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 this tricky task! Our winners this week not only included all three of the words, but they focused on a nation being part of a BIGGER group. We thought St Mary’s and St John’s* entry was particularly persuasive and showed good storytelling, so well done!

This week’s competition is now closed. You can enter the current competition by clicking here.

* St Mary’s and St John’s is a middle, not secondary, school but we know that the winning student is in year 8.

60 Comments

  1. I belive that catalonia should stay with the spanish goverment to prevent them having wars or damege done .
    if catalonia was independant they would not be strong enough.usually when contries want to leave the other contery a war may happen,for example when lithuania parted from poland or when pakistan parted from india.
    I just dont want england to get involved because that may do some damange

    lilacpanda410

  2. i disagree because it would be better be independent so they can speak there own language than get bossed by Spain!rainbowunicorn

  3. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    A nation is more likely to be with more people because the nation multiplies and does not divide. A nation should not argue in case the nation divides. It must have lots of people so that there are at least some people

    Beauty

  4. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    A nation, which must have more than 1 country (and should have equal amounts of power and is likely not to), is better off when it is part of a bigger group.
    shreckbox1804

  5. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    If a nation is part of a group they are likely to defend them in times of trouble. They should mostly agree with their government and decisions that they have made. If they are part of a group they must not fight them or betray them.

    Madame Ming

  6. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    Catalonia should have a say In all this . Donkey Kong (Jamima) 2017

  7. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    A nation is more likely to have secured trading deals and protection as well as multiple views that help when deciding to do things. It should have democracy which allows everyone to have an opinion and the majority of shared opinions wins. A wonderful nation must be fair, loyal, safe and an incredible place to live in.
    Loyalwolf

  8. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    A nation is likely most better with more , they must have there shoulds and shouldn’ts .

    pandaboy

  9. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    In my opinion I believe that we MUST give Catalonia a say and a voice to why they want to be independent. I also believe that we SHOULD give Spain a say too because we all have rights and so do Spain and Catalonia.Even-though Spain is most LIKELY going to make Catalonia not be independent i still think Catalonia has a chance to prove to Spain that they can be independent without them.#Missfancypants

  10. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    Personally, I believe that you can start of independent because that is likely to turn out positively it has in my experience I mean look at Martin Luther King he started by himself but I believe if you are fighting for the right thing people will join you but if you want to be more powerful you should be in a group as if there are ,more people the government is more likely to take action.But if you want people to join your group you must be fighting for the right thing or what you believe is right.

    nkl

  11. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    In my opinion, I agree that a nation should be part of a group because it is known to likely known to be more persuasive and it is more better because you can work as a team (unless someone betrays you) then more people will start to join and people must follow your rules

    cuteforlife

  12. Newbury Park Primary School Newbury Park Primary School

    Catalonia should remain with Spain as if they should be in a financial problem, Spain could help them out. It is said that the nation should remain as it is likely that Catalonia will maybe have some problems to do with rights or elections. These are the reasons why a nation (such as Catalonia) MUST be within a nation.

    FeministUnicornNo.1

  13. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    A country -Catalonia- should stay with their nation because it is more likely they will have power and protection because if a country were to wage a war against Catalonia they’d need allies, and their allies should be Spain so I think Catalonia must stay with Spain so that no one can destroy their country as a whole!
    Knighthunter24

  14. A nation SHOULD be more LIKELY powerful if it were to join a bigger group, to increase its security and protection. It MUST be part of a larger community to keep its people happy.
    OriginallyCurious

  15. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Most nations SHOULD be better off together, yet some countries think they MUST take over because they think they’re most LIKELY to be the most powerful resulting in debates and possibly war.
    AgentKitty

  16. A nation must have the support of group to increase the security of the country and the society. It should be part of a larger group to give them a more likely advantage to the invulnerability of the attack which is led by the the well stated country.
    Sparnosaur12

  17. It should be likely that they are more strong,powerful because if we are alone we might be much more weaker so we must stand together to survive.
    Aerialfalcon101

  18. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    It’s highly likely that a nation would be better off when it’s a part of a bigger group because they would have a larger army. Also they should have access to more trade routes than they currently have. Furthermore the nation must have a large land mass to earn respect and power to rise above the other nations.

    @The~Asgardian~Reporter.

  19. I think Catalonia is probably likely to stay with Spain
    Catalonia should stay with the union (Spain)
    To be a much stronger group they must stay with Spain.
    GoGooN’Gozi

  20. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    A good nation must secure solid relationships with other countries, so a country should attempt to be part of a group because they will likely be better off in several ways if a country is part of a bigger group.

    Blueleopard

  21. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A nation should be better off with a big group.

    Curious detective!

  22. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A good nation must have a big group and is most likely to have more ideas.

    BY Craftycommenter

  23. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A great nation must listen and be openmind

    By Craftycommenter

  24. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A GOOD NATION MUST HAVE A BIG GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP OTHER PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME . ALSO IT SHOULD HAVE BRILLIANT IDEAS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER THAN IT ALREADY IS.

    ACTIVE AUTHOR!

  25. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I THINK THAT A GOOD NATION SHOULD HAVE EVERYONE AGREEE AND LISTEN TO PEOPLE OPINIONS AND AGRREE ALTOGETHER AS A COUNTRY AND COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THINGS BETTER THEN THEY ALREADY ARE .

    BUBBLEGUM BROUDCASTER

  26. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think a nation should be part of a nation ,because it is likely that being part of a bigger group and give them more power .If there is a country that is struggling,they must join a group or else they will collapse
    Magicalbunny3816

  27. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A spectacular nation should be fair and must not create war and be arrogant!
    A nation is most likely to put their country first!

    Curious Detective!

  28. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A fantastic nation must have a group and respect every body around you.
    Also a amazing nation must made a big fighting and that will not make the best nation!
    A nation should put their country first

    By craftycommenter

  29. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    My question………
    Well,as you know Catalonia wants to leave Spain , but why do you think the Catalonians want to leave even though they will have less power, money and more likely to disappear from a map because of war

    Singing turtle

  30. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    A nation must better off when it is part of a bigger group because then it should be stronger altogether. It is likely that this will help them to avoid becoming reliant and dependent on other countries and states under sovereignty.
    Rosecat

  31. I think nations should stick together because it is more likely to have more power for this and other advantages they must stick together.

    Curious Kitty

  32. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    A nation is more likely to be better off as a big group as it should have power and must have supporters.
    Wolf

  33. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation is more likely to be better when it is part of a bigger group. It must be part of a bigger group as they will have more protection and more people to help them. It should have a better chance of winning wars with more people.

    Goldengirl101

  34. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation should be part of a bigger group because there likely to win. They must not be independent because they will probably lose if there was an attack

    applejuice123

  35. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation should be a bigger group because it would be most likely to win the conflicts.
    You must not be independent because you don’t have a strong attack.

    bestgirl345

  36. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A country thinks that a president must be their leader. I likely think that a good women should be president.

    NAE NAE

  37. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    A nation is better off when it is part of a bigger group a big grope must all stand up for achiever and should all fight as a team if there is a world war III L.H

  38. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation should be better off when it is part of a bigger group because it is more likely to be protected and it must be helped by the others they are in partnership with.

    SHINexoKEy

  39. Catalonia should stay in Spain because if the Catalonian people sort out their problems with the Spanish government it is very likely they will become a very powerful and important country. They must stay with Spain because back in 1516 Catalonia, Aragon and the kingdom of Castille united to become Spain meaning if Catalonia leaves Spain only 2/3 of the original Spain will remain.
    @FootballMaestro

  40. I think a nation should be much better in a group, because you will be more likely to be a stronger nation together, and there will also be more opinions and more ideas to go around to make it a better and stronger nation. Also if there was a war and they were split apart it would be a bit impossible to defeat the opposing team is the nation isn’t together, so they must stay TOGETHER!
    KangarooKraze!

  41. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation is better off when it has friends. It must be part of a bigger group to be more likely to be protected.
    #D.sav

  42. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    a nation likely is better off when it is part of a bigger group because the nation should have allies who must protect them.
    #LLHL

  43. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation is most likely to be part of a bigger group because they should at least join together to prevent wars. Wars must not happen.
    BlueRules

  44. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation is likely to be in a bigger group because it must stick together to make more ideas and should plan bigger things.
    unicorn123

  45. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    # silly fox
    A nation must be better off when it is part of a bigger group because it should be better protected due to the number of citizens likely to want to be in the army. A good nation will have more followers and citizens who are willing to fight for the rights of the nation.

  46. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Flower_Fox
    A nation is likely to be part of a bigger group and must be together to make more information and should have bigger responsibilites.

  47. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Golden fox
    In my opinion I think a nation SHOULD be better when it is part of a bigger group because it could be better off with the support of other citizens in that group.But the nation MUST be listed to when it is in danger of a war but it is most LIKELY that a good nation would be working together anyway.

  48. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation must be in a bigger group because they are likely to be safe so they should stay in a bigger group.

    ultima_wolf_dear_friend

  49. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #purplefox
    A nation is likely to be better off when it is independent because it is able to fight for its self. The nation should be independent because it needs to have their individual ideas listened to and taken account off. Sometimes a country makes decisions that are not always the best for each individual state.

  50. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #JDfox
    In my opinion I think a nation should be better off by the help of other states within it as they are likely to to be part of a bigger group. A nation must work together to reflect the needs, wants and diversity of all its people.

  51. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Blue_Fox
    A nation is likely to not be better off split into small groups because they can’t help each other and they can take care of other people such as; old people and disabled people. This should not happen because the old people and the disabled people might die so quickly. They must stay one nation so they can show kindness and friendship to everyone.That is why Catalonia split from Spain.

  52. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Footy_Fox
    In my opinion I believe a nation SHOULD be better off when it is in a bigger group and it MUST get support from Spain and they will LIKELY have a better relationship with Madrid. If the nation is an outstanding nation that listens to its people then states will not want to separate themselves.

  53. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Smart fox
    The nation (Catalonia) is likely to be better on its own because all the other nations are on their own and really good.
    If Scotland is able to have its own government to listen to their people rather than being told what to do by London that means Catalonia must be on its own it is really unfair.
    All countries should have the choice to be independent.

  54. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation should be part of a bigger group it is more likely for them to have an advantage of security because they are in a bigger group they can rely on other nations to. For example: Countries like Slovakia who are part of NATO,

  55. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    A nation should be more better off as a bigger group, because the others in the group are more likely to support each other, but those nations involved must co-operate for the group to function properly.

    Watermelon Princess

  56. A nation is LIKELY to be not heard as much when it’s independent
    that’s why I think it’s better to be in a group as you SHOULD get allies
    but MUST work on their own sometimes.

    -JoJoSays-

  57. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    A nation should try to be part of a bigger group, as having allies comes with many benefits. The other members of the group will most likely help out the nation and members can help each other out if needed (such as one nation supporting the economy of a nation that is not as rich as the other). A nation must join a group if they are interested in expanding the number of countries that they can trade with and group work also comes with extra protection if needed.

    Beta

  58. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    A NATION MUST HAVE AN AMAZING GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE GOOD IDEAS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER

    ACTIVE AUTHOR

  59. well done to this week winners!! -Fluffyisinterested-

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