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The Week Junior

The Week Junior


"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."

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United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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team gb’s best olympics start

Team GB has made its best-ever start to an Olympics at the summer Games in Tokyo, Japan. What happened on “Magic Monday”? Swimmer Adam Peaty won Team GB’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, coming first in the 100 metres breaststroke on 26 July, which has been referred to as “Magic Monday”. This made him the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title – he won the same event at the 2016 Games in Brazil. Divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee won gold in the men’s 10 metres synchronised platform event. It was Daley’s first gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games. Daley said, “I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion.” (Gay means being attracted to someone of the same sex).…

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events to look out for

On 31 July, it is the women’s 100 metres sprint. Dina Asher-Smith, the fastest woman in British history and Team GB’s athletics captain, will be looking to win gold. The men’s 100 metres final will be held on 1 August. On 3 August, Asher-Smith will run in the women’s 200 metres sprint. Also on 3 August, cyclist Laura Kenny will compete in the women’s team pursuit, and her husband, Jason, is in the men’s team sprint. Team GB’s youngest summer Olympian, Sky Brown (13), will be the in women’s park skateboarding on 4 August.…

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world heritage sites examined

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is holding a meeting from 16 to 31 July to look at its World Heritage List. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The World Heritage list protects parts of the world that are of “outstanding universal value to humanity”. The list of more than 1,100 sites includes the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa, and Stonehenge in England. The World Heritage Committee decides which places should be added to or removed from the list and gives money to some sites to preserve them. It also decides on the List of World Heritage in Danger, which highlights sites that are at risk of being destroyed, so that action can be taken to protect them. This year, the Salonga National Park, in the Democratic Republic…

1 min
major evacuation after heavy flooding in china

Hundreds of thousands of people in Henan province, in central China, have had to leave their homes and were taken to safety after heavy flooding. From 17–20 July, the city of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, experienced almost as much rainfall as it usually does in an entire year. The rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks. Twelve people died and more than 500 people had to be rescued from flooded underground train tunnels in Zhengzhou. China’s president, Xi Jinping, said there had been “significant loss of life and damage to property”. The government has sent supplies to the affected areas and soldiers to help with the rescue operations. At the time The Week Junior went to press, more than 60 people had died as a result of the floods in…

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it’s an amazing week for…

A SPECIAL SEA RESCUE A springer spaniel named Ollie was rescued on 17 July by a RNLI lifeboat crew in Wales, after three hours in the sea. Ollie had gone for a swim, but instead of returning to shore he swam three miles out to sea. The RNLI said, “He seemed happy to see us and enjoyed his ride on the lifeboat.” SPOTTING A VERY RARE VULTURE An extremely rare vulture has been spotted in Ireland for the first time. Egyptian vultures are the only type of vulture to migrate long distances. One was recently spotted in the Isles of Scilly, near Cornwall, England, and it is thought to be the same bird. The last official sighting in the UK was over 150 years ago. WINNING A WRITING COMPETITION On 14 July, the Coram charity…

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coastguard calls for beach safety

The UK’s coastguard has told people to stay safe when visiting the beach over the summer holidays. How do I stay safe? The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM (Her Majesty’s) Coastguard want to keep everyone safe on the beaches this summer. Advice for safe swimming includes checking the weather and tides in advance. A red flag on the beach means the water is too dangerous for swimming. It’s safest to swim between flags that are red and yellow, which means the area is being patrolled by lifeguards. If you feel unsafe in the water, lie on your back, stay calm and call for help. If you see someone in danger, don’t get in the water to rescue them – call for help or phone 999. Always keep close to the…