"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."
Army takes power in Gabon
Gabon fact file
India prepares for G20 meeting in Delhi
Ban on abayas in French schools
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Safety checks ordered for schools
What is RAAC?
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Totem pole to be returned
Fans mark Hogwarts Day
Tram named after Lioness
Second Hand September begins
Around the world
Is cereal better than toast? • Both are breakfast heroes – but it’s time to choose a champion.
Freedom to play • The chess champion who had to flee her country.
A poem fit for a queen
Art as an act of protest
“”THEY SAID IT!
Native birds are back in the wild
Problems for penguins
Search oak for silk button galls
Car users can help with survey
Animal of the week
Computers that can think for themselves • How artificial intelligence is changing the way we live.
Three big steps for artificial intelligence
Laughter truly is the best medicine
The different types of giggles
Neptune’s dark spot is seen from Earth
Photos of the week
Athletes enjoy World Games
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Numbers to know
It’s good to ask for help • Learning how to ask others to lend a hand is an important life skill.
Ways to ask someone to give you a hand
I needed help to start a piece of writing
Step into a Moon palace • This travelling art and science project is dedicated to a famous engineer.
Three more space-related activities
5 new book series not to miss • Do you enjoy adventures that come in a series? Get started with these first books.
Brilliant Black British History
Atinuke • The author reveals a couple of her favourite characters from her book.
The Wigtown festival turns 25 • At the end of September, Wigtown turns into a circus of all kinds of book-related fun.
ON MY SHELF
Shake your maracas • Go crazy and dance like a monkey with Samba de Amigo: Party Central.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Make recycled fabric pots
A strange place to get a drink
Fathers pose for a special cause
Slippery wrestlers get the gravy
Be friendly and spread joy
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Our fundraising challenge
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Teacher OF THE WEEK
THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
The Week Junior