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Welcome to The Week Junior blog

Each week we’ll be updating you with the latest news, offers, free resources and activities from The Week Junior team. Make sure you keep up-to-date by following us on Twitter @theweekjuniorlearn

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Class 8A1 from Shelfield visit Jodrell Bank

As winner of The Week Junior Roving Reporter competition Libby West took her class from Shelfield Ormiston Academy on a day trip to Jodrell Bank. Here's Libby's account of the day.

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Thank a teacher day 2018
On Friday 22nd June it is Thank a teacher day, a day dedicated to celebrating all the wonderful teaching professionals in the UK. At The Week Junior we celebrate great teachers every week, check out some of our recent favourites. 

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The Week Junior launches a new resource bank for schools
We are excited to launch a new resource bank where schools can access hundreds of resources for free. Whether you’re teaching a topic on the environment or your class are intrigued by what the European Union is, we have child-friendly explanations that are free to download.

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Boosting confidence through inclusive debating

Boosting confidence through inclusive debating
Academy librarian, Jo Denham, discusses the importance of encouraging all students - not just confident speakers - to participate in debating sessions.

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Can exposure to the news improve learning?
A new research report has found that explaining real world news in a way that stimulates curiosity, supports the development of critical thinking skills, improves resilience and enhances cognitive growth.

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Real News
In a world beset by fake news, how do we help young people understand what’s really going on? Our editor Anna Bassi talks to Libby Norman of Absolute Education about how helping children make sense of the world can help the next generation hone their critical thinking skills and decide on the things that matter to them.

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