reasoning_snow and clever_atom
A superb second round of competition entries this week - thank you to everyone who took part! It has been a pleasure to see you all speaking up for what you thought is important (or not important!).
It was incredibly hard to choose a winner. Our two winners gave original and thought-provoking responses, both staying focussed on one particular idea and explaining well within the word limit.
Our primary school winner, reasoning_snow, chose to focus on the kind of headlines they would want to see and gave strong reasons why we should consider readers' mental health when publishing newspapers.
Clever_atom was our secondary winner. They placed importance on human rights and gave a clear reason why this would be the central theme of their newspaper.
Lots of stars have been awarded for a range of reasons: we were particular impressed with those who gave evidence to back up their reasons and had showed careful thinking behind their choices.
Competition #3 will be going live shortly- keep up the entries, and the thinking!
Every week, you'll find a different competition to take part in. These will either be linked to one of the Burnet News Club skills or the Issue you are currently working with. And often both!
This week's challenge is to imagine you have been put in charge of a national newspaper for a day. What would you do?
You can answer with whatever comes to mind, but you can use these questions to help:
What kind of stories do you think should be making the news? Why?
What kind of stories you think shouldn't be making the news? Why?
This is your chance to tell us about what you think should be talked about more, and what should be talked about less.
Your answer should be a maximum of 100 words. The best entries will show good REASONING - making decisions and saying why.
There will always be one primary and one secondary school winner and we announce who they are next Friday. Good luck!