The Straits Times Schools department
INThe Straits Times weekly magazine is focused on teen interests, culture, careers and causes. It reaches school subscribers every Monday during the academic year, and comes with just-in-time learning resources such as classroom activities, skills development exercises, and innovative segments that build information and media literacy. IN supports great ideas by students through campaigns such as “Shop For Your School”, an initiative that funds ideas to improve schools and the lives of those in their surrounding communities.
Little Red DotThe Straits Times weekly publication for primary school readers delivers stories to address their social and emotional learning, values education and, of course, development of English language skills including reading, comprehension, grammar, vocabulary building, etc. In each Tuesday edition are learning resources pegged to the news, which offer simple explanations of current affairs to young readers. Little Red Dot supports great ideas by pupils through campaigns such as “Shop For Your School”, an initiative that funds young-reader ideas to improve schools and the lives of those in their surrounding communities.
Commemorative EditionsSeveral times a year, The Straits Times IN devotes entire editions to themes in current affairs that build an understanding of how the country works. These issues, created in partnership with the Ministry of Education’s Character and Citizenship Education Branch (CCEB), are distributed to all secondary schools: Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, The Budget, Racial Harmony Day and the National Day Rally.
Aligned with IN, The Straits Times Little Red Dot follows these same themes for a younger audience, making big concepts less complicated to encourage further discovery, and encourage in primary school readers an interest in general knowledge and curiosity.