BNC Awards - Exciting news!


The Burnet News Club awards take place at Buckingham Palace at the end of the year. We'll be letting your teachers know who has been nominated VERY soon.

Who's invited?

  • Representatives from TEN schools who are shortlisted for the overall BNC award
  • TEN outstanding students
  • The teachers nominated for BNC Teacher of the Year

How do people get chosen?

  • Leaderboards: we'll check out the leaderboards - but that's not all that counts!
  • Progress: we'll read comments and posts to see who has developed their skills
  • Sessions: we'll consider the sessions we've visited and reports from teachers
  • Above and beyond: we'll think about clubs or students who have used their BNC skills and confidence outside of the classroom.


You can help us out too! You can suggest why your teacher should win an award or tell us about a student whose work you always enjoy reading. They must be at a different school to you. Write your reasons below. Thanks!

Comments (6)

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_saxophone
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 15 May 2019

    I truly think that my BNC teacher should win an award because she is always trying her best to help us get a good understanding of the issue/the work of each session. Another reason why I nominate my teacher is that she is always trying her hardest to get us all to improve on the 5BNC skills and she never lets us down. My teacher is also a good nominee because she is a woman who you can just look at and get inspired. I am not saying all these facts just because I want my teacher to get an award I am saying these because all of our group truly believes that she is a fantastic role model and that she is always there to help us understand the true meaning of the topics. I hope after hearing some of the great things about my teacher you give her an award.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 15 May 2019 in reply to hopeful_saxophone's comment

    That's excellent to know! Thanks for sharing, and I'm really glad she's had a big impact on you.

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg good_hedgehog
    Streatham Wells Primary School 15 May 2019

    I think my BNC teacher Erica should be nominated again for an award because she always improves are 5 skills and always challenges us to make us think for a different point of view or to develop our reasoning. If we are unsure about something or a bit confused about how something happens she tries to give examples that she has been through. Erica is always positive and never lets a negative topic get to negative and always stays on the positive side of things. If the group all agrees on something she tells us a situation which may change our minds and make us to think harder. Overall she is a friendly, happy and joyful teacher and therefore Erica should win an award.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg noble_crab
    Michael Faraday School 15 May 2019

    Great I am so excited!

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 15 May 2019

    My BNC teacher should get an award because like hopeful_saxophone said she's a very influential person. Furthermore, even when we are not doing BNC sessions she still makes sure that we use the skills ,for example English lessons. Also, she gives everyone a chance to express their opinions and ,if she does have her own views on the issue, she will still take into account what we have said. She helps us at expressing our opinions in a very clear way, instead of just waffling. When we first started, she said we are very "excitable" and that "we talk a lot" ( especially on BNC live ). When I think about it now, I agree. However, she was able to turn that excitability into well informed opinions, using the skills. I think that this is a very important quality of a BNC teacher. She understands how BNC works and what to do in sessions; she puts her own spin on things as well though, which makes sessions a lot more fun. Whatever situation that we're in, she finds a way to make it work. Sometimes she even finds a way to do two sessions in the same hour. Now that you've read this I hope you choose Miss Baker to get an award. :)

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg broadminded_honeydew
    Morley Newlands Academy 17 May 2019

    I think my teacher should get the award because she gives every time and what ever you need.Please choose mrs mellars for a award

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