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Discovery Education Espresso News announced as 2019 BETT Award Finalist

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Digital news service for primary schools shortlisted for prestigious industry prize.

Discovery Education Espresso News has been announced as a finalist at next year’s prestigious BETT AWARDS, in the Primary Digital Content category.

Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, Espresso News brings the world’s biggest news stories to thousands of primary school classrooms every day – delivering dynamic age-appropriate content to help children engage with current affairs.

Featuring daily and weekly video bulletins, and a range of on-demand resources including newspaper articles, feature stories and photography, Espresso News helps pupils to make sense of the world around them. It also guides children to become critical consumers, building skills to identify fake news and providing support to help them deal with difficult stories.

Closely mapped to the National Curriculum, the popular service brings the news into every lesson. Special content also helps schools to promote fundamental British Values, shining a light on UK institutions and democracy while encouraging respect for different faiths and beliefs.

Hazel Carter, Director of Marketing at Discovery Education said:

“We’re delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious BETT award, one of the highest accolades in the education industry. Espresso News offers powerful opportunities to bring current affairs and world events to pupils of all ages, providing children with access to reliable sources and helping teachers to infuse the news throughout the National Curriculum.”

The 21st annual BETT Awards will take place on 23rd January in London. Recognised by many as the most important awards in the industry, BETT finalists are seen to be at the cutting edge of ICT provision in schools.

Discovery Education Espresso is a video-rich digital learning service for primary schools. With nearly 23,000 digital media resources, which can be applied to any lesson, the service supports the delivery of the National Curriculum and helps teachers to integrate digital media into everyday learning.

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