"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."
Spectacular sites protected
The Silk Road corridor
Voting begins in Australian referendum
Hollywood writers return to work
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
New fossil fuel plans criticised
North Sea oil and gas
WORD OF THE WEEK
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
New children’s PM wanted
Train guard remembered
A fantastic fungal discovery
Book awards winners revealed
THE WEEK’S SILLIEST HEADLINE
Around the world
Do shops start Christmas too early? • Some people think festive items should only be sold in December.
What you need to know
LAST WEEK’S POLL
Three reasons why shops start Christmas too early
Three reasons why shops don’t start Christmas too early
Exploring magical places • Actor prepares for Harry Potter Book Day.
Painting leaders’ portraits
From roots to tracksuits
“”THEY SAID IT!
Learning how to speak to whales
Why whales wear seaweed
Silver birch shimmers gold too
Can meerkats read moods?
Animal of the week
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How to take our reader survey
UK scientists to build super laser
A laser to control lightning
Maths before bedtime sticks in the memory
Photos of the week
Junior golfers enjoy Ryder Cup
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Talk about your worries • Opening up about your feelings and sharing them helps you to feel better.
Helpful tips for supporting a friend
The benefits of talking to someone you trust
Family roots inspire magic show • Magician Ben Hart uses Indian street magic.
Three more marvellous magic shows
5 books for World Space Week • Check out these adventures to celebrate World Space Week (4–10 October).
Roots of Happiness • 100 Words for Joy and Hope
Susie Dent • The word expert tells The Week Junior why she loves Halloween.
Your superpowered summer of books • We look back at our Summer of Reading campaign.
ON MY SHELF
Roblox heads to PS • Roblox is coming to PlayStation consoles and virtual reality.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
GAME OF THE WEEK
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Make a glowing coral reef What you need
The skydiver and the unicorn
A cheese-tastic world record
Councillor turned into a gargoyle
How to live like an ogre
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Halloween comes early
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Teacher OF THE WEEK
THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
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