Curiosity Corner Competition no.30

Last week, we asked you to think of questions for BBC Newsround’s Ayshah Tull. VulneraSantura4 from Faringdon Community College asked this question about why fake news looks at more serious issues than real news. This question shows VulneraSantura4 has been studying the content of fake news and real news and drawing comparisons. This shows curiosity and knowledge of the issue, well done!

Enter this week’s competition here.


We look for questions that make people think about the issue. Make sure they are:

  • Debatable – make sure people could have different points of view on the answer.
  • Based on what you have learned or thought about the issue so far.


  1. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    How can fake news impact on so many people’s beliefs when we could simply ignore it?

    • Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

      Yes i agree we should just ignore it. The thing is sometimes when the new is ignored it still get around to the more naive people.

      – InterReporter

  2. Barnhill Community High School Barnhill Community High School

    Why do people write fake news in the first place?

    Creativity Creator

  3. Edward Heneage Primary Academy Edward Heneage Primary Academy

    How can we spot fake news?

    How does fake news manage to go viral?

    Edward Heneage Burnet News Club

  4. Graveney School Graveney School

    How does fake news effect the trust between the public and the real news?


  5. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Why does fake news always cover problems when the news covers things like celebrities babies names?

    And why does it affect us so much that we can’t ignore it?


    • Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

      I disagree with this statement as fake news can also be used to create speculation, things like rumours, around celebrities, some of which could be speculating problems or problematic issues regarding famous people.


    • Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

      I too agree but some people just haven’t read different sources’ nor have critical minds so they cant tell the difference. Another problem is that lots of people use social media so they just cant resist to spread the news especially if the news is alarming.

      – InterReporter

  6. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    Why is it that the news that sounds silly or unlikly is sometimes true and news that seems likly are sometimes not?
    Puppy princess 06!

  7. North Beckton Primary School North Beckton Primary School

    Why do people look more in fake news than regular news.

    Green Strong Boy

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