Wall of honour


Here we showcase the winners of our weekly competition, the club named as 'Thought Leader' for each issue, and the annual Burnet News Club Award winners.

Thought Leaders

We name one school club the Thought Leader on each issue. Thought Leaders are well-informed and skillful in their thinking about an issue.

For a school club to be named as Thought Leader, club members must show on the Hub:

  • Knowledge of the issue.
  • Use of the BNC skills.
  • Sound opinions and ideas on the issue.
  • They helped other club members understand and think more deeply about the issue.




Veganism | St Saviour's & St Olave's School
2018: Year of the Woman | Streatham Wells Primary School
Catalonia and Independence | Colegrave Primary School
Social HousingMichael Faraday School
Russia and Rights | St Peter's Primary School

What is the cost of climate change?
 | Malcolm Arnold Academy
Fake news and democracy | Crampton Primary School
Health care: The future of the NHS | St Peter's Primary School
Syria: How do you think Britain should be involved? | St Mary's and St John's Primary School
Prisons: Punishment and Rehabilitation | Faringdon Community College
The American Election: Personality v Policies | Elaine Primary Academy

Rio 2016: Sport and Society | Graveney School
Brexit and the EU Referendum | Graveney School
Rights in the Modern World: Privacy, Freedom and Safety | Stroud Green Primary School
Housing and Communities in the UK | North Beckton Primary School

Weekly competition 

Every week we post an exciting stimulus for club members to respond to with a question. The winning contribution is shared here on the Wall of Honour and all our social media platforms.

See the winning questions from our weekly competition here.
Club members, you can join this week's competition by clicking here.
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Faringdon Community College – Winner of the Burnet News Club Outstanding School 2017

The Burnet News Club Award 

At the end of each school year we present one school club with The Burnet News Club Award at a prestigious awards ceremony in London. The award goes to the club that brought the most valuable contributions to the Hub over the year.

Past winners of the Burnet News Club Award:

2016/17: Faringdon Community College
Napier Community Primary School
2014/15: North Beckton Primary School
2013/14: Manorfield Primary School

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Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2017

Outstanding Teacher Award

We want to thank the inspirational teachers who run Burnet News Clubs in their schools. This year we will introduce an ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’. We will present it to one teacher at the end of each school year to formally recognise the work they do in the club.

The award will go to a teacher who showed outstanding commitment to running and developing their club, and whose club made exceptional progress over the year.

Past winners of the Outstanding Teacher Award:

2016/17: Claire Hofer, Elaine Primary Academy

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Winners of 2017 Burnet News Club Outstanding Student Award

Outstanding Student Award

Every year we present ten club members with an Outstanding Student Award at a prestigious ceremony in London.

The awards go to students who demonstrated excellent knowledge of current affairs and made skillful contributions to the Hub over the year.

We look forward to presenting the next Outstanding Student Awards in 2018!

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