Author: Olivia Platman

Weekly Competition #10

Weekly Competition #10

Check out #iwillWeek! This is a week run by a campaign group who want people to take action and do things that will help to improve their communities. You can read more about iwillWeek here. This week, #iwill and the Economist Educational Foundation want you to come up with a pledge. This […]

Weekly Competition #9

Weekly Competition #9

  Last week, we asked you to create an acrostic poem for the word SOCIETY. We thought your entries were awesome! There were was amazing alliteration, a focus on fairness, social housing and society and strong storytelling shown! Well done to everyone and especially A Rowan Platinum Phoenix at Upton […]

Weekly Competition #8

Weekly Competition #8

What’s this? Last week we asked you what this object was. Well done for lots of creative guesses and a good use of reasoning. The best answers showed that you had thought about the design and what each part would have been practical for. Congratulations Blueleopard at Faringdon who did […]

Welcome to Issue 2!

Welcome to Issue 2!

Welcome Back BNC! Issue 2 has now begun. This half term, the Burnet News Club will be looking at social housing. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about this topic. In your club you’ll be investigating what the problems are and discussing any possible solutions.  It will be great […]

Well Done Burnet News Club!

Well Done Burnet News Club!

The BNC’s final say on Russia! Well done to everyone who took part in the Russia and Rights Issue! It’s been brilliant reading your ideas, responding to your comments and seeing new schools on the Hub so thanks you for all of your hard work. We have also loved reading […]

Weekly Competition #7

Weekly Competition #7

Last week we asked BNC members to give ONE REASON WHY having a home matters. Well done! We read lots of thoughtful entries and it was encouraging to see members show compassion and empathy for others. Congratulations to BlueCheese05 who is this week’s winner! We like that they stuck to […]

Russia and Rights | Issue Highlights & Thought Leader

Russia and Rights | Issue Highlights & Thought Leader

The Thought Leaders of this issue were St Peter’s Primary School! Well done to St Peter’s who really impressed us throughout the Issue. It was excellent to see lots of Hub handles active online and then read their final pieces. We could see a real development of their reasoning skills. Keep up […]

Russia Right

Russia Right

  This  term we have been learning about Russia’s rights because we have we learnt that they don’t have rights like we do. One example of a right being taken away from Russia is that they don’t like people that like the same gender. I think the UK shouldn’t get […]

Weekly Competition #6

Weekly Competition #6

Congratulations to Malcolm Arnold Academy! WOW (sticking with onomatopoeic words). We have seen some creative and talented storytellers this week. Your curiosity sounds helped us to picture curiosity more clearly in our minds. It’s interesting that the same noises came up again and again. Ticking and banging, hmmmmm and mmmmmms […]

Weekly Competition #5

Weekly Competition #5

Congratulations to Grace Academy Coventry! This week we were REALLY amazed by how good the entries were. Well done to everyone who showed thoughtful reasoning, excellent open mindedness and a careful eye for detail. It was also great to see members such as Dumbledore 006 and Pip:Wip use scepticism. They suggested there […]

Decision time in the BNC!

Decision time in the BNC!

Hi BNC member, it’s decision time! In your club, you will have looked at four solutions for the question ‘Should the UK intervene in Russian?’ (If you haven’t yet, you will do soon!) Fill in our poll and tell us which option you think is best, then comment below and […]

Weekly Competition #4

Weekly Competition #4

Congratulations Streatham Wells Primary School! This week’s competition was a story about freedom in 50 words. Well done to Snowleopard06 who told a creative story that captured our attention and made us think about freedom in a really imaginative way.  We were really impressed with all of the excellent storytelling shown! […]

Weekly Competition #3

Weekly Competition #3

Well done to Faringdon Community College who have won the third Weekly Competition! This week was a really tough week to judge because there were so many fantastic entries! Well done to everyone who gave an answer. Congratulations also go to: NellieBly:the2nd at Graveney School LP at Chiltern Way Academy Sceptic Cookie at Michael […]

Weekly Competition #2

Weekly Competition #2

Well done to St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School who are the winners of the second Weekly Competition! This week saw some brilliant and creative Haiku entries. Well done to everyone who took part! CONGRATULATIONS to Tealwolf, Angrymama2218 and Mmmusic at St Gregory’s who are this week’s winners. This Haiku won because it […]

Russia and Rights: the first post

Russia and Rights: the first post

We’d love to hear your initial thoughts on what you have looked at so far in the Russia and Rights Issue. Why are rights so important? What have you seen so far that you are curious about? Add your comments below, and remember to use your Hub Handle! Great comments will: Show […]

Weekly Competition #1

Weekly Competition #1

 Well done to Woodhill Primary School who are the winners of the first Weekly Competition! Well done to everyone who entered the first competition! Well done to our winners: Woodhill! They were chosen because we loved the message they were sending out to all students at school: Join the BNC! […]