Author: Olivia Platman

Weekly Competition #22

Weekly Competition #22

Storytelling Competition! This week we would like you to tell us about an inspirational woman. They can be any age, they don’t have to be alive, they can be fictional and they don’t have to be famous. Use the Storytelling skill here: capture the attention of other Burnet News Club […]

Ask the expert | Question time!

Ask the expert | Question time!

We’re excited to tell you that our Burnet News Club Experts are ready to hear your questions! This Issue, we have experts including a composer and a founder of a coding app. What questions would you like to ask them about our current BNC Issue? 2018: Year of the Woman. […]

Welcome to the new BNC Issue!

Welcome to the new BNC Issue!

Our new BNC Issue for this half term is called ‘2018: Year of the Woman’ David, who was on work experience with the Economist Educational Foundation this week, tells the Burnet News Club why gender equality is important to him. I’ve got two sisters. So do you think it’s fair […]

Weekly Competition #21

Weekly Competition #21

‘I heard it in the news!’   Last week we asked why it is important for the BNC to find out about gender equality. Well done to all of you who warmed up your brains and entered the first competition of this half term! Well done to Loopy Lama at Elaine Primary Academy! We […]

Weekly Competition #20

Weekly Competition #20

Last week, we asked you to be sceptical about the statement ‘There’s no point taking part unless you win’. Well done to this week’s entries, who had a go at the competition during the half term holiday! Congratulations to St Peter’s and St Saviour’s and St Olave’s, who were our […]

BNC LIVE IS HAPPENING TODAY!

BNC LIVE IS HAPPENING TODAY!

A town divided on immigration. A young person’s first chance to vote. How will she decide? Find out today! Click here to read the discussion and find out what the Burnet News Club have to say. Burnet News Club Live is The Economist Educational Foundation’s latest immersive event for young […]

Weekly Competition #19

Weekly Competition #19

Well done to every who wrote their reasons last week in the final poll of this BNC Issue! We asked if you thought it was better to be in it together or independent. 74% of BNC members voted for independent and lots of you gave your reasons below. These will […]

Weekly Competition #18

Weekly Competition #18

What a fantastic selection of stories! Last week, we asked you to be open minded about Goldilocks in the story of her escapades in the three bear’s house. We saw excellent empathy and understanding as well as some wonderfully imaginative stories. It was particularly impressive when BNC members had a […]

Weekly Competition #17

Weekly Competition #17

Last week, our competition was looking for brilliant storytellers. We wanted you to use the words; LIKELY, SHOULD and MUST to expand the statement “A nation is better off when it is part of a bigger group”. The aim was to make it more persuasive… Well done to EVERYONE who had a go at […]

Weekly Competition #16

Weekly Competition #16

Odd one out competition winner! Last week we asked which of the following pictures was the odd one out. There was a subtle link to Catalonia here, so well done to everyone who spotted it and for all of the super creative answers! Well done to Michael Faraday, who were […]