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A magazine for primary school children

Classmate is a free children’s magazine published by Dublin City Council. The magazine is sent to 38,000 primary schoolchildren in the Dublin City area, four times a year.

Use Classmate to help kids learn

Classmate helps kids aged 4-12 to learn about:

Being Creative

  • Children design their own front cover for each seasonally themed edition of Classmate
  • They send in their film and book reviews, poems and short stories.
  • Prizes are given for the many crosswords, word puzzle competitions and much more

Nature and Environment

  • Child friendly articles on seasonal activities, recycling, litter, the City’s parks and the Green Schools programme

Art and Literature

  • Features on The Reading Tree programme and the MS Readathon and much more through Dublin City Public Libraries
  • Kids can appreciate art through regular articles on paintings from Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane collection

The City Council

  • Issues like road safety, fire safety and waste management are explained in a child friendly way.
  • Kids learn how they can become members of their own council

Comhairle na nÓg (Young People's Council)

  • Information is given on year round events in Dublin City

Use of the Irish Language

  • Gives children the chance to read a variety of topics and to take part in competitions through the medium of Irish.

Read Classmate

Spring 2018

Download the Spring 2018 Issue of Classmate (PDF, 4.4MB).

Download previous issues of Classmate.

Classmate Autumn 2017