • zebra123 zebra123 says:
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    I think this was a very interesting article to read and I think it would be really cool to go to the RDS science blast. In my school we do a science fair where the 5th class all do fun science experiments/projects and present them to the school.
    Thankyou clic news for this amazing article πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©

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  • Caspar Caspar says:
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    Thank is an Amazing idea because we are helping the ocean and getting masks to stop spread the virus. I also didn’t know you could make masks out of plastic! Since we are quarintine most days it has been nice weather so less people are indoors on there electronics except if you have to do school work so everything is working out great! Thank you ClicNews for this interesting article! 😁

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  • chocolate4321 chocolate4321 says:
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    I thought that helicopters had no doors but I'm probably wrong !
    Its good that no one was in school when the door fell of the helicopter 🚁
    I think that helicopter is probably a bit old and its door was gonna fall of anyway
    I just wanna know what did 5he people flying the helicopter feel when the door fell of

    Thanks CLiC News for this article

    From chocolate4321

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  • toby135 toby135 says:
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    All of those poor dogs. Not very many getting adopted. I got my dog Toby from Dogs Trust ( a dog shelter ). He is cute and friendly. I want to adopt another dog but my parents said one is enough. If you get a dog from a shelter you could be saving a life. So adopt, don't shop.

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  • pig28 pig28 says:
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    This is so sad that the poor alligator has passed away but the alligator has lived a very long life so it’s done a lot and seen a lot but it’s always sad to here if any animals humans or anything living has died but RIP alligator .
    Thanks for a great article πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ˜‡

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  • ShAAlder ShAAlder says:
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    Wow I can't believe you did this! It really does look professional Keelin! I also found the body diggers interesting. I also found it fascinating on how there were so many types of people with different religions there. Heck I didn't even know there was more then 10 religions! It was a nice place but it was a bit umm sad and weird to see all those tombstones.

    I think that nobody could have explained our school trip more perfectly. I would definitely like to go back there next year. I liked all the parts you liked! I admire how you were able to leave out the not so interesting parts and keep the fun parts and it sounded so seamless!

    I hope you are proud too Keelin! Great great great article!
    Regards Sharmeen!!!

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  • aa5a6f aa5a6f says:
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    This is such a big environmental achievement for Sweden!
    I believe that we are fighting climate change and global warming. Wouldn't it just be amazing if we all could stop using coal and creating fossil fuels. This achievement will hopefully have a big impact on other countries to maybe consider this idea. Also it is great to hear that they shut down the last coal powered station two years ahead!

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  • tilly5 tilly5 says:
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    this would be very scary for anyone in the helicopter and I am glad no-one got hurt I think that they should check the helicopter safety before they fly off because if there was anyone in the secondary school they would have gotten very hurt.

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