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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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  • msgleeson21 msgleeson21 says:
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    Thank you so much for this amazing article, He is an incredible man and I am sorry to hear that he had passed away his family must really miss him. I found that article very interesting and informative telling us a lot of things about him and I liked the way that you added in that he was a very good cook and loved photography. Thank you so much for this wonderful article Nimra it was lovely to read and thank you click news 🙂

  • retrieverlover123 retrieverlover123 says:
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    This is so clever!
    A cool bookmark that you can design yourself and it sounds so fun to make!! I am defo gonna make this and show it to my fqmily and friends and I also love to read so this will be great to pop on a book and when it gets to Xmas I can make a Santa one and when it gets to easter I can make a bunny one! You can mix and match!!
    Thanks for sharing this cool idea!

  • retrieverlover123 retrieverlover123 says:
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    I do know lots of Gaielge but I did get some help to translate this article because I really wanted to read it!
    We didnt ranslate it all I just found out what the article was based around and I also got information of the picture!
    NASA found an actual comet! That is actually unbelievable and thanks Pizza09082009 for also giving me a little more information on your great comment!
    This article was a bit of a challenge but I really liked it!
    Thanks!

  • retrieverlover123 retrieverlover123 says:
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    Climate change might not affect us like in a every day thing but think about our great grandchildren or even maybe grandchildren, they might not have a great future because of climate change and that could possibly be our fault! Covid isnt making anything better because stress levels are up to 10 and everyone is paniced all at once! We need to act now! Not in 5 years time not this second but if you do your part everything will come into place.
    Thanks for keeping us aware.

  • retrieverlover123 retrieverlover123 says:
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    I am not american but I personally think Donald Trump should not get voted again I meen if he does its OK because I don't really mind but I don't think he makes the best decisions. Joe Bidden will be a better president I think. Wish them both luck but I hope Joe gets his chance!
    Thanks clicknews

  • retrieverlover123 retrieverlover123 says:
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    Hi Ian I was just gonna say that lots of people have asked why whenever they go to change their avatar it says the page doesnt exist. That happened to me and I found a way! So your front bien page it won't work but if you go onto like your stars or polls or something and at the side it says change avatar that one will work. Hope that makes sense and it helps.
    Step 1: click onto one of the pages ( poll stars comments) but not competionts.
    Step 2 : look at the side and click on change avatar
    Step 3: HOPE IT WORKS!!

  • msgleeson21 msgleeson21 says:
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    That is a really cool article. And your Mum sounds very creative, and I love that idea I made it that time and it turned out great! It is nice that you can make it yourself and decorate it any way you want to and it is really easy to make it too. Thank you so much for this brilliant article Aly and thank you click news 🙂

  • msgleeson21 msgleeson21 says:
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    That was a lovely article. I love the way that they are looking out for everybody and I hope that continues even when covid is over, I think it is a lovely thing for An Post to do it would have really put a smile on someone's face during all this chaos. Thank you for this amazing article Sadhbh it was lovely to read and thank you click news 🙂

  • Cherry123 Cherry123 says:
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    Wow!
    Scotland definitely do Halloween differently compared to us.
    It is really interesting the way that the kids have to earn their their sweets, with us we just knock on the door and say trick or treat and we get sweets. I never knew all those facts thanks for sharing this article, I really enjoyed reading it.

  • RebeccaBr RebeccaBr says:
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    I would love to visit all of those places. I think my favourite one to go to would have to be Loftus hall I think it seems like the most scariest. I might go visit one of those places next Halloween because I can't this year because of coronavirus 🙄. Thanks for the article. I was so sPoOkY.🎃.

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