The Week Junior

The Week Junior


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.

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lockdown inspires more people to start cycling

Since countries went into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, there has been a huge increase in the number of people using bicycles. In response, world governments have announced new plans that could make transport more environmentally friendly in the future. What’s happening? Across the world, the number of bike journeys has gone up as people take fewer trips by car and public transport because of the coronavirus lockdown. In some parts of the UK, there has been a 70% rise in the number of people going cycling. Bike shops have also reported a big rise in sales. Halfords, in the UK, says that sales of some cycling equipment have risen by 500% since the lockdown began. In Australia, bike shops are struggling to meet demand. One store owner said that…

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what do you think?

THEO GRACE (aged seven):“In the past eight weeks since lockdown began, I have been able to ride every day and I love it!” JANYA AGARWAL (aged nine): “I enjoy cycling with my family during lockdown because it helps me get fresh air. Anyone can learn how to ride a bike and, trust me on this one, the hard work is totally worth it! I am going to cycle more after lockdown ends because now I know how much fun it is.” EDWARD KEARNEY (aged 10): “I like cycling because it’s quite easy to do it, and it’s really quick to just go anywhere.”…

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eid is celebrated under lockdown

On 23 and 24 May, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. To celebrate, Muslims will give thanks to Allah (God), decorate their homes and hold parties. They will also prepare special meals of meat, rice, spices and sweets. For hundreds of years, many parents have given their children a special present called eidiyah, which is usually money, to mark the festival. Many of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims observe two Eid festivals each year. Eid al-Fitr means “festival of breaking fast”, and it marks the end of Ramadan, a period when people do not eat during daylight hours. Ramadan remembers the time when the Qur’an (the Islamic holy book) was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Eid al-Adha is held later in the year, after…

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students help out in space salad study

Growing salad in space is a step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to hundreds of thousands of young people who helped conduct an out-of-this-world experiment. The project started in 2015, when British astronaut Tim Peake took a million rocket seeds with him on his journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The seeds spent six months there before they were sent back to Earth in 2016. In a message sent from the ISS, Peake said the science experiment was to find out if the conditions in space, such as lack of gravity, affected the seeds’ ability to grow. Around 600,000 pupils at 8,600 schools in the UK were then asked to grow the rocket seeds that had been to space, along with regular seeds that had never left the planet. Peake…

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it’s an amazing week for…

COLONEL TOM MOORE Colonel Tom Moore, who is now 100 years old, has been awarded a knighthood for raising more than £32 million for charities supporting the NHS. Moore walked 100 laps of his garden in April. The knighthood means he will soon be known as “Sir Tom”. A SPECIAL SURPRISE A medal from the First World War (1914–1918), which was lost for around 50 years, was found on 8 May. Metal detectorists Dean McLaughlin and Jack Donoghue found the medal in a park in Idle, near Bradford, England. The medal belonged to a soldier called Harold Varley and has now been returned to his great-nephew. WHITE STORKS White stork chicks have hatched in the wild in the UK for the first time in hundreds of years. The eggs hatched on the Knepp Castle Estate…

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young people in wales send message of peace to the world

On 18 May, the Urdd Gobaith Cymru, which is the largest youth movement in Wales, released its annual Message of Peace and Goodwill. More than 30 young Welsh people recorded the message, which called on countries across the world to create a better future and learn lessons from the Covid-19 crisis. Covid-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. The Urdd Gobaith Cymru is a youth organisation with more than 55,000 members aged between eight and 25 years old. Each year since 1922, it has released a Message of Peace and Goodwill on behalf of young people in Wales. The message was broadcast for the first time on the BBC in 1924 and today it appears in many different languages on the internet. This year’s message addressed issues such as homelessness, waste…