Session four: impact (with video)

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Join Tom and Olivia for this week's session. In this video, we'll walk you through each activity, give examples and hints, and then ask you to pause and complete the activities in your own time. Check it out!

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STEP 1

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STEP 2

For this activity, you'll be scoring how well you think each of the protests met their aims (how successful they have been).

If you don't have a printer, you can copy out the table with each name of the protest and AIM 1, 2, 3, 4.

  • To start with, read slide one of the PowerPoint below. It'll tell you what's happening now as a result of the Black Lives Matter protests. On slide 2 you'll find some questions to think about.
  • Once you have thought about the answers, fill in the Black Lives Matter column on your sheet and give each of the aims a score out of 5. 5 = totally achieved this aim. 1 = hardly achieved this aim.
  • Continue to work through the PowerPoint, completing each protest one by one.

STEP 3

Do you agree with this quote? Try to give reasons on both side of the argument, using examples from this session to support your point of view.

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Over to you!

Head to the comments section below to share some of your thoughts on the activities and see what club members in other schools think.

Comments (55)

  • Beaumont School logo sceptical_rainforest | Beaumont School
    25 Jan 2021

    Step 1)
    I think the first one because it has more people and is on a bigger scale. However, I don’t think it is fair because that one person is trying hard, but no-one will hear about it.
    I think picture 2 because it shows a big, aggressive thing which news people might think is more interesting and dramatic than picture 1. I don’t think this is fair either because the people who are taking a calmer approach to protesting get less publicity which might encourage them to start a riot, which we don’t want.
    I think that it could be picture 2, but it is very close. The reason I think this is because some people in England can still be very racist, and if a racist person was in charge of a newspaper of TV News programme, they might not want people to know about a protest led by black people
    The News can influence how we think by describing different pieces of News in different ways.
    We can see the full story by looking at other articles and programmes telling the same story before we decide our own opinion.
    The News has a lot of power over protests because they can choose how to portray a protest, which can either bring the protest down, or raise it higher.

    Step 2)
    Black Lives Matter:
    Aim 1: 4/5
    Aim 2: 4/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 5/5
    Total: 17/20
    Has it Worked: Yes

    Extinction Rebellion:
    Aim 1: 2/5
    Aim 2: 4/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 2/5
    Total: 12/20
    Has It Worked: Sort of

    Protests in Chile:
    Aim 1: 4/5
    Aim 2: 4/5
    Aim 3: 3/5
    Aim 4: 4/5
    Total: 15:20
    Hasit worked: Sort of

    Protests in Belarus
    Aim 1: 2/5
    Aim 2: 4/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 4/5
    Total: 12/20
    Has it worked: No

    End SARS
    Aim 1: 4/5
    Aim 2: 4/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 4/5
    Total: 16/20
    Has it Worked: Sort of
    Step 3) I don’t agree with the quote because if a protest has met most aims, then it has a big chance of being successful.

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  • Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    25 Jan 2021

