Michael Faraday School Wins National Journalism Award!

Michael Faraday School is celebrating after being judged the overall 2018 winner for contributions to the Burnet News Club Hub. This is a national award with 70 other schools also competing for the top prize.


A lavish ceremony was held at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Sir Evelyn de Rothschild presented the BNC Award to Michael Faraday School. Head Teacher Karen and Burnet News Club Leader Leanne proudly picked up the trophy.

Year 6 pupil Leanne also won an individual award. This was for her overall contribution to the Hub throughout the year. She attended the ceremony with her Dad and read out a poem about veganism.

The Michael Faraday pupils were praised for having an open mind and healthy scepticism when interacting with news.

The Burnet News Club is a charity set up by The Economist to tackle inequality by giving young people the skills to think for themselves about current affairs.

Each week class teacher Leanne helps to train a selection of Year 5 and Year 6 students with their journalism skills. We follow a learning programme put in place by the Burnet News Club.

Online video, audio and written submissions are shared. Feedback then comes from the team of professional journalists.

We have previously won an award for being a Thought Leader on the subject of social housing.

Congratulations to all the Michael Faraday students and Hub Leader Leanne!

image: The Economist Foundation

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