affable_weaver and communicative_bird
Well done to everyone who used their scepticism skill in this week’s competition. Our winners gave very good explanations about why they were sceptical and we can learn a lot from them. Affable_weaver reminded us to be sceptical about the newspaper’s intention. Are they printing exaggerated headlines to make you buy papers, and therefore make lots of money? Watch out! Communicative_bird reminded us to be sceptical of our news sources and check our facts before believing what we read.
Two very important lessons. Well done!
WEEKLY COMPETITION #18
It's time to flex your scepticism muscle!
In this Issue, we've been asking you to challenge the headlines you hear about crime. It's important to be sceptical if you hear something that sounds like a bold, sweeping statement. We should check the facts, find out whether the statistics support the statement and read the article before we make a judgement or come to a conclusion.
This week, have a go at finding a headline that you're sceptical about and explaining why you're unsure about it. For example, you might have been sceptical about the headline you saw in the session which said, 'BLOODBATH BRITAIN'. You don't have to choose one that is related to the current Issue.
Good luck! Winners will be announced next Friday.