Author: Olivia Platman

Weekly Competition #35

Weekly Competition #35

This week we want you to keep your eyes peeled for a headline in the news. We want you to look out for one that you’re unsure about; one that makes you question how truthful or accurate it is being. Then, you need to write ONE reason why you think […]

Weekly Competition #34

Weekly Competition #34

Last week you were creating Haiku poems about football and politics. This was great practice in being concise through a specific storytelling form. Congratulations to our two winners this week, Chiltern Way and Noel Park Primary! 

Ask the expert | Curious questions needed!

Ask the expert | Curious questions needed!

We’re loving the discussion so far on the Hub and now we want to hear the questions you have for our experts on this topic. Our experts for this Issue include a sports journalist, an academic focusing on football and social history and a representative from Team GB. So Burnet News […]

Weekly Competition #33

Weekly Competition #33

Last week we asked you to ask a question about this picture. Well done to everyone who entered and asked excellent questions about what they could see. You showed curiosity! Especially well done to the two winners shown below. Photo credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil [CC BY 3.0 br (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/deed.en)]  

A Vegan Society | Issue Highlights & Thought Leader

A Vegan Society | Issue Highlights & Thought Leader

Congratulations to St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School who are our Thought Leader of this Issue! We loved reading the discussions on the Hub during this Issue. There was a real range of discussion that developed over the six weeks; from ethics to the environment, lots of bases were covered. […]

Half Term Holiday Competition!

Half Term Holiday Competition!

Just ONE winner this week for the half term holiday competition! Well done to Originallycurious at Michael Faraday School. We thought they guessed the skill ‘curiosity’ correctly and explained it very clearly for people who might not know what it is. They also had a great go at pretending to […]

Weekly Competition #32

Weekly Competition #32

WELL DONE to everyone who has had a go at entering the competitions during this Issue. There have been some great examples of the five Burnet News Club skills: reasoning, curiosity, storytelling, open-mindedness and scepticism! Last week, we asked you to vote on whether a vegan society would be a […]

Weekly Competition #31

Weekly Competition #31

Last week we asked you to be open-minded about the pictures below and tell us what a compromise might be between them both. Well done to everyone who entered! It’s been a busy week at school but was great to see you taking some time out for the competition! The […]

Be in it to win it! BNC Awards Ceremony 2018!

Be in it to win it! BNC Awards Ceremony 2018!

Hello Burnet News Club! We are very excited about the Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2018. This will take place on 26th June at the Queen’s Gallery at BUCKINGHAM PALACE and YOU may be in with a chance of attending! Who are you looking out for?  We’ve got 10 individual […]

Weekly Competition #30

Weekly Competition #30

Last week we asked you to decide whether the environment or caring for animals was more important. You showed excellent reasoning skills when explaining your decision. Well done to Foxfield Primary School and Harris Academy Beckenham. Your entries made us think about a different angle or perspective. 

Weekly Competition #29

Weekly Competition #29

Last week, we asked you to use your STORYTELLING skill to tell us the story of food from farm to fork.  What a selection of entries! From the hysterically humorous, delightfully descriptive to the totally terrifying! We really enjoyed seeing your interpretation of the task and reading from the perspectives […]

Ask the expert | Question time!

Ask the expert | Question time!

It’s that time of the Issue! We’re ready and waiting to receive your questions on the topic of veganism. If you’ve never asked an expert a question before, why not give it a go? This Issue, our experts include a policy researcher who has worked on environmental issues and sustainable diets, […]

Weekly Competition #28

Weekly Competition #28

Submit your SCEPTICAL suggestions! A massive WELL DONE to everyone who entered this week’s competition. We asked you to share a food-related claim that you were sceptical about and explain why. Your scepticism skill has developed wonderfully! It was great to read your entries about all sorts of different food […]