Theresa May to face questions from children in Sky News show
FYI, which stands for “For Your Info”, is aimed at seven to 12-year-olds and will be broadcast by Sky News every Saturday and Sunday from 10 November.
One segment in the 15-minute show is Junior Prime Minister Questions, where children will get to ask Theresa May and other politicians about issues from current affairs and politics.
Programme-makers say they will have monthly access to Downing Street.
The programme will also have a “top stories” section, where the show’s youthful presenters will pick out their stand-out stories of the week.
Kids will also get to comment on an issue in the news, take a closer look at a big issue, and will report from overseas.
A segment called “LOL/OMG videos” will allow the children to look at one of funniest internet stories of the week.
The show has been launched by Sky Kids and was produced by Fresh Start Media.
Lucy, head of Sky Kids, said: “I hope FYI doesn’t just answer kids’ questions, but that it gets them asking more.
“Kids make up 20% of the population but they are 100% of the future, so it’s vital we invest in them and give them a voice.
“I’m so proud Sky Kids and Sky News are doing just that with this new show – I don’t think there is anything else quite like this on UK television.”
Nicky Cox, head of Fresh Start Media, said: “As editor of First News, I am delighted to be working with Sky Kids and Sky News on this truly original news show for kids.
“I always say that, for the world to become a better place, the next generation needs to be better informed than the last.
“This show will help to ensure that happens.”
As well as airing on Sky News, the show will also be able to be viewed across all Sky Kids on-demand platforms, including streaming service NOW TV Kids Pack.
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