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6 September, 2004

79,000 students get free introduction to the law

A unique, new guide to the law for young people in Northern Ireland will be launched tomorrow at Stormont.

Published by Hodder Murray and produced by educational charity, the Citizenship Foundation, the Young Citizenís Passport Northern Ireland will be sent free to all pupils in years 11, 12, 13 and 14, thanks to generous support from the Department of Education.

The YCP Northern Ireland provides accessible, no-nonsense information on all aspects of the law that affect young people.

This brand new edition is based on the best-selling original introduction to the law in England and Wales, which has sold over 800,000 copies.

YCP Northern Ireland fulfils key parts of Learning For Life and Work, now a mandatory part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum.

It is suitable for use:

- in schools, as a class or teaching resource;

- as a hand-out for school leavers;

- by mentors, youth-workers and personal advisors;

- for community groups and youth clubs.

Key figures in the Northern Ireland education sector will be speaking at the reception to celebrate the publication of the book. Held in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, the reception will bring together teachers, students from local schools and those involved in the production and distribution across Northern Ireland.

Further information

To find out more please email:

Notes for editors:

1. The reception will be held at 12pm on Tuesday 7 September in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings. Speeches will start at 12.45pm.

2. Hodder Murray is an imprint of Hodder Education, a division of Hodder Headline. Hodder Murray is the second largest publisher for secondary education in the UK providing books, resources, digital materials and assessment. Hodder Murray has market-leading positions in secondary history, social sciences, religious education, and business studies.

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