Thank you to everyone who entered our competition this week - you have all clearly been watching the news very carefully to pull out the important numbers. Our winners this week are:
easygoing_contribution of Lyons Hall Primary School, who used numbers from the news to clearly explain how covid-19 cases are decreasing
wonderful_photograph of Rogiet Primary, who took a more personal approach and explained why going back to school on March 15th is important to them.
Throughout Issue 5, we will be giving you lots of opportunities to talk about some of the numbers in the news surrounding the infodemic.
Numbers are very important for understanding the news. Without them, it would be very hard to understand the full story. For example, what if you couldn't figure out how many people were involved, how much something cost or how long something's been going on for?
For this week's competition, we would like you to tell us about a number in the news that is important to you.
It can be about any news story you like - all we ask is that you explain what the number shows by answering the following questions:
1) How does this number in the news make you feel?
2) Does this number show a good thing or a bad thing?
3) Do you hope that this number will change in the future? How?
To be more likely to win, make sure you explain your answers clearly and justify your opinions with reasons.
Finding it hard to get going? Use this sentence structure:
The number I have chosen from the news is...(insert fact from the news with a number in it here). This number is a good/bad thing because...(insert reason here) so I feel (insert how you feel). I do/don't hope this number changes/gets bigger/gets smaller in the future because... (insert reason here).
The deadline for entries is Friday March 5th at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!