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The Week JuniorThe 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
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing UK
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president trump gives state of the union address

Donald Trump gives his speech. On 5 February, US president Donald Trump gave a speech called the State of the Union address to Congress. Congress is where US politicians debate and make decisions, similar to Parliament in the UK. What is the State of the Union address? The State of the Union address takes place each year. It is when whoever is president updates Congress on what the US government has achieved during the previous year, and sets out plans for the future. The president must give Congress this annual message because it is written into the US Constitution. The constitution is an important document that lists the fundamental laws and principles of the US. Female Democrats wore white. What did Trump say? Trump called for…

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specially invited guests

Grace Eline and Joshua Trump First Lady Melania Trump invited two children to hear her husband’s address. Ten-year-old Grace Eline, who recently recovered from cancer, sat next to the First Lady. In his speech, President Trump praised Grace for raising money for cancer charities, and members of Congress applauded her. The other guest was 11-year-old Joshua Trump, who was bullied at school because he shares the same name as the president. Joshua fell asleep during Trump’s speech and became a viral sensation on social media. ■…

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last is stronghold in syria under attack

Armed forces supported by the US are making a final effort to defeat the extremist terrorist movement known as Islamic State (IS) in Syria.IS wanted to create a new state across Iraq, Syria and beyond, and at the peak of its power in 2014 controlled much of the region. Over the last few years, it has gradually lost ground and has been beaten back by its opponents. Just two Syrian villages, or 1% of its former territory – now remain under its control.IS is known for carrying out public executions and acts of torture, and has held thousands of people as slaves. Around 20,000 civilians, including the families of IS fighters, have been fleeing from the area it controls in Syria. IS’s main leader is also believed to have…

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celebrating women and girls in science

Forest Hall students at Stansted. On 11 February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science was marked around the world. Started by the United Nations (UN) in 2016, the day is held to encourage more women and girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The United Nations is an organisation of 193 countries that takes action on issues that affect the world, such as human rights, peace and climate change.There are already many women working in STEM. Donna Strickland, the Nobel Prizewinning physicist, tweeted on the day, “We need to celebrate women physicists because they’re out there... I’m honoured to be one of those women.” Yet in many STEM subject areas there are fewer women than men. Nick Gibb, the School Standards Minister, said…

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it’s an amazing week for…

A RISING STAR Actor Letitia Wright was crowned Rising Star at the Bafta film awards – the only award voted for by the public. The 25-year-old Black Panther star used her acceptance speech to speak about overcoming depression, and the importance of encouraging young people. A LUCKY CAT A cat was found buried in snow in Montana, in the US, where temperatures dropped as low as -13 C. Fluffy was covered in ice after she was accidentally locked out. When her owners found her, they rushed her to the vet where she was revived with warm water, hairdryers and towels. She’s now recovering at home. A SNOWBALL FIGHT Bitterly cold temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of people taking part in a gigantic snowball fight in…

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climate strikes head to the uk

Climate strikes in Belgium this year. As The Week Junior went to press, pupils across the UK were expected to walk out of their classrooms on 15 February as part of an environmental campaign. The strikes (refusing to work as a form of protest) aim to put pressure on world leaders to do more in the fight against climate change – the longterm change in weather patterns, mostly caused by harmful gases released by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. Greta Thunberg Whose idea is it? Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden, came up with the idea for the strikes when she protested outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Her solo effort became a worldwide campaign, which now involves up to 70,000 schoolchildren…

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