Thank you for your half-term entries! It's great to see so many still participating even when school is out...
Our two winners this week are:
consistent_starfruit of Michael Faraday School, who combined an eloquent and calm writing style with a powerful and urgent message, well done!
selfassured_journalist of Manor Park Primary School, who wrote with passion and drive and I could easily imagine it being delivered in front of a big crowd. Well done, too!
Two political rivals competing to be governor of the US state of Utah made the news this week, and the reason may surprise you! To enter this week's competition, watch this video first...
Chris Peterson (a Democrat) and Spencer Cox, (A Republican) have taken a refreshing approach to their election race. As you can see in the video, they have released an advert saying how they "can debate issues without degrading each other's character, and disagree without hating each other".
Many have seen this as very different from the personal attacks made in the presidential race, particularly in the first debate..
So this week's challenge is to...
Write an advert to encourage people to show respect to those they disagree with.
Showing respect with those you disagree with involves engaging with ideas and arguments, rather than making it personal. Our opinions can clash without nastiness and name-calling. Your job is to tell people why this is important!
- Your advert could be aimed at politicians, or the public, or pupils in your school.
- You could describe a poster or billboard, or write a short script for a television/radio advert, or another kind of advert of your choice! Keep your entry to a maximum of 150 words.
- Try to come up with a catchy slogan/phrase to make your advert stand out!
The deadline for entries is midday on Friday 30th October. Remember the 150 word limit and good luck!