On July 1st, we held our annual awards ceremony for young people taking part in the Burnet News Club. For the second (and hopefully last time!) we hosted it online. We asked teachers to send us photos and videos of their students celebrating the awards ceremony. For a guaranteed smile, […]
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A LIVE session with over 600 global students
On May 11th 2021 students from across the globe joined a live online event to celebrate their work so far in our annual Global Conversation. Over the past three weeks, students across the world have used our resources in their classrooms to learn about how countries can “build back greener” […]
The Global Conversation is nearly here!
The countdown has begun to the Global Conversation! Students and experts from across the world will engage with each other about how countries can “build back greener” after the coronavirus pandemic. Between April 19th and May 30th 2021, this unique programme gives students the opportunity to explore a current news […]
Who was Alastair Burnet?
Our flagship programme for schools, the Burnet News Club, is named after Sir Alastair Burnet, a former editor of The Economist who was driven by making the news accessible to everyone. It’s a mission we share. In an illustrious career, Alastair also presented ITN’s News at Ten, the first hour-long […]
2019 Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony
On June 18th, we held our sixth annual Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The ceremony, hosted by the Royal Collection, celebrated another year of the club and recognised exceptional students from participating schools. Awards were presented to ten outstanding students, and we announced the […]
Children vote in favour of freedom of speech
Should a university city defend open debate or protect their community from abusive speech? That’s the question that over 1,000 young people were discussing during an interactive, virtual event run by The Economist Educational Foundation on Friday 1st February 2019. The majority of schools (63%) voted to defend open debate. […]
Winners celebrate at the Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony
Last night we held our fifth annual Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Tom Standage, the deputy editor of The Economist, spoke at the event about the importance of developing news literacy before awarding ten pupils from schools across the country with certificates to recognise […]
Why gender equality is important? Not just for me, or for women but for everyone.
For a home-learning resource on coronavirus and gender, suitable for learners age 9-14, click here! By David Kennedy This post was written by a student in the Burnet News Club. Seeing as February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the “Representation of The People Act of 1918”, I feel that […]
Why marketing with a social purpose needs thought.
Michael Brunt, CMO and MD of Circulation at The Economist, on the need for authenticity in feel-good marketing strategies. Increasingly, marketers are starting to hang their brand strategy on social purpose; the idea that the product contributes to a greater good. Nils Leonard, former Creative Officer at Grey London advertising, […]