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The Week Junior

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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United Kingdom
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English
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Dennis Publishing UK
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uk goes into lockdown to help slow coronavirus spread

The UK has followed other countries around the world by introducing new rules to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. Schools have closed and people have been told to stay at home unless they absolutely have to go outside. Covid-19 is a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which causes respiratory infections (infections in the nose, throat and lungs, including colds and flu). Why have schools closed across the UK? Schools have been shut to help slow the spread of the outbreak. On 18 March, leading politicians across the UK confirmed that all schools would close after classes finished on 20 March. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said scientists had told him that shutting schools would help control and slow the coronavirus. If fewer people catch the virus at the same…

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finland is the happiest country

Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to the World Happiness Report 2020. The study is put together by the United Nations, which is an organisation of 193 countries that takes action on human rights, peace and climate change. It is the third time in a row that Finland has come top. In total, 156 countries were ranked in the list. In second place was Denmark, followed by Switzerland in third place, and Iceland fourth. The UK moved up the table, from 15th to 13th. At the bottom of the list, Afghanistan was the unhappiest country. The report is worked out using data such as life expectancy (how long people live, on average) and how much money people earn, and from peoples’ answers to questions about their lives. For the first time,…

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african black rhinos make comeback

The number of African black rhinoceros in the wild has increased, and could keep growing for the next five years, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN is a group of governments and organisations that work together to protect the natural world. The IUCN produces a report called the Red List, which records the numbers of animal, fungus and plant species at risk of extinction. Around 98% of black rhinos live in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe. There were more than 65,000 of them in the 1970s, but because of hunting and habitat loss, by 1993 the population had fallen below 2,300. Happily, the report shows that in 2012 there were thought to be 4,845 black rhinos in the wild, and by 2018 the…

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it’s an amazing week for…

WINNING A RACE Thomas Waerner, a British-born musher (driver of a dog-sled) has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska. It took him nine days to travel 1,000 miles. “This is awesome,” he said at the finish line, before thanking the 10 dogs who got him there. AN ANIMAL-LOVING TAXI DRIVER A taxi driver in New Zealand has swapped human passengers for birds. Toni Painting is on a mission to save endangered Hutton’s shearwater chicks that crash-land onto the road – mistaking its shiny surface for the sea. Painting picks up the birds and frees them into the sea once they’ve received treatment. A SPECIAL PROPOSAL Robert Ormsby planned to propose to his partner Patsy Murdoch on their holiday to Reykjavík, Iceland. However, when their holiday was cancelled due to coronavirus, Ormsby proposed…

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people in the uk get creative and kind

People across the UK have been showing their compassion and creativity as they adapt to rules introduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. To stop the coronavirus from spreading, people in the UK are being asked to stay at home unless they are shopping for essential items; seeking medical attention; going to look after someone who needs help; travelling to certain workplaces; or exercising. People have come up with new ways to stay connected with their loved ones. For example, a person in Ripon, England, delivered sheets of red and green paper to his neighbours. Everyone displays their green paper unless they need a hand, in which case they replace it with the red, so that people know to help them. Before schools closed to most students, pupils at Northwick Manor Primary…

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the week in history

27 March 1952 Singin’ in the Rain premieres in the US On 27 March 1952, the film Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, had its premiere in New York, US. With its spectacular dancing and brilliant songs, the film is considered one of the all-time classic musicals. The film follows an actor, played by Kelly, who is preparing for his first film with sound when he falls in love with a singer, played by Reynolds. A scene where Kelly dances, sings and swings from lampposts in the rain has become an iconic cinema moment.…