Author: Mickey

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 […]

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 […]

Health care: The future of the NHS | Issue Highlights & Thought Leader

Health care: The future of the NHS | Issue Highlights & Thought Leader

The Thought Leaders of this issue were St Peter’s Primary School. Well done to St Peter’s, who have contributed thoughtfully throughout the issue. Although they were not the school who posted the most, their contributions were always thoughtful and of a high quality. They’ve been really good at starting discussions and […]

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 […]

Pierre Theodore | NHS

Pierre Theodore | NHS

Pierre Theodore is the Vice President of Medical Devices at Johnson and Johnson. That means he helps different health care services with their technology. He is also a teacher of medicine around the world. He was delighted with the questions you asked and has answered some of them. As the NHS […]

Sandeepa Arora | NHS

Sandeepa Arora | NHS

Sandeepa Arora is a research analyst at the Nuffield Trust. That means she looks at what is happening in health care in the UK and helps people decide what to do about it.  She has read your posts and comments and responded to some of them. Dear Burnet News Club […]

Curiosity Corner Competition no.27

Curiosity Corner Competition no.27

Over the school holidays, we asked you to be curious about what why the NHS costs as much as it does. EcHo7360 from St Mary’s and St John’s asked a question about how people could be affected by a rise in taxes. This shows an understanding of how changes to the […]

Curiosity Corner Competition no.26

Curiosity Corner Competition no.26

Last week we asked you to be curious about what health care is like in other countries. Lil’tycollector from St Peter’s Primary School asked a question that compares the NHS to lots of other systems, like in America, where they have to pay for health care. This question was debatable and […]

The NHS | Negotiation Week

The NHS | Negotiation Week

Welcome to the Burnet News Club Hub! This is your sixth weekly post by Lucy and Mickey, the content editors. This is also the last few weeks of our current issue, ‘Healthcare: The Future of the NHS’. This week you will be developing your negotiation skills by reading each others’ posts and writing […]

Response to London Attack

Response to London Attack

This post is not about the NHS, it is about the attack that happened yesterday in London. If you have any questions about what happened, we will try to answer them as best we can. Yesterday afternoon, there was an attack in London at the Houses of Parliament. This is […]

Curiosity Corner Competition no.25

Curiosity Corner Competition no.25

Last week we asked you to be curious about how the NHS could spend less money. SA from Chiltern Way asked a question lots of you have been wondering on the Hub. This was a great question because it will stir up lots of debate and draws on what you’ve been […]

The NHS | Storytelling Week

The NHS | Storytelling Week

Welcome to the Burnet News Club Hub! This is your fifth 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 will be using your storytelling skills to make a video of what you think […]

Denis Campbell | NHS

Denis Campbell | NHS

Denis Campbell is a journalist at the Guardian newspaper. He is their Health Policy Editor, which means he writes about all the different things that are happening in health. He has read your posts and comments and responded to some of them. Dear Burnet News Club members! In my job […]