Membership in the Burnet News Club includes access to events run by The Economist Educational Foundation. We run a unique interactive annual events and we host an Awards Ceremony every year at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the best of the club. Other events include training workshops for teachers and visits to schools that earn the title 'Thought Leader' throughout the year. Our next event, Agora, will take place on November 13th 2020 and is available to all schools.

Past events

Issue 6 Thought Leader: the Climate Emergency

22 July 2019

Faringdon Community College were the final Thought Leaders of the year.

Issue 5 Thought Leader: Trump's Wall

27 June 2019

The Thought Leader for Issue 5 is Morley Newlands Academy.

Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2019

18 June 2019

Winning School: Boutcher C of E Primary School
Teacher of the Year Award: Michael Baker from Faringdon Community College

Issue 4 Thought Leader: Brexit

19 April 2019

Congratulations to Michael Faraday School, the Thought Leaders for Issue 4.

Issue 3 Thought Leader: Violent Crime

14 February 2019

The Ruth Gorse Academy were awarded Thought Leader for Issue 3.

Burnet News Club LIVE 2019

01 February 2019

One day. One big issue. All Burnet News Club schools. Burnet News Club Live is an interactive one-day event that brings together Burnet News Club schools across the UK to discuss an issue and make a big decision.

Issue 2 Thought Leader: Financial Crisis

01 January 2019

Ormiston Bushfield Academy were awarded Thought Leader for Issue 2.

BNC Teacher Training

09 November 2018

This November we've trained new Burnet News Club teachers in how to deliver their sessions and get the most from the resources we provide.

Issue 1 Thought Leader: Myanmar

01 November 2018

Noel Park were awarded the most stars per comment/post which showed their contributions were high quality. They demonstrated brilliant curiosity, open-mindedness, scepticism, reasoning and storytelling.

Burnet News Club Teacher Launch

13 September 2018

The 2018-19 Burnet News Club teachers were invited to The Economist HQ to celebrate the start of the new school year.