BNC Recommends

We encourage Burnet News Club members to build up their knowledge and skills by exploring the world around them. That's why we provide a list of other great organisations which can help them do that.

If you know of any other organisations you think should be listed, email and let us know why.

The Economist Educational Foundation does not take responsibility for the content or activities of external organisations.


The BBC is the Britain's national broadcasting corporation. BBC News is a good place to find extra facts about the issues you explore in the Burnet News Club, while BBC Newsround can be useful for explaining news stories.

Short and Curly

Short and Curly is a fast-paced, fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents, with questions and ideas to really get you thinking.

The Day

The Day is an online newspaper for young people. They have some great resources for explaining news stories. You have to pay to read lots of articles but you can read 3 articles for free every month.

Young Journalists' Academy

The Young Journalist's Academy is a programme for aspiring journalists. The organisation gives young people chances to improve their writing and network with journalists from around the world.

You must be 16-18 to be involved in the Academy. The organisation welcomes applications from Burnet News Club members and alumni.

The Orwell Youth Prize

The Orwell Youth Prize aims to support and inspire a new generation of politically engaged young writers. The prize is open to anyone aged 14 – 18 who is at school or college, from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. Every entry receives bespoke written feedback. To enter, click here.

Voice 21

Voice 21 is a campaign to raise the status of speaking in the national curriculum. Resources and CPD are available for teachers here and more information about the campaign can be found here.

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