    Step 1: Which of these pictures is more likely to be in the news?
    a) I think that Picture 1 is more likely to be in the news because the protest seems bigger and has more people in the protest, although the people are protesting for the same reason as the activists in Picture 2. On the other hand, Picture 2 could be in the news because there are police in the picture protecting the statue of Winston Churchill, who was a very important person as he got Britain through the Second World War, so the protest may be very important and big in the future. This is because the police are anticipating a protest, due to them knowing when to protect the statue. Later on, the protest could become very large as I think that the picture is showing a scene before a protest because there is only two people protesting. I do not think that this is fair as just because a protest is smaller, it doesn't mean that it shouldn't be shown on the news.
    b) I think that picture 2 will be more likely to be in the news because it looks like there are protesters rioting, breaking and hitting a police car. This is a violent protest, so there could be fatalities or someone could get seriously injured. Also, the activists are attacking a police car, which causes criminal damage which could lead to prosecution. The damage can be used as evidence in court. On the other hand, picture 1 could be in the news because the protesters are protesting along the middle of the road, therefore making lots of people notice. In addition, there are many people protesting in this protest. I also do not think that this is fair because I do not think that violent protests should be shown on the news over a peaceful protest, as their intentions could be the same.
    c) I think that Picture 1, which shows people protesting for climate change, would be more likely to be shown on the news because climate change is affecting the whole world, and is increasing rapidly. I think it is a bigger protest than the one in Picture 2. However, I think that the protest in Picture 2 will be shared more on social media. This is because I looked this protest up and I saw that they used a social media platform. I think that this is fair because I believe that a world emergency should be put first.
    d) How does the news convince us to think in a certain way about protest?
    I think that the news convinces us to think in a certain way about protest because if it is on the news, most people would consider it as 'important.' In addition, if someone is reading an article, the reporter who wrote it can be biased , but not all. This could lead the reader to think in a certain way.
    e) How can we make sure we see the full story?
    I think that we can make sure we see the full story by looking at various reputable sources such as the BBC or The Independent. Also, you can look at other trusted sources for that certain protest. For example, if you were looking for something about climate change, you could look at websites like National Geographic and WWF.
    f) How much power does the news have over whether a protest works?
    I think that the news has a lot of power over whether a protest works. This is because a lot of people watch or read the news, so more people can be influenced by it. On the other hand, some protests can spread through social media, therefore people can hear about it this way.
    Challenge: What have you seen about the following protests in the news? Do you think they have been shown positively or negatively? Could this affect whether the protest works?
    I have seen that most of the protests were unfortunately violent. I think that most of them have been shown negatively because they were violent and some of them even caused loss of lives. I think that the violence of the protest can affect about whether it works because if the protest is violent, people may listen or not listen. This is because some people will not like the violence. However, they could agree with the cause as the activists believe so strongly in their cause that they cause violence.
    Step 2:

    Black Lives Matter:
    Change the way things are done: 3
    Change opinions: 4
    Raise awareness: 4.5
    Stand up for someone: 4
    Total: 15.5
    I think that the Black Lives Matter protest sort of worked because it made the protesters' voices be heard but the governments of various countries didn't enforce any new laws concerning it.

    Extinction Rebellion
    Change the way things are done: 2.5
    Change opinions: 4
    Raise awareness: 4.5
    Stand up for someone: 4
    Total: 15
    I think that this protest sort of worked because world leaders across the world gather once every 5 years in Paris to talk about climate change but they haven't done much about it.

    Protests in Chile
    Change the way things are done: 4
    Change opinions: 4.5
    Raise awareness: 3
    Stand up for someone: 3
    Total: 14.5
    I think that this protest did work because the majority of voters agreed with their views, but I haven't found any people who knew about this protest.

    Protests in Belarus
    Change the way things are done: 0
    Change opinions: 2
    Raise awareness: 3
    Stand up for someone: 4
    Total: 9
    I do not think that this protest worked because President Alexander Lukashenko is still in power in Belarus.

    End SARS Protests
    Change the way things are done: 3
    Change opinions: 3
    Raise awareness: 3
    Stand up for someone: 5
    Total: 14
    I think that this protest sort of worked because the Nigerian government has promised to end SARS although they have promised this before but haven't done this, so there are still protests happening.

    STEP 3

    Do you agree with this quote? Try to give reasons on both side of the argument, using examples from this session to support your point of view.
    If a protest does not meet every single one of its aims completely, then it has not worked.
    I do not agree with this quote because if they still achieve at least one of their aims, they should count it as successful because a small change is still a change. Also, some protests do not work at all so they should be grateful that they achieved at least one of their aims. You could agree with this quote because they haven't achieved everything they wanted to, and the thing that they achieved could not have impacted the world largely.

    Thank you for reading,
    eager_reflection

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      eager_reflection's comment 26 Jan 2021

      It's really hard to complete these sessions outside of the classroom and probably even harder to write down your ideas rather than say them. There are some really well-considered opinions here and great reasons given. Well done and keep up the hard work!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    26 Jan 2021

    Hi burnet news club sorry this is not about the post but it looks like one of my post are gone? I dont know if you took it to check my post before it gets published but i was just wondering because i havent got any feedback from that post since last week!
    Sorry for the interruption but I was just concerned if it had gone missing or i didnt save it into my drafts!

