We are thrilled to announce that Michael Faraday School has once again won the overall achievement award for the Burnet News Club! This is an international award that recognises outstanding journalism skills and current affairs knowledge. Our school also won the award in 2018.
Big congrats to Michael Faraday School for winning the #BurnettNewsClub School of the Year award 🏆 plus 3 brilliant Outstanding Student of the Year awards too!! Well done! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/QhRzmlreml
— Harriet Harman (@HarrietHarman) July 1, 2021
BNC is an after school club that meets once a week under the expert tuition of class teacher Leanne. It is a credit to the Year 6 students that they have achieved so highly this year during the various lockdowns. Online learning has continued throughout the school year.
Different topics are addressed throughout the course of the year. These all relate to the current news agenda. We have researched issues such as the US Presidential elections, Black Lives Matter and climate change.
Pupils research and debate the stories behind each issue. They then present their ideas using various forms of media. These include video, audio and written presentations. These are uploaded to the BNC website. Feedback is given by professionals working within the media industry.
As well as the overall achievement award, three of our current Year 6 students were also in the top ten Thought Leaders for their individual contributions.
Unfortunately there was no grand awards ceremony this year due to the current pandemic. This didn’t stop Michael Faraday from celebrating! We held our own awards ceremony after school. The pupils were encouraged to dress up. Canapés and soft drinks were available.
Congratulations to the Year 6 Burnet News Club, and many thanks to Leanne for inspiring our young learners.