Wednesday’s Newsround

13th May

Where in the World?

Smililies; Fill in the blanks 

 As  cute as a _____ . 

On this day in history

13th May 1950 – Italian Giuseppe Farina becomes the first Formula One world champion at Silverstone race circuit

13th May 1958 – Ben Carlin becomes the first – and only – person to circumnavigate the world in an amphibious vehicle

Yesterday’s answers:

Where in the world? India (Taj Mahal)

Similes: As busy as a bee

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Valerie Manor Newsround 130520

My family and I felt it was important that we did something that would support the community during these trying times. Our thoughts turned to Valerie Manor, where my grandma Muriel resided for 5 years. We have always had utmost respect for Zoe and Alan, the staff and the amazing work they do, and so wanted to find a way that we could help without compromising the safety of residents or staff.

We are all aware of the difficulties of occupying one’s mind and finding a distraction from the current situation, and these are only exacerbated by isolation from family and friends. Given that residents are unable to see their relatives or participate in the usual community activities at this time, we came up with the idea of producing a daily ‘news round’ that would include some interesting information and puzzles as an alternative to the more distressing headlines that bombard us on a daily basis.

It is our hope that we can provide a little light relief during these dark times and hopefully provide something to look forward to, as well as fostering a sense of community despite the confines of physical separation.