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Breaking News: How to tell what's real from what's rubbish with Nick Sheridan

It's never been easier to access the news; TV, radio, billboards, newspapers and endlessly buzzing on to the screens in our pockets. But with more and more news available, it's hard to know what to trust. Where do stories come from? What's real news and what's fake? And what role does social media play in all of this?

Video

This event will help children navigate the peaks and pitfalls of our modern day news cycle, thanks to Nick's laugh-out-loud antics and interactive activities. This video is a fun way to introduce pupils to critical thinking.

Nick Sheridan is an award-winning journalist and television presenter, with a decade of experience working in broadcast media. He spent two years reporting and presenting RTE news2day, the young person's news programme for Ireland's national broadcaster, before relocating to BBC News Scotland. He's also a regular presenter of Drivetime at BBC Radio Scotland.

Extra resources

To help you make the most of this event, here are some useful extra resources and activities:

Scottish Friendly Assurance

Scottish Friendly Assurance has been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years(this will open in a new window). Through its support, The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour reaches an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of communities, from rural schools with as few as 8 pupils to 2,000 seat theatres. Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, which has been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products.You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website(this will open in a new window).