Weekly Competition

Every week, we post an exciting competition for BNC members to take part in. This page shows all the past winners. To find out more about the competition and see this week’s brief, click here. The winner of last week’s competition can be found on the Wall of Honour.


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! 

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)]  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Competition #27

Weekly Competition #27

This competition needed you to use your CURIOUS minds to think about food! We asked you to be curious about foods that are eaten in different cultures, countries or religions. We asked you: What is the food that you are curious about and where is it from? Why is it […]

Easter Holiday Challenge & Announcement!

Easter Holiday Challenge & Announcement!

 We have seen some wonderful artwork and Final Pieces. Well done Burnet News Club! Over the Easter holiday there won’t be a competition BUT what we’d like you to do is accept our challenge. We’d like you to write a review of somebody else’s Final Piece of art.You should include: […]

Weekly Competition #26

Weekly Competition #26

Curiosity Competition Time! Last week we asked you to tell us about a man who had stood up, or fought, for women’s rights. We really enjoyed reading your ideas as lots of your suggestions told us things we didn’t know. Well done to everyone who entered! Our winners this week […]

Weekly Competition #25

Weekly Competition #25

 One question week! Last week we asked whether or not you thought there was s problem with these magazines. We really loved reading your answers and the range of ideas that the question sparked. There was lots of emphasis on social conditioning – the idea that we are made to […]

Weekly Competition #24

Weekly Competition #24

Gender neutral National Anthems. Last week, we asked you to be open-minded about national anthems and to write or re-write one that was gender neutral. This was based on Canada’s recent change in their lyrics, and Germany rejecting a change to revise their anthem. We enjoyed reading your entries and […]

Weekly Competition #23

Weekly Competition #23

Well done to everyone who came up with brilliant hashtags last week for International Women’s Day’s #PressforProgress campaign. It was really good to read a range of suggestions and we’re feeling positive that change will happen if we put these words into action. As the Suffragettes said “deeds not words”!  […]

Weekly Competition #22

Weekly Competition #22

Storytelling Competition!   Last week we asked you to tell us about an inspirational woman. We had so many entries and learnt about some women we had never heard of; we were curious to hear about these different stories and enjoyed researching their lives. Our winners this week were Streatham […]

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 […]