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 #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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Competition #15

Weekly Competition #15

Last week, we asked you to be curious about the word ‘NATION’ and write a RECIPE for an imaginary nation. Wow! Your entries were brilliant; not only did they show a really good understanding of the key word, they showed some excellent knowledge of cooking and baking!  Congratulations to Harris […]

Christmas Competition: WIN a pair of headphones!

Christmas Competition: WIN a pair of headphones!

The final competition of 2017! Today we’re closing up for the Christmas holidays. You are very welcome to continue using the Hub and we’ll join in again from Tuesday January 2nd. Until then, we’d like you to fill in a questionnaire about the BNC Hub (website). All you need to do is […]

Weekly Competition #14

Weekly Competition #14

One question was asked last week: What if all journalists were anonymous? Well done to Knighthunter24 at John Ruskin Primary School who was this week’s winner! There were lots of good answers to this questions that showed great evaluative reasoning and used examples to support their points of view. This […]

Weekly Competition #13

Weekly Competition #13

What is your headline for the Social Housing Issue? Last week, we asked you to come up with a headline for the social housing issue. We were really impressed by AB from St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School. Their headline asked an interesting question and used a metaphor, which shows […]

Weekly Competition #12

Weekly Competition #12

Last week we asked you to look at this photo and answer the following three questions:   1. What might have happened before the photo was taken? 2. What might be happening now? 3. What may happen after? We enjoyed reading your entries this week and were pleased to see […]

Weekly Competition #11

Weekly Competition #11

Last week, we asked you to tell us something you were SCEPTICAL about and why. It was a really hard competition! Scpeticism, or ‘being sceptical’, is when you hear something that you think might be untrue and you are unsure or a bit suspicious about it. “I am sceptical that […]

Weekly Competition #10

Weekly Competition #10

Last week, we asked you to make a pledge for the #iwill campaign. You suggested lots of things you could do to help your community to be a better place. There were loads of suggestions that were environmentally friendly and also lots of promises to help others in your school […]

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 Cross […]

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 […]