Students can discuss a new Project on the Student Hub every 8 weeks. At the end of each Project, we recognise the school that made the most valuable contributions to the discussions by naming them the "Thought Leader".
We pick the Thought Leader by looking for these things on the Student Hub:
- Students showing in-depth knowledge of the issue
- Students making good use of the Topical Talk skills
- Students demonstrating eagerness to interact and learn from other students
Issue 6 Thought Leader: Cancel CultureNew Horizons Children's Academy
Issue 5 Thought Leader: Building Back GreenerBeit Hanoun Prep A Girls School, Rafah Prep B Girls School and School College Pilote Sousse
Issue 4 Thought Leader: From pandemic to infodemicBoutcher C of E Primary School
Issue 3 Thought Leader: ProtestUpton Cross Primary School
Issue 2: The Future of WorkCheam Common Junior Academy
Issue 1: The American electionMichael Faraday School
BURNET NEWS CLUB AWARDS CEREMONY
Between 2015-2021, The Burnet News Club was our core programme for schools. Each year, we celebrated students achievements with a ceremony at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. For the final two years, we held the ceremony online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ceremony celebrated another year of the club and recognised outstanding students from participating schools. Learn more about the awards below.
We look forward to holding the first Topical Talk annual awards ceremony in 2022!
Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2021With more awards than ever, find out who was walking down the virtual red carpet!
Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2020Winning School: Hammond Junior School
Teacher of the Year Award: Hamda Sheikh from Preston Manor School
Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2019Winning School: Boutcher C of E Primary School
Teacher of the Year Award: Michael Baker from Faringdon Community College
Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2018Winning School: Michael Faraday School
Outstanding Teacher Award: Diane Rougvie-Fevrier from St Gregory’s Primary School
Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2017Winning School: Faringdon Community College
Outstanding Teacher Award: Claire Hofer from Elaine Primary Academy