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      decisive_redcurrant's comment 27 Jan 2021

      We don't look at your work until you have submitted it to us, decisive_redcurrant - and unfortunately on this occasion I think you might have forgotten to click save as I can't see any pending posts from you. Sorry about that!

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 27 Jan 2021

        Aww :( it’s fine Katie it’s my fault not your and I will try and redo it again

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        1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
          decisive_redcurrant's comment 27 Jan 2021

          I look forward to reading your ideas!

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg aware_rabbit | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    Step 1-

    1.) I think that picture 1 would be the one that is the most likely, because there are more people. It also looks like the people are doing something at the front. This can be compared from picture 2, there is a statue that is protected by polices and the army whereas in picture 1 there are no army or polices witch are stopping them. NOT FAIR
    2.) Defiantly picture 2, because the people are braking things and showing their disagreements. This is compare to the other picture were there are loads of people but they are doing a silent march, this is not going to do much. NOT FAIR
    3.) Picture two because it has more people in it compared to the other picture were there are about 16 people in the crowd .It is NOT FAIR

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg logical_cheetah | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    black lives matter is a protest that has has raised awareness. This is to stop brutality and racism to black people.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg open_trumpet | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    Even though they haven't met all their aims i think they have reached some of them. By Change opinions, Raise awareness, Stand up for somebody, Change the way things are done.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg willing_snail | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    I think that picture two is more violent I don't think its not going to do much and change peoples opinions

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg logical_cheetah | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    SARS is a protest about to get rid of brutal police in Nigeria. They beat people and hurt people and the people are trying to stop this

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg champion_aspect | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    Dear BNC,

    Hi today I'm gonna talk about black lives matter ,people around the world are suffering around the world because of racism this CAN NOT happen! People shouldn't feel insecure at schools, homes and many more. Children feel secluded and hurt and no child should feel that pain.
    People are unique and should not be ashamed of it!
    SO I SAY STOP RACISM ITS CRUEL AND YOU DO YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!
    This needs to stop I don't want this to get out of hand everyone should get along and have peace to earth. Everyone has ups and downs and fall outs with friends its the way of life .But not like this .

    BLACK LIVES MATTER!
    Thanks for reading,

    yours,
    champion_aspect😊

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_horse | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Jan 2021

    Dear BNC,

    I thought that picture two should be on the news because as the saying goes "people should cherish the little things in life because, one day it will become something much bigger."
    and that means that the smallest of things, could make the biggest impact on life itself, and that's what I'm trying to say even though the protest was a silent one, it could still become a good one.
    On the second slide, I thought that number one was the best thing two go onto the news because they are raising awareness in a calm, peaceful way, were as the other one was just brutal.
    on the third slide, I think that number one was the most appropriate to put onto the news because, the people one the first slide were actually protesting about something important, were as, with slide two, (if you look closely) they were just posters saying "HAPPY" and things that aren't important.
    some of my friends don't agree with what I think,

    what do you think about this?
    thanks for reading😘

    sensible horse.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sensible_horse's comment 28 Jan 2021

      A very open-minded way to finish your comment, sensible_horse! Can you give us any tips on how to disagree with your friends but without making it personal?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School giving_lynx | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    29 Jan 2021

    I think picture 1 is most likely to be in the news because there are more people in the protest.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School giving_lynx | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    29 Jan 2021

    on the second set of pictures, I think that picture 2 is most likely to be in the news because it looks more violent

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      giving_lynx's comment 29 Jan 2021

      Do you think the news gives a fair view of protest if people are more likely to see report about violent protests?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    01 Feb 2021

