Monday’s Newsround

29th June

What’s that slogan?

“Helps you work, rest and play”

a. Mars

b.  Kit Kat

c.  Flake

Identify the board game from this image

On this day in history

29th June 1929 – The first high-speed wind tunnel is completed at NASA’s Langley Research Center

29th June 1987 – Van Gogh’s “Le Pont De Trinquetaille” sells for $20.4 million at an auction in London

 Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – The course of true love never did run smooth (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Name that biscuit – Party Rings

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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.