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The Week Junior

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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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zimbabwe’s former president, robert mugabe, dies aged 95

On 6 September, Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, died at the age of 95. Mugabe was in power for 37 years. He helped bring full independence to Zimbabwe, but he was also a violent leader who left his country in crisis. Who was Robert Mugabe? Robert Mugabe was born in 1924. His first job was as a teacher, but in 1960, he became a politician. At the time, Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia. It was ruled by Britain until 1965, when a government made up of white people declared independence. They then ruled over the population, 95% of whom were black. Under this government, many ordinary black people had no say in how the country was run. How did Mugabe become president? Mugabe wanted black people to be in government. He was…

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rescues under way after hurricane dorian

Search-and-rescue operations are under way in the Bahamas after a powerful storm called Hurricane Dorian hit the islands on 1 September. The Bahamas is a collection of about 700 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, south-east of Florida, US, with a population of around 377,000 people. At least 45 people have died and hundreds more are missing. It is the worst disaster ever to hit the Bahamas. The storm lasted for two days, during which time winds of up to 200mph destroyed houses and other buildings. The Abaco Islands, part of the Bahamas, were the worst hit. Overall, around 70,000 people are in need of food and shelter, according to the United Nations (an organisation of 193 countries that takes action on human rights, peace and disaster relief). The Bahamian government and international…

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is the loch ness mystery solved?

The Loch Ness Monster is one of the world’s most famous and tantalising mysteries. From the first supposed sighting in AD565 to the present day, there have been numerous stories of a large unidentified creature lurking beneath the waters of Loch Ness, a lake near Inverness in Scotland. Now, a team of researchers have carried out a study that could point to Nessie’s true identity. Scientists from New Zealand’s University of Otago have tried to list all the living species in Loch Ness by taking DNA from water samples from the lake. DNA is a chemical that carries all the information about an animal’s body and characteristics. The team weren’t trying to identify the Loch Ness Monster, but the results offer clues as to what it could be. Among other things, they…

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it’s an amazing week for…

RAFAEL NADAL With a victory over Daniil Medvedev in the tennis US Open Final, Nadal has now won 19 Grand Slam titles. Grand Slams are the four biggest tournaments in tennis (the Australian, French and US Opens, and Wimbledon). Nadal is now one behind Roger Federer, who holds the men’s record with 20. AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE A video of Alfie Bennett, 12, playing a piano at Birmingham’s New Street station, has gone viral. Bennett is autistic – a condition that affects how people experience the world around them. The video has been viewed more than 350,000 times, and Alfie’s parents hope it will raise awareness of autism. A RUNAWAY TORTOISE A pet tortoise has been found after wandering a mile and a half from its home in Kansas, US. The creature was spotted crossing a…

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pupils protest over new uniform rule

On 6 September, police were called to Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, after around 150 parents and pupils protested against a new school-uniform rule. What is the new rule? The rule requires all students, whether they are girls or boys, to wear trousers. Skirts are not allowed. This had previously only applied to students who had joined the school since 2017, but now it applies to all pupils. In a statement, Priory School said any students who didn’t follow the new rule would be sent home and asked to change, before returning to school. One pupil, called Nina Cullen, wasn’t allowed into the building after she arrived wearing a skirt. Why was the rule introduced? Priory School said it introduced the rule in response to concerns that the girls’ skirts were too short.…

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the week in history

18 September 2014 Scotland votes “No” in referendum On 18 September 2014, a vote took place in Scotland to decide if the country should become independent from the UK. The UK is made up of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Voters were asked “Should Scotland be an independent country?”, and 55.3% voted No; 44.7% voted Yes. After the result, Scotland’s First Minister at the time, Alex Salmond, called for the Scottish Parliament to be given more powers. In 2016, The Scotland Act was passed, which meant the country could have more say over its laws.…

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