    Hi burnet news club here are my opinion and hope you agree to!!
    For step number one
    Which picture is most likely to end up in the news
    This was a very hard decision but I thought to myself I said if both of them are very important why won’t both of them be mentioned on the news??
The reason I think this is because
    Put the first protest you can see that These people are protesting about black lives matter and personally I think that this would Not being mentioned in the news as much as how the second picture shows because black lives has mattered for a very long time and as you can see I don’t think it’s making that change in the world and with the second protest I couldn’t really see it properly but I’m guessing was Maybe a famous man made a change in the world and he died i’m not sure because I couldn’t see it properly but with looking at the pictures I think the first picture would most likely be mentioned on the news but will not be mentioned so many times as to how they mention the coronavirus.
    Step 2
    Which of theses will be most likely to be found on the news
    With the second step I think that also both of them have been mentioned but if I had to pick one I would say that picture number two because I believe that picture number one as I said it’s not making much of a change
    But with Picture number two I can see that this is very serious Because police are part of us and I don’t think people should be bringing in their anger on them
    So I think picture number two would be mentioned on the news
    With the step number three I kind of found this kind of offensive and kind of not offensive because that is exactly like saying it’s a flower petal has come of a flower that it has completely destroyed no it’s not completely destroyed because that’s only one parcel that came up there still more petals on it therefore it’s still classified as a flower for someone to come and say that if a protest Doesn’t mean every single one of those aims completely then it has not worked well imagine if you are organising a protest and you are protesting on the road for example but one of the aims she forgot which was to get at least 150 more people to join the protest you still have quite a lot of people how do you still have a quite good of a chance of making the change in the world that doesn’t mean that if you don’t get 150 more people to join in the protest is failed NO you still have a lot of people left and you never know it could still work But at the same time imagine if you have only 100 people at your protest and you need to get 170 people know it might not work as much as if you’ve got 170 people more you would have 270 in total therefore 270 people protesting could make a huge change unlike 100 which might mean a minor change will happen.
    Hope you agree with me decisive_redcurrant

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School upbeat_thought | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    02 Feb 2021

    I don't think the black lives matter protest was the best because a small percentage looked up but the others didn't still to this day people are racist and haven't adapted to the protest

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School assertive_boysenberry | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    02 Feb 2021

    In my opinion a protest does not need to reach all of their aims to say that it has worked. Even if you have only achieved a small change at least it is a step in the right direction. Lots of small changes can add up to a big change over time. So eventually the protest's aims might be met just not all at once.

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  • Hammond School logo analytical_sea | Hammond Junior School F
    03 Feb 2021

    Step 1:

    A) Picture 1 - I think this picture would be more likely to be on the news than picture 2 because there is more people, therefore more noticeable. They are holding big signs, bearing their messages they are protesting for. Unlike in the other picture, where a man has made one, small sign and statue? I think that is what is going on, anyway, as I was saying unlike in the other picture ONE man has made ONE SMALL statue and ONE TINY sign. It's not going to attract enough attention. UNFAIR - I think this unfair as just because the man didn't want to do a big march to protest, it's UNFAIR that he doesn't get as much attention.

    B) Picture 2 - Again it's all about the attention the protest gets. This looks like a riot maybe? Either way, it's a type of protest that could very dangerous and destructive. This means more people (journalists in this case) will hear about it, and then write about it, in news papers for example to make it EVEN MORE heard.

    C) Picture 2 - There is more people in picture 2, this can really affect if it's more likely to be on the news than picture 1, and it looks like it's in the street whereas picture 1 looks like they're in some dark alley?? Also, picture 2 looks like it might have some celebrities taking part. UNFAIR - The people in picture 1 can't HELP they haven't got as many supporters! They also can't help that they haven't got any celebs.

    1. How does the news convince us to see protest in a particular way? Well, if the news paper or news reporter was highlighting everything BAD about the protest, wasn't saying ANYTHING good about it, ONLY TELLING HALF OF THE STORY, ONLY ONE SIDE.

    2. We can make sure we see the full story by going to watch it? I don't really know, you can never REALLY be sure it's the whole story...

