What a great range of sceptical thoughts on show here! So many of you used both scepticism - questioning information - and then reasoning to show why you doubted a particular quote.
Stars were awarded to those who had clearly thought carefully about their reasons for why something might not be true or accurate.
Well done to this week's winners:
Our Primary winner is fulfilled_starfruit of New Horizons Children's Academy, who demonstrated how one quote had a lack of evidence to support it.
Our Secondary winner is beloved_chocolate of Graveney School, who gave a well-argued outline of why the idea that children shouldn't vote should be approached with caution and scepticism.
Thank you for everyone for taking part and we look forward to seeing your next entries for Competition 6, which will be live shortly!
This week our competition helps you to practice a tricky Burnet News Club skill: Scepticism!
Below there are 4 (made-up) quotes. Some are about Hong Kong, some are more general. Pick one you are sceptical about and explain why. Remember, to be sceptical about something means you want to challenge it because you don't necessarily think it's true. Ways you can show your scepticism include:
Giving reasons why you doubt its truthfulness
What facts and evidences it may not have thought
How it might be based on opinion rather than fact or making assumptions
For example: "I am sceptical about Quote A because..." and try to give strong, developed reasons. Try to write at least a paragraph.
A. "Children shouldn't be allowed to vote on who their country's leader should be."
B. "Big protests are the best way for people to create change."
C. "The situation in Hong Kong was always going to be like this. After the hand-over in 1997, it was never going to work."
D. "It is clear what will happen in 2047 - the 'one country, two systems' approach will end and things will be more straightforward."
Winners will be announced next Friday. Good luck!