Thank you for all the wonderful entries this week. There was plenty of scepticism on show as you dissected the headlines, exploring what they could mean and what else we needed to know.
Our Primary winner this week is champion_seahorse of Birchwood Primary School. They wrote very clearly on what their headline could mean, using the wording to read between the lines, and then outlined several specific things that we'd need to be aware of.
Our Secondary winner is humorous_wolverine of Hornsey School for Girls. They argued that the statistic about 73% willing to pay more for the NHS was far from conclusive - asking many questions about where the number came from and why we should be cautious about it.
Well done to you both!
Headlines try to be eye-catching and attention-grabbing. They try to get a message across quickly. It's important to pause and work out what the headline writers are up to, and how far we should agree.
For this week's competition, we'd like you to show your best scepticism. Pick one headline from below...
"THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail
"73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror
"WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!" - The Independent
"NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express
"NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS" - Daily Mail
and tell us
- What is it trying to make us think?
- What else do we need to know before we come to a judgment?
Stars will be awarded at the end of the week.
The competition will close at 5:30pm on Thursday 5th March (note slightly earlier deadline than usual!)