The Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony 2021

01 July 2021 - 01 July 2021

On July 1st, we held our eighth annual Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony and for the second time (and hopefully for the last time!) we hosted it online.

We took the festivities online and hosted a virtual ceremony instead with students, teachers and parents invited to follow proceedings from wherever they were. Many Burnet News Clubs gathered stayed after-school and gathered in their classrooms. We had more awards than ever with categories honouring work, students, teachers, schools and volunteers!

This academic year, students have explored topics ranging from the American election to protest, to cancel culture. We also welcomed over 100 new schools to join the Burnet News Club in our Global Conversation between May and June.

You can watch the highlights of the awards ceremony below!

I am awe of what teachers and students accomplish in Burnet News Club schools every year, but particularly this year. We know the challenges that you face every day this year just to keep the learning happening and in the face of that, you have continued to have thoughtful, lively, creative and well-reasoned discussions about the issues that are changing our world.

Emily Evans, CEO, The Economist Educational Foundation


AWARD WINNERS IN FULL:

Competition Winners of the Year:
clever_atom of Faringdon Community College and incredible_world of Pinner High School

Creative Input of the Year:
jazzed_beaver of Hammond Junior School

Continued Commitment to the BNC:
Lyon's Hall Primary School

Highly Commended (chosen by teachers):
enterprising_night
reflective_artic_fox
wondrous_orca
daring_whale
eager_reflection
open_knowledge
enigmatic_technology

Volunteer of the year:
Alice Raine, Clifford Chance

International Schools of the Year:
Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School
Rafah Prep Girls B
School College Pilote Sousse

Teacher of the Year shortlist:
Jonny Horsley, Beverley St. Nicholas Community Primary School
Patricia Ademe, Upton Cross Primary School
Winner: Christopher Perrott, Cheam Common Junior School

Outstanding Student Awards:
eager_reflection
discreet_drum
decisive_reducurrant
delightful_effort
comfortable_chemistry
reflective_arctic_fox
insightful_orca
careful_science
impartial_shark
storytelling_king

Outstanding Schools Award:
Boutcher C of E Primary School
Cheam Common Junior Academy
Cheam Park Farm Primary School
Hammond Junior School
Upton Cross Primary School
Michael Faraday School

The Alastair Burnet Award
Michael Faraday School