We loved seeing how you've made links in your learning throughout the Festival - so a massive thank you to everyone who entered the competition. This time, the winners are...
motivated_cheetah of Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School in Occupied Palestinian Territory,
victorious_nectarine of Shri Natesan Vidyasala Mhss in India
smart_donkey of Elite Scholars Academy A in the United States of America.
Each of you will receive 3 stars! Well done!
The Festival has now been going for three weeks – and by now, you’ve had a chance to look at all of the Topical Talk topics!
Journalists at The Economist believe that, although it’s great to have expertise in one topic, people should try to say how each news story links to the bigger picture to get a better idea of what’s happening in the world.
For example, climate change is a big news story – but how does it link to the world hunger crisis? And the World Cup in Qatar might seem like a shorter news story, but how might it link to other issues because of its themes, such as "inequality", "power" or "human rights".
Over to you!
For this week’s competition, we’d like you to put your creative thinking to the test. Your challenge is to choose two or more of the Festival topics and say how they link.
You could phrase your answer like this: “I think that *topic* and *topic* link because…and this helps me to get a bigger picture of what’s happening in the world because…”
The deadline for entries is Friday 25th November. Good luck!