Theme of the week is: challenging stereotypes
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.
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.