A free, daily newsletter for parents and guardians at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-life knowledge and skills.

We launched this newsletter because of the many parents and guardians who contacted us for help during the closure of schools in March 2020.

Published at 7:00am, Mondays to Fridays, it aims to support academic learning with real-world skills in several ways.

  • We give you a brief guide to the important news of the day, taking care to sort the wheat from the chaff — and to include some encouraging developments.

  • We pick one live topic per day for you to debate with children, offering some context, suggested angles, and activities to go with it.

  • We select links to the best of the highest quality journalism available in the world so that, if you’re interested in current affairs, you will always have something to enrich your day.

  • We scour thousands of resources for one activity per day that we can unreservedly recommend for each of the five Key Stages. We look for ways to supplement the curriculum in ways that children between the ages of six and 19 will thoroughly enjoy.

Our purpose has always been to set young people on the path to exploring the real world and thinking for themselves, making their own connections between the academic syllabus and the thrilling and challenging arena that awaits them beyond school.

Richard Addis, Editor of The Day