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

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.

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.