VIDEO: The Carbon Tax


We were recently tasked with performing a speech in front of members of Faringdon's Peace Group. The group meets regularly and often discuss environmental and climate issues. They have ties to Extinction Rebellion and are a group of people who are geuinely concerned about the future of our planet.

We were two of several students afforded the opportunity to write and perform a speech to them. We were asked to speak about our opinion on conflict so we focused our speech on the Carbon Tax because we wanted to investigate how we could solve the problem of climate change, rather than just acknowledging that it is an issue.

While we didn't record the speech on the evening, we are very proud to present a second performance of it to the BNC.

Next month, we will attend the Peace Group fete, and have another opportunity to address climate change and raise awareness for the environment. Here, we will bake and sell organic, vegan and fair trade cakes, all of which will hopefully be decorated with BNC logos, and talk to and interview other, likeminded individuals. Keep an eye out for our reports.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    12 Jun 2019

    One of my favourite things about the Burnet News Club is seeing how members use their learning outside of classroom and in 'real life'. This is a brilliant example of this! Your speech is well-written, clearly presented and you use strong reasoning. I really like how you include positive news too, which is something we often overlook. Well done. I can't wait to hear about your next endeavour!

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    1. Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_cat | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
      Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 14 Jun 2019

      I like on BNC to see other peoples ideas and opinions. About this i like how they used different things to explain and that they used proof for back up

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