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Our first meeting – St Peters

Our first meeting – St Peters

We have had a really busy first session today where we already had lots of ideas about who we would vote for. We had a look at some of their policies and then held our own mini-election as to who we would vote for at the moment. Here are some […]

This week’s Curiosity Corner competition!

This week’s Curiosity Corner competition!

This week we are asking you to be curious about the opinions you have heard this issue. Amy Ferris is one of the Burnet News Club voices on this issue. She says: “I’m not with her because she’s a woman, I’m with her because I am.” EXPLAINED: This Clinton supporter says […]

The American Election: Skills Development Week

The American Election: Skills Development Week

Welcome to the Burnet News Club Hub! This is your third weekly post by Lucy and Mickey, the content editors. These posts will give you Hub activities, tips and feedback so make sure you keep checking them! This week you are developing your scepticism even more. You will be digging deeper into the […]

The American Election: Scepticism Week

The American Election: Scepticism Week

Welcome to the Burnet News Club Hub! This is your second weekly post by Lucy and Mickey, the content editors. These posts will give you Hub activities, tips and feedback so make sure you keep checking them! This week you are becoming more sceptical by challenging information. You are learning more about public […]

Curiosity Corner competition No. 2

Curiosity Corner competition No. 2

The winner if this week’s Curiosity Corner competition is DeadlyCat232 from North Beckton Primary School, congratulations! We were are asking you to be curious about how this election will affect young people living in America. You can find this week’s curiosity corner question here. TIPS FOR GREAT QUESTIONS We look […]

The American Election: Curiosity Week

The American Election: Curiosity Week

Welcome to the Burnet News Club Hub! This is your first weekly post by Lucy and Mickey, the content editors. These posts will give you Hub activities, tips and feedback so make sure you keep checking them! This half term, we are learning about the American Election and whether policy or personality is […]

Which way would you vote?

Which way would you vote?

We want to know which way you would vote in the American election. Take our poll to let everyone in the Burnet News Club know. Don’t forget to write a comment under this post giving a reason for your choice.

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Teacher Training

Your teachers are coming to learn about the Burnet News Club over the next few weeks. This post is for them so they can practice commenting! Curiosity Week In this session, club members will gain knowledge of the issue and engage with the BNC ‘Thinking Questions’. Scepticism Week In this […]

Curiosity Corner competition No.1

Curiosity Corner competition No.1

This week we are asking you to be curious about Donald Trump. What’s the most interesting question that comes into your mind when you look at this picture of him? Enter the competition by replying to this post with your question based on the picture.  TIPS FOR GREAT QUESTIONS We look […]

Digging deeper | Spotting assumptions

Digging deeper | Spotting assumptions

This week is all about digging deeper into the issue and challenging assumptions. Go through the links to find more information and let everyone know your thoughts by commenting on this post. Have you played the Olympic Bid Game this week in your club? Take our poll to let everyone […]

Sport: For Money? Or For Fun?

Sport: For Money? Or For Fun?

‘Sport is something that many people like to take part in to get exercise and pleasure from’. That is what someone 50 years ago would have told you if you asked them what sport was. ‘Sport is something that many people take part in to compete with others and win […]

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2016 Rio Olympics

Firstly, I would like to put forward the dangers of the zika virus. If were not careful, we will end up spreading the zika virus , over the whole world! The zika virus is a disease that is caused by aedes mosquitoes and causes most damage to pregnant women. The damage makes […]

should the Olympics be postponed?

should the Olympics be postponed?

i think the Olympics should be postponed because they should be spending their money on more important things than the Olympics. Firstly, the zika virus is spreading across Brazil and there is a risk that it  could spread to other country’s and their economy has collapsed.The Zika virus is a […]

RIO OLYMPICS CRISIS

RIO OLYMPICS CRISIS

Recently, the city of Rio ,Brazil, was granted permission to hold the Olympic games. Unlike the positive atmosphere leading up to the previous Olympics held in London many are pointing out the various negatives that could be a factor in whats meant to an global celebration on sport. Firstly, the […]