"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."
Boat sinks off Greek coast
Bronze Age sword found in Germany
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Swiss vote for a green future
MPs agree that Johnson lied
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Covid Inquiry calls ex-PM
Protest against uniform rules
Baked beans to grow in UK
Kite festival draws a crowd
Kids’ PM calls for online safety
Around the world
Is AI bad for new music? • Some people say that computers could replace real-life musicians.
The star student with big dreams • Graduating at 14 is just the start for Kairan Quazi.
Kaija Saariaho 1952–2023 • The Finnish composer who was inspired by the natural world.
Myna birds tested for freedom
Kick-start your summer adventures
Hazel dormice into the wild
Ants use landmarks to get home
Burmese peacock softshell turtle
Giving everyone a say in their country • Discover how parliamentary democracy gives people a voice.
Four important steps to modern democracy in Britain
Satellite shows heat loss from space
How buildings can be insulated
Photos of the week
The Ashes series starts
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Open your heart • Compassion helps to build connections with others and boosts wellbeing.
Three ideas to help build compassion
A joyful museum • Visitors step into a world of wonder and creativity at the new Young V&A.
Three other museums for young people in the UK
Elio’s mission among the stars
THIS WEEK’S WATCH LIST
5 thrilling new adventures • These adventure stories are new to the shelves and perfect for summer holidays.
E.L. Norry • The Fablehouse author tells us about her hero and the magic in the universe.
Fantastic fiction for younger readers • The shortlisted books in the Younger Fiction category are a brilliant way into reading.
MEET THE JUDGES • Say hello to the people who will decide which of the eight books wins this award.
Trouser power! • Celebrate Wallace and Gromit with these sites and apps.
GAME OF THE WEEK
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Map your neighbourhood
The deepest sleep in the world
Tropical jungle in the back garden
Bendy teenager rolls for records
A sculpture good enough to eat
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
My charity run
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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