Keen Kids Get World News From International Newspaper Written for Young Readers

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Newsademic is an international newspaper written and edited for younger people who are keen to begin to understand what’s going on around them and to make sense of the world they are growing up in. It makes for educational and informative reading for the curious and alert child from around the age of nine. The newspaper also doubles as a valuable learning tool for students, of all ages, who are studying English as a second language.

Newsademic is a new international newspaper written and edited for younger readers.

Published fortnightly, and distributed as a printable file by e-mail, it reports – with photographs – on what’s happening in the world of international politics, economics, scientific discoveries, environmental issues, disasters and human achievements.

The newspaper is written and edited for younger people who are keen to begin to understand what’s going on around them and to make sense of the world they are growing up in. It makes for educational and informative reading for the curious and alert child from around the age of nine.

Newsademic features up to twenty different international news stories per issue. It uses straightforward vocabulary, concise expression and contains no advertisements.

Each issue includes at least one review of a worthwhile book or film. A prize competition, which doubles as a glossary, and a Sudoku puzzle are also featured.

The publication does not cover sport, pop music, computer games, celebrity culture and television unless there is an important international story relating to one of these areas.

Newsademic is the brainchild of Stephen Bradly a co-owner of Ley-Lines.com Ltd. a project specific web site design and hosting company.

‘As far as I am aware until Newsademic there was nothing in print format available for younger children who want to know about serious international events. My own children often pick up bits and pieces from the radio and television news. This leads to them quizzing me about what’s happening in the world today and why. I looked for a subscription-based current affairs print publication which would be suitable for their age group and as I couldn’t find anything remotely appropriate decided to create one,’ said Stephen Bradly.

Initial soundings suggest that Newsademic will also prove a hit with students, of all age groups from around the world, who are studying English as a foreign language.

Newsademic is edited by Susan Elkin, education writer and former teacher. She said: ‘Currently most children have a very limited understanding of world events and no time is allotted within the school timetable to cover them so I’m thrilled to be helping to put that right. I’m also delighted that Newsademic will be of assistance to students studying the English language around the world.’

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

1. More information and a free-of-charge sample issue of Newsademic can be obtained from http://www.newsademic.com.

2. A subscription of 26 or 52 fortnightly issues costs £20 and £36 respectively.

3. Ley-lines.com Ltd. was founded by Stephen Bradly and David Cochrane in 1999.

4. Susan Elkin is a regular contributor to The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph on education issues. She also writes for The Stage and a wide range of magazines and has written several books. She taught in five schools and three counties in England, most recently at Benenden School, Kent from 1993-2004.

5. For additional information please contact Stephen Bradly on 07989345685 or Susan Elkin 01795 423708.

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