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FAKE NEWS: Moonlightleviosa8

FAKE NEWS: Moonlightleviosa8

Fake news is the act of publishing a story or facts to try to influence the general public with a biased opinion, intending to sway people over onto that side of the argument or exaggerate a point, making it more obvious and highlighted. Sounds good, hey? Well it’s called ‘FAKE‘ […]

FAKE NEWS AND DEMOCRACY: In the Media

FAKE NEWS AND DEMOCRACY: In the Media

Ever since the creation of Instagram (2010), Snapchat (2011) and Facebook (2012), fake news has been circulating.  This isn’t surprising however, because as of December 2016, Instagram has over 600 million active monthly users, which is just over the population of North America. North America consists of 23 countries, with […]

This week’s Curiosity Corner Competition

This week’s Curiosity Corner Competition

This week, we are asking you to be curious about why being able to trust the news is important. Think about what the news affects and who reads it. We have some expert contributors who work in the news – they will answer your questions later on in the issue. […]

Fake News and Democracy | Scepticism Week

Fake News and Democracy | Scepticism Week

Hello Burnet News Club members! This is your second weekly post by Mickey, the content editor. 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’re learning more about opinions on fake news and how […]

Fake news

Fake news

Fake news. It’s a big issue right now and makes us doubt our trust in newspapers and our source of general knowledge. In my opinion, fake news is just a cheap tactic to attract attention to a particular news story or company in general. Some articles in the news are […]

UK General Election called

UK General Election called

Theresa May, the UK’s Prime Minister, has called a general election for the 8th of June. This means every British citizen over 18 will be able to vote for which political party they think should be in charge. No one knew the election was going to called; even people in […]

Curiosity Corner Competition no.28

Curiosity Corner Competition no.28

Last week, we asked you to be curious about what fake news is and why it is made. This question from BNCFan1000 at North Beckton Primary School was great because it immediately looked at why fake news has become an issue. This issue, we’ll be asking expert contributors to answer […]

Fake News and Democracy | Curiosity Week

Fake News and Democracy | Curiosity Week

Welcome to the Burnet News Club Hub! This is your first weekly post for your new BNC issue, ‘Fake news and Democracy’. This half term, we are learning about the fake news and how it could affect democracy and us. In week one you are developing your curiosity. You’ll be learning about […]

Storytelling Competition | The Results

Storytelling Competition | The Results

The storytelling competition was judged by Clare Foges, who used to write speeches for David Cameron when he was Prime Minister. She is now a journalist at The Times. Clare really enjoyed judging the competition and wrote this message: It was SO difficult to choose, what amazingly talented storytellers you […]

FREE!

FREE!

  If you stop for a minute and think about everything in life you get for free: life, health care, state education, healthcare, some art galleries, healthcare, your right to vote and healthcare. I think you get the gist; one of the major things that we get free in this […]

What changes need to be made to the NHS?

What changes need to be made to the NHS?

The NHS My opinion about the NHS is that the nurses and doctors stay in the hospitals working hard but we could support them better to ensure patients do not wait as long for operations and other treatments.   In Germany, people pay about 7% of their wages into a […]

The NHS

The NHS

The NHS needs more nurses because some patients are waiting for treatment for hours if they’re in a hospital.  Some people are fed up of waiting for a nurse to see them. We need more nurses so we should send out a letter to the country to persuade them to […]

NHS does not need changing

NHS does not need changing

The NHS was based on three core principals; .That it meets the needs of everyone, .That it should be free at the point of delivery, .That it is based on clinical need, not ability to pay. The National Health Service is the publicly funded national healthcare system for England and […]

What the NHS needs

What the NHS needs

I think that the government needs to invest more money.  Even though it has increased from £75.822 billion to £177.229billion which is quite a lot, the government still only spends about 7% of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 10% in other European countries and 20 % in the USA. […]