The Week Junior is a brilliant current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. It’s filled with fascinating stories and information, written to engage curious young minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them.
Snow and ice chill the UK
Enjoy the cold safely
England men’s team out of World Cup
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Orion capsule splashes down
Government gives go-ahead for coal mine
WORD OF THE WEEK • NIVEOUS
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
What is coal?
New cancer therapy works
Walrus on English beach
Ten-year-old is cover star
Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize
Around the world
Should parents name babies whatever they like? • Names are changing as parents want their children to stand out.
Diver springs back • Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix on sadness and success.
Sleeping under the stars
Meet Santa’s little helper
THEY SAID IT!
Traffic gives robins road rage
December moths flit to fairy lights
Help endangered birds
A classic Christmas story • Celebrating an enchanting ballet first performed 130 years ago.
The Nutcracker characters
Why lightning isn’t straight
How lightning rods work
Brains of children look different after lockdown
Volcano even bigger than thought
DISCOVER THE SCIENCE BEHIND TOYS
Photos of the week
Festive fun for sprinting Santas
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Blue Santa sprinters
Get together to play games • Board games are a great way to have fun and create shared memories.
Readers’ favourite games
Tips to organise your own games night
Brighton burns the clocks • On the darkest day of the year, this lantern festival brings light and joy.
More traditional winter festivals
Wands at the ready • The trailer, website and release date for Hogwarts Legacy are revealed.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
GAME OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
5 books to make you feel festive • Get in the mood for Christmas with these tales, all set in the season to be jolly.
Jenny Pearson • The Operation Nativity author talks about festive fun and a love of spuds.
HOW, WHAT, WHERE?
“IT MAKES ME HAPPY”
Make your own wrapping paper
The log that poos out presents
A German fruitcake parade
Spiders spin a rich seasonal story
A fishy good-luck charm
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Our trip to Amsterdam
Nominate a cancer survivor
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Teacher OF THE WEEK
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THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
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