"When you are young, you’re naturally curious about the world and everything in it. But the world seems made for grown-ups; complex and unknowable. That’s why we’ve created The Week Junior. It explains the news and events in ways that children understand; immediate, colourful, exciting. From news to nature, science to geography, and sport to books, The Week Junior explores an extraordinary array of topics from around the globe. Written to engage a young person’s point of view, without spoon-feeding or patronising, it explains events in a safe, accessible and inspiring way."
Group seizes power in Niger
New law in Israel sparks fierce protests
Horses help prevent wildfires
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Sunak commits to oil and gas drilling
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY • 6 August 1928
Community saves skate park
Around the world
Are swimming pools bet ter than the beach? • Some people think pools are nicer and safer than the sea.
Pool champion swims for glory • Freya Anderson has her eyes set on the Olympics.
The royal Swan Marker
A surgeon who stitches
THEY SAID IT!
DNA tests could save sharks
Get stuck to greater burdock
Italian dogs help Scottish lambs
Good week Bad week
Animal of the week • Guam kingfisher
What do you feed animals in the zoo?
The power of play • Playgrounds went from dull sandpits to today’s fun zones.
Three of the coolest playgrounds around the world
Watch meteors light up the night sky
Photos of the week
Teenagers take titles
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Boost your energy • Work out whether being with others gives you energy or takes it away.
Journey through time • Take a trip into the past with these epic and thrilling adventures.
Three more places to uncover the past
5 books about curious creatures • In these brilliant books find out about fleas, foxes and some unexpected friendships.
The Wonder Brothers
Frank Cottrell-Boyce • The author talks about the “happy place” that can come from reading.
Share your superpower • For as long as humans have existed they have shared stories out loud.
Finding the facts • Learn how to spot fake news and wrong information online.
GAME OF THE WEEK
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
APP OF THE WEEK
Create a light-up starry night
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
My amazing lollipop lady
YOUR PHOTOS • We’d love to see your snaps. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to tell us why you took them.
Teacher OF THE WEEK
Quiz of the week
The Week Junior