"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."
King expresses regret in Kenya
Kenya opens to Africans
Aid groups ask for a ceasefire in Gaza
Transforming the past
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
King’s Speech opens Parliament
UK’s AI Safety Summit
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
UK’s first child-friendly city
Plastic made into poppies
Lonely sheep saved at last
England’s changing voices
THE WEEK’S SILLIEST HEADLINE
Around the world
Should fireworks be banned? • Some people say they are bad news for people and animals.
What you need to know
LAST WEEK’S POLL
Three reasons why fireworks should be banned
Three reasons why fireworks should not be banned
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
The juggling record breaker • Simeon Graham, 15, taught himself the circus skill.
Phyllis Latour 1921–2023 • Phyllis was a secret agent (a spy) during the Second World War.
“” THEY SAID IT!
Cat have 276 unique expressions
Cats choose to ignore calls
Atlantic salmon jump upstream
Starfish are all head and no limbs
We remember those who have died in war • Every year we pay tribute to those who died fighting in wars.
Celebrating the poppy
How dust destroyed the dinosaurs
The longest neck ever seen
Photos of the week
New WBBL season starts
Basketball in numbers
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Make a noise about bullying • Speaking up and being kind to others is good for you too.
The difference between banter and bullying
Opening up animation • Get lost in a world of moving pictures.
What else is on at the festival?
The Hunger Games takes to the stage
THIS WEEK’S WATCH LIST
5 new books in popular series • These stories pick up the tale from where their authors last left off.
Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir
Pedro Martin • The illustrator and author remembers his best (worst) family holidays.
What makes you feel warm? • A new poem looks at how kindness is connected to warmth.
ON MY SHELF
Discover more music • Latest features from music-streaming apps change the way we listen.
GAME OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Write a Diwali poem
Seeking out a rare snail shell
A super Spider-Man spectacular
The grand price of a steak dinner
Choose your cinema pee break
The heroes of the Second World War
“What Makes Me Different” creative writing competition
YOUR PHOTOS • We’d love to see your snaps. Send them to us at email@example.com Don’t forget to tell us why you took them.
Teacher OF THE WEEK
THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
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