    3. The news have a lot of power over whether protest works because if the aim of the protest is to raise awareness, the news people (XD) can choose to purposely NOT show it, or talk about it in such a bad manner, that NO ONE will be on the protesters side.

    Step 2:

    I filled out the sheet here are my totals - BLM = 16/20 - Extinction Rebellion = 17/20 - Protests in Chile = 14.5/20 - Protests in Belarus = 14/20 - End SARS Protests = 15.5/20

    Step 3:

    This is a similar debate-style question as me and carful_moose spoke about in our joint post - 'Does protest work? (Joint post with carful_moose)'. Let me start by saying why don't we protest for Women's Rights anymore? Huh? Because it has 'worked'. But, did it achieve all of its aims? No, in few - but some - jobs women STILL get payed less than men in the same jobs. And another example, how come WOMEN'S football don't get as big, expensive, space taking stadiums - WHICH THE MEN DO GET!!!

    Thank you very much for reading my comment, and do look out for my final post soon!!
    analytical_sea XX

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      analytical_sea's comment 03 Feb 2021

      Some very thoughtful ideas here, analytical_sea! Just a little pointer - actually people do still campaign for women's rights all over the world. Maybe you could do some research on this and let us know what you find?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School decisive_politics | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    03 Feb 2021

    I think Black Lives Matter protests.
    I have never heard of the protests in Chile.
    I think the extinction rebellion protests have changed how people think of it.
    I have never heard of the protests in Belarus.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      decisive_politics's comment 03 Feb 2021

      Could you give an example of something you have learnt from the Issue about one of the protests you had not heard of before?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School decisive_politics | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    03 Feb 2021

    I think Black Lives Matter protests have changed how people think.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      decisive_politics's comment 03 Feb 2021

      Can you explain how, decisive_politics?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School sympathetic_horse | Lyons Hall Primary School F
    04 Feb 2021

    Step 1

    I think Picture 1 is most likely to be in the news as it shows more people taking part which means that it will make more of an impact. Picture 2 is showing peaceful protest with not many people there so people wouldn't be interested in seeing this as it is not exciting. This is not fair but it doesn't show both sides of protesting and only the bad side.

    Picture 2 - Because it is showing violence and criminals and more interesting to be on news. It is not fair again because only showing the bad sides and no good side of the protest again. It would make people hate the cause and protesters.

    I think Picture 1 because it is talking about climate change and that is very important right now. They are trying to make people make a difference for the future. I think it is fair to be in news as important and it is peaceful the way they are doing it.

    The news convinces us by saying what they want and printing photos and articles of what they want and fake pictures. This does not give people two sides of a story. It just gives one side and wants people to agree with their view. We can make sure we see the full story by visiting different news websites and the actual protest website and wikipedia and make your own decision based on all different opinions. The news has quite a lot of power over a protest because millions of people see the news and most will agree and wont do their own research. Also news has shocking pictures that are sometimes not the true story and fake by the angle of which it is taken.

    I disagree with the quote because if a protest had 10 aims and only got 9 then it still is really good as they have changed 9 things. Also their aims might change along the way with different opinions added. You could have 10 aims and only achieve 1 but that is good as you still have changed 1 thing. You could agree with the quote by saying if it hasnt met all its aims then they have failed because they havent set out what they wanted to achieve. Also if it hasnt met everything then it may not have made the biggest change it could.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sympathetic_horse's comment 04 Feb 2021

      In-depth answers, sympathetic_horse! What if a protest achieved 9/10 of its aims, but the 1 aim it missed was the most important one of all?

