The Week Junior is a brilliant current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. It’s filled with fascinating stories and information, written to engage curious young minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them.
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The Week Junior
Covid-19 vaccine programme begins
Hundreds of new species are identified
US leader starts work
Mount Etna erupts
Life-saving new treatment is a gift
2021 census is completed
Fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls are found
Justice for George Floyd
Tributes paid to Prince Philip
US film awards celebrate firsts
Election winners make history
Rome’s Colosseum is to get a new floor
Rover lands on Mars
Queen honours a caring nation
UK says thank you to the NHS
World Heritage sites reviewed
Climate report urges action
Students achieve record results
US and its allies leave Afghanistan
US marks 20 years since 9/11
Covid-19 jabs are offered to over-12s
Young people demand change
Life-saving malaria vaccine is approved
Earthshot Prize winners revealed
Spacecraft sets off on collision course
Magnificent Roman mosaic is revealed
Concern as Covid cases rise again
Josephine Baker honoured
Storms cause power cuts
Is it ok to regift Christmas presents? • Unwanted gifts are a fact of life. Some say pass them on.
The heroes of 2021 • Meet some of The Week Junior’s favourite people from the past 12 months.
Charity plans to bring back wildcats • There was no shortage of Interesting animal stories in 2021-here are just a few of our favourites.
Sea slugs move to cooler seas
Giant pandas out of danger
Baby gorilla is born to be wild
Whales thrived in pandemic peace
Climate deal at COP26 • Look back at 2021’s most important and exciting environment stories.
What’s in the deal?
Cactus blooms in UK
Amazing umbrella algae found
Swiss scientists study soiled pants
Space tourism takes off • Discover some of 2021's most exciting science stories
Touchdown for Perseverance
Meet the monkeydactyl
Sniffer dogs have a nose for Covid
Scientists reveal Tudor secrets
The future of travel takes off • Catch up with the year’s big stories in technology and engineering.
Electric car batteries power up
Meet Pazzi the pizzabot
3D-printed ivory to help elephants
Simple solutions to screen fatigue
Sporting moments of 2021
FESTIVE FUN • This mindbending holiday puzzle section can be removed from the middle of your magazine. Carefully pull out the pages then give yourself a brain-boosting workout.
Sporting starts of 2021 • With big sporting events back in the calendar, many amazing athletes hit the headlines this year.
New goals for New Year • Think about your future and get 2022 off to a positive start.
Top tips for goal-setting
How to bounce back
The best films 2021 • Get stuck in to some of the past year’s most-loved movies.
The best games of 2021 • It’s game on for monkeys, football, photography and more in this selection of six of the year’s best releases.
Award-winning books • It’s been another brilliant year for readers and these titles have all won prizes.
Make a surreal 3D game
The joy of cooking • Make the most of the school holidays by having fun in the kitchen.
Our favourite front pages • All sorts of stories made it onto the cover in 2021, but these six earned top...