"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."
Countries send help to Morocco
How to help
World leaders’ G20 meeting finishes
Back to basics for Swedish students
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Prisoner caught after police hunt
UK prison categories
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY • 17 September 2011
UK rejoins science programme
Jazz group wins music prize
Beach kite festival takes off
Sir Mo Farah runs his final race
THE WEEK’S SILLIEST HEADLINE
Around the world
Should nature have legal rights? • Some people think that nature should be equal to humans.
Sailing the seas • Sailor Tom Marsh tells of his racing adventures.
Bindeshwar Pathak 1943–2023 • How an idea for a toilet helped thousands of women.
THEY SAID IT!
Scientists help tennis to go green
Making jewellery from junk
Attract noisy acorn-loving jays
Humans stress out whale sharks
Good week/Bad week
Do warthogs really have warts?
Travelling in style to learn about culture • In the 18th century, wealthy young people toured Europe.
Photos of the week
Bog snorkellers dive in
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
The joy of joining in • Getting involved in group activities is a great way to make new friends.
Benefits of teamwork
Top tips for starting your own club
Pirate life revealed • Unlock the secrets behind those notorious villains of the high seas.
Three more museums of seafaring
5 books about books and words • These books open up the world of stories, and introduce some new and old writers.
Anthony Horowitz • The bestselling author tells us what he shares with his character, Alex Rider.
Turning the past into stories • A look behind the line-up for The Week Junior Book Festival this half-term.
ON MY SHELF
Getting out and about • Celebrate World Car Free Day on two legs (or wheels).
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
GAME OF THE WEEK
Make a homework schedule
Bookshop forgiven for change
Sweet tribute to London landmark
A sneaky type of ice cream
Mystery thief unmasked at last
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Join the race to beat childhood cancer
Childhood Cancer Awareness month
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Teacher OF THE WEEK
THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
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