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Should opinions be shared as part of news reporting?

What is VotesforSchools?


Each week, VotesforSchools provides lessons to children all over the country, asking them about the issues that matter to them. Their votes are recorded and sent out to charities, organisations & decision-makers to help make a difference.


Week commencing 16th October 2023


This week VFS have been fortunate to work with Facing History & Ourselves on this VoteTopic, which focuses on the news, impartiality, and differentiating fact from fiction. By exploring the ways that opinion is expressed in news reporting, children will reflect on how helpful personal views are in expanding our understanding of the wider world. They will then vote on the question: “Should opinions be shared as part of news reporting?” 



Make it Fun!


Why not have a family debate: split into teams - those for and those against or individually if you prefer; give each person/team 5 minutes each to put their argument forward. This is a wonderful opportunity to practise those persuasive debating skills as a family! Who knows - our future politicians or even Prime Minister might be among us!


We would love to see your photographs - family debates, giving your speech (Prime Minister style of course!) or other great ways you are enjoying VotesforSchools! Send them by email to your Year Group.