Monday’s Newsround

1st June


A cow is tied to a 4-meter-long rope. There is food 20 metres away from the cow, and yet the cow still manages to eat it. How come?

Name the British bird

On this day in history

1st June 1935 – Driving tests and license plates are introduced in England

1st June 1988 – The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels, Belgium