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  • Hammond School logo reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C
    05 Feb 2021

    reflective_artic_fox here, here are my answers to this post:
    1. I think that the first is more likely to get mentioned in the news as it has a lot of people in it, whereas the second one has less people, but with more police around. News reporters tend to focus on the bigger news, with more people involved in it.
    b. I think that the second picture is more likely to be in the news as in the protest they are all causing havoc, destroying police cars, interfering with other peoples life. Also, they are wearing face masks so the news could report it as people are not sticking to protocol, and are instead rioting on the streets. The first picture seems to be a march, again, wearing face masks, and they doing it peacefully, and as I said before, sometimes news platforms focus on things that they think are bigger or more important.
    c. In my opinion, the second one is more likely to be in the news as it has a celebrity in it. However, protests don’t need celebrities to work all the time. I am not exactly sure what they are protesting about on the second one, but the first is a march about climate change.
    2. How does the news convince us to think in a certain way about a protest?
    The news sometimes tries to focus on the violence in a protest, so that thee protest would be viewed in a bad light. The news tries to control what people can see and know about, but not all do.
    3. How can we make sure we see the full story?
    If we are at the scene of the protest, or look at a range of views on the protest, then we can usually tell what the actual story was.
    4. How much power does the news have over whether a protest works?
    I think that that depends on the state of place you are in. If you are in one like England, then the news wouldn’t have that much control over protests, as it is democratic and lets people protest. However, places such as Korea actually make the news try to stop a protest. In conclusion, I think that it would be 6 out of ten.
    Challenge questions:
    I have seen the following protests displayed in the news quite a lot, and they were displayed both positively and negatively. When shown positively, the protest can thrive very well, and can make more people convinced to join it. However, if shown negatively, then it could affect the way the protest works, and also the people there. However, that is not always the case. For example, if the person or people who shown the protest badly was not really trusted by anyone else, then that could mean more supporters, as they might think about the opposite of what has been exaggerated, and they don’t trust them in the first place and could immediately think that they could be lying.

    Black Lives Matter:
    Aim 1- Change the way things are done= 3/5
    Aim 2- Change opinions= 4/5
    Aim 3- Raise awareness= 5/5
    Aim 4- Stand up for someone= 4/5
    Total= 16/20
    Did it work?
    I think that this protest sort of worked, as more people are supporting this group. However, not much is being done to help with it. Some leaders seem to be waiting for the last possible moment until they have to help with the protest.

    Extinction Rebellion:
    Aim 1- Change the way things are done= 4/5
    Aim 2- Change opinions= 3/5
    Aim 3- Raise awareness= 5/5
    Aim 4- Stand up for someone= 3/5
    Total= 15/20
    Did it work?
    I think that this protest did work, as many people are deciding to take action against climate change. However, companies that profit from climate change might want it to resume, and I have a feeling that if action is delayed any longer, there will be little hope of preventing it.

    Protests in Chile:
    Aim 1- Change the way things are done= 5/5
    Aim 2- Change opinions= 4/5
    Aim 3- Raise awareness= 4/5
    Aim 4- Stand up for someone= 3/5
    Total= 16/20
    Did it work?
    I think that this protest did work, as they Chilean government have promised to change its ways- 78% of the people wanted to help poor people cope with their taxes, and the protests are slowly dying down.

    Protests in Belarus:
    Aim 1- Change the way things are done= 4/5
    Aim 2- Change opinions= 2/5
    Aim 3- Raise awareness= 5/5
    Aim 4- Stand up for someone= 4/5
    Total= 15/20
    Did it work?
    I think that this protest sort of worked, despite Alexander Lukashenko still being in office. Other governments have started boycotting the government, and stopped giving them goods, unless something about him was done. Even the politicians themselves can't go into other countries, and that's why I think there is a chance that they'll crack under all the pressure and give the people what they wanted.

    End SARS protests:
    Aim 1- Change the way things are done= 5/5
    Aim 2- Change opinions= 3/5
    Aim 3- Raise awareness= 5/5
    Aim 4- Stand up for someone= 2/5
    Total= 15/20
    Did it work?
    Again, I think that this sort of worked. This is however more to the 'no' section than the 'yes' one, as the government have promised twice to get rid of SARS, but to no avail. Despite this, a lot more people are now joining in with the protest, despite it being a seemingly small one. Money has also been ended to the protestors to help.


