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 March 20th 2020 and is available to all schools.

Past events

Issue 6 Thought Leader: World Cup 2018

31 July 2018

Elaine Primary Academy demonstrated excellent participation in this year’s Burnet News Club, contributing to every Issue and continuing the high standard of input to the end of the year. They made fantastic Weekly Competition entries in this Issue, and wrote insightful questions for our Expert Contributors to ponder.

Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2018

26 June 2018

Winning School: Michael Faraday School
Outstanding Teacher Award: Diane Rougvie-Fevrier from St Gregory’s Primary School

Issue 5 Thought Leader: Veganism

22 June 2018

St Saviour's & St Olave's School undertook a vegetarian challenge to better understand the veganism issue, writing reflective posts on the struggles they faced. Their club members submitted a range of video and written blog Final Pieces, had a great term's worth of creative competition entries and scepticism filled comments.

Issue 4 Thought Leader: Gender Equality

01 June 2018

Streatham Wells Primary School raised the bar with their high standard of Final Pieces, representing their views on ‘2018. Gender Equality’. A mix of sculpture and painting produced powerful, creative artworks. We enjoyed their open-minded posts which challenged our preconceived ideas about gender.

Issue 3 Thought Leader: Catalonia

28 February 2018

Colegrave Primary School’s Burnet News Club students immersed themselves in every way possible during this Issue. Lots of different club members joined the discussion online and posted well-developed comments, great Final Pieces were submitted and Weekly Competition entries resulted in all-round success.

Burnet News Club LIVE 2018

02 February 2018

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: Social Housing

22 December 2017

Michael Faraday School demonstrated curiosity rich questions and skilfully sceptical comments during this social housing Issue. The views of club members diverged as the Issue progressed, which resulted in a variety of solutions being presented clearly and confidently in their Final Pieces.

Issue 1 Thought Leader: Russia and Rights

31 October 2017

St Peter's Primary School impressed us throughout the first Issue of the year. Students contributed on the Hub right from the start, showing increasingly developed reasoning. It was evident that students' Final Pieces were well informed by the conversations they had taken part in online.

Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2017

27 June 2017

Winning School: Faringdon Community College
Outstanding Teacher Award: Claire Hofer from Elaine Primary Academy

Burnet News Club LIVE 2017

11 January 2017

An immersive theatre event where Burnet News Club students came to ‘prison’ to meet and interact with various characters to decide the fate of a prisoner.