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Burnet News Club

The Burnet News Club meets every Monday after school (1500-1615) in IT1.  It is open to all students from Years 7-11 who have an interest in the news and topical issues.  During club meetings we investigate resources which are provided by the Economist and discuss different viewpoints.  All club members are then able to write comments or post images or video content on the club's secure, online site, in order to interact with other club members around the UK.  Examples of work carried out 2016-2017 is available here.  

On Tuesday 27th June, the Burnet News Club (supported by the Economist Educational Foundation) held their awards night at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.  These were to recognise the hard work and participation of students and teachers over the year during their weekly News Club meetings.  Faringdon Community College, one of over 60 participating schools, won the overall school award.  Zara from Year 8 was one of 10 students out of over 1000 club members won an outstanding student award and she also read a piece of her own work about fake news and democracy. Well done Zara!

 

Mrs Viner, who set up the club, was also a runner up for the outstanding teacher award.

Have a look at the summary of FCC's contribution to the 2016-2017 BNC in the link below...

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We were thrilled to discover that BNC member, Kit, has won the 'storytelling' competition based on the term's topic focusing on the future of the NHS.  He wrote and presented the piece to camera on his own and delivered a fact dense and logical argument without the aid of any notes at all. Impressive! A future politician in the making. The independent adjudicator's comments and Kit's video are to be found in the link below.

FCC were thrilled to find out that the Burnet News Club were awarded the 'thought leader' award for last term's work on the topic of 'Prisons: punishment or rehabilitation?' As a result of the members' hard work and excellent examples of investigative journalism, they will now be included in the end of year virtual annual. See below for a short film that wasmade about them... Big congratulations to all club members - great effort. This term we will be investigating Britain's role in Syria - all new members welcome. See Mr Baker or Mrs Viner or come along to IT1 after school on Mondays.

 

The Burnet News Club continues to impress... Here is an example of another FCC club member's posts which has been shared via social media. Congratulations and keep up the great work.

The Burnet News Club continues to impress... Here is an example of another FCC club member's posts which has been shared via social media. Congratulations and keep up the great work.
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