    5- I do not agree with this comment, as the aims can differ in importance. If you only met one out of 5 aims, but that was the key aim, then in my opinion that was a success. A protest can change its own aims as well. However, I can also agree with this quote if each aim was of equal amount. Even then, getting around 7/10 aims is good, and I think that it would work in this case if more than half of the aims were met.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      reflective_artic_fox's comment 05 Feb 2021

      Thank you for sharing your thinking from this session, reflective_arctic_fox. I have awarded you with a star for combining your speaking and problem-solving skills to give some fantastic explanations. Well done.

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  • Hammond School logo helpful_sparrow | Hammond Junior School B
    05 Feb 2021

    I think that picture 1 in 1st slide would be in the news,2nd slide would be picture 2 because theirs lots of violence in it and then on 3rd slide also pic 2 because somebody famous is in the protest so it could be more effective. Thanks for reading. Helpful sparrow signing out.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reflective_grasshopper | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    05 Feb 2021

    It was a very interesting lesson and i still can not believe that president is still in charge in
    Belarus

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      reflective_grasshopper's comment 05 Feb 2021

      What do you think should be done about this, reflective_grasshopper?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School ingenious_leaf | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    05 Feb 2021

    picture 1 because there are more people and there less people in picture 2. i don't link it's fair

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      ingenious_leaf's comment 05 Feb 2021

      Could you say why you don't think it's fair, ingenious_leaf?

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School ingenious_leaf | Lyons Hall Primary School A
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 12 Feb 2021

        because you need to have more people to prostest in a matter

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School ingenious_leaf | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    05 Feb 2021

    I think picture 1 because people are saying that there are more people saying about there is no planet b and in picture 2 people are not talking about climate

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  • Penketh Primary Logo adventurous_raisin | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    Dear BNC friends,
    My comment is going to be based a step 3.
    I do not agree with that girl, just because it did not hit all it's aims does not mean it is unsuccessful. For example ...
    You might want to get lots of vitamin C so you eat fruit but then it gets you some other vitamins that you did not expect.
    Imagine the fruit is the protest and vitamin C is the the aim. And most of the time it only matters if you think you have done yourself proud trying to make whatever that change is.
    Sorry if that does not make full sense or if you do not agree with me :)
    ADVENTUROUS_RAISIN xoxo

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  • Penketh Primary Logo unique_lime | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    on step 2 i think picture 2 is more likely to be in the news because it looked like there was voilence and i do not think this is fair

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  • Penketh Primary Logo serious_guitar | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    My comment is for step three. I don't agree with the girl because I think some protests can change. Because if the people who are protesting listen to the people who aren't they could both share opinions and maybe find something to agree on it. This doesn't always work, because I think BLM is so important. But in the pizza protest from week one, if the guy who didn't like pineapple could have listened to the the pizza shop guy more , they could have found him a pizza place that doesn't sell pineapple and he could have loved it and told people to go there and been positive. And the pizza owner would still have his shop.

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  • Penketh Primary Logo communicative_context | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    Dear Tom and Olivia,
    this is for step one.
    I believe that out of the first set of pictures picture two is most likely to go on the news because it is a riot and it could be dangerous, i personally do not think that is fair because the calm protest won't have a greater chance of achiving their aim because not many people will know about it but the riot says otherwise because citizens across the nation tune in to the news and people from different places may want to join in.
    But on set two, i think picture one will go on the news because climate change is important for our future and this isn't fair because all protests need to be heard.
    thx for reading hope you agree.:)

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  • Penketh Primary Logo witty_rock | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    Dear BNC...

    These are my opinions on the score sheet I did.

    BLM (Black Lives Matter)
    Aim 1: 3/5
    Aim 2: 4/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 5/5

    Extinction Rebellion
    Aim 1: 3/5
    Aim 2: 3/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 4/5

    Protest In Belarus

    Aim 1: 2/5
    Aim 2: 2/5
    Aim 3: 3/5
    Aim 4: 3/5

    End SARS
    Aim 1: 4/5
    Aim 2: 3/5
    Aim 3: 4/5
    Aim 4: 4/5

    Thanks for reading!
    -witty_rock

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      witty_rock's comment 08 Feb 2021

      Can you give a summary of who got the highest points and why? And who got the lowest points and why?

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  • Penketh Primary Logo communicative_context | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    Also for step three I think that the quote is wrong because it's not unsuccesful it it has not met all of it's aims it just means that it's partly succesful but it could do better.
    Think of a timetable, and you are half way through the day so half your aims are ticked, this doesn't mean you have not done it. it means that you have done some but not all.
    But once again thanks for reading :)

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  • Penketh Primary Logo jubilant_pigeon | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    I think the BLM protests seem to be the most successful , don't get me wrong the work still needs to continue but the reaction so far is a positive one and peoples mind set has changed and needs to change
    in a good way . The least successful is the protests in Belarus because the president is still in power and it seems like lots of things that have been done . What more can people do ? More violent protests ? Where will it end?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      jubilant_pigeon's comment 08 Feb 2021

      Interesting questions!

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  • Penketh Primary Logo resilient_seahorse | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    I think that this video if very interesting and will inspire people, especially the young people my age that still have a lot longer in life to go. I agree with Tom that there is still a lot to be done, but we have done a lot already. I think that BLM seems to be the most successful of all protests but once again, there is still a lot to be done. In my opinion, global warning is the least successful because there is only little that has changed. I want to know that is there a less violent way to protest? Is there a safe way in terms of the Covid-19 restrictions? Is there a way that police don't need to get involved?

    -resilient_seahorse x

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  • Penketh Primary Logo sceptical_sheep | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    Nice video step 1 picture 2 the people look like them are hitting a car that mean people might be aggressive in protest or pic 1 they are on the road, ok that fine but your on the road trying to get to work and people are in the road your angry and don't wanna get out your car what would you do ? Covid ok people and stil protesting in 2021 in covid. Are they even allowed to do that? If they are why am I not allowed to see my family!!?
    ! Like if they are ill be angry wbut please if you thought I was rude in anyway I'm sorry



    Sceptical_sheepxx

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  • Penketh Primary Logo noble_ladder | Penketh Primary School
    08 Feb 2021

    thank you I really enjoyed the video I think the protest that will get the highest votes is black lives matter

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo rational_wasp | Cyfarthfa Park Primary A
    11 Feb 2021

    2 on the second slide I would say number 2 because they are vandalizing a police car and it looks violent and it could hurt people

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg comfortable_chemistry | Michael Faraday School
    18 Feb 2021

    Picture 1 - I believe that picture one would more likely be in the news because of the massive quantity of people gathered to protests. Compared to picture 2 the amount of people would make picture one's protests look more important. This is unfair since I think both protests serve an important purpose.

    Picture 2 - I believe that picture 2 would more likely be in the news since people are rioting or using violence against each other. It would also be in the news since the they often shows the negative sides to things instead of the positive to get more viewers. This is very unfair since picture one seems to be using a peaceful march to get their voices heard and the point of organizing a protests is to make people feel united and heard not divided and unsafe.

    Picture 3 - I've done some research for this picture and it seems that a lot of influential celebrities like Katy Perry and Ariana Grande joined that protest, The Women's March on January 21-22 2017. It would most likely be in the news because of the celebrities involved and the amount of people that participated. Altogether the people that participated in the USA's Women's march was about 2 million people making it one of the biggest protests in US history. This is both fair and unfair since these celebrities are standing up for what they believe in but they're also attracting their fans to join the protests for them and not the cause.

    comfortable_chemistry

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      comfortable_chemistry's comment 18 Feb 2021

      Good research, comfortable_chemistry! Do you think that if a fan follows a celebrity and shows solidarity for a good cause, but for the "wrong" reason, that's still a good thing?

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  • Hillyfield School logo plucky_butterfly | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    05 Mar 2021

    Step 2: Black Lives Matter
    4/5
    4/5
    5/5
    3/5

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  • Hillyfield School logo plucky_butterfly | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    05 Mar 2021

    Step 3:
    I don't agree with this quote because if they have met some of their aims then it has worked because it may have changed peoples minds

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