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Our full-day student workshops use multimedia news content and lively activities to engage students in thoughtful discussions about an issue in the news. They explore different perspectives and ideas and are supported to reason and explain their responses, to develop critical thinking and communication skills. At the end of the day, they present their views on the topic to their peers.

We can run workshops for groups of 12 – 25 young people aged 10 to 18 years. We’re able to run a workshop on a new topic every eight weeks (six in a year). Groups can book a series of workshops so progress can be made over time.

Contact us if you would like to book for a group, or find out whether there’s a group you can join.
Email: foundationteam@economist.com

"I have loved watching the group grow in their understanding of topics and it has felt at times like I’m watching adults talking rather than children. The staff that run the workshops are amazing! We attend workshops all the time and by far yours are the most engaging and interesting!"