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A whole host of entries could have been winners this week. It was excellent to see you sizing up each option and giving such sceptical, well thought out reasons for why you thought they were a bit dubious. The best ones didn't merely disagree with the headline but really chipped away at it, saying why it was so unlikely and supporting that with evidence. Well done to everyone who entered; our winning comments came from St Edward's and Ormiston Park. You can read them in the orange boxes below.
WEEKLY COMPETITION #12
This week our competition helps you to practice a tricky Burnet News Club skill: scepticism! We'd like you to choose the (made up) headline that you are most sceptical in the poll below. Then, in the comments section, explain which one you chose and why. Remember, to be sceptical about something means you want to challenge it because you don't necessarily think it's true.
For example: I am sceptical about headline D because I have never heard of this type of tree before and I'd like to see it with my own eyes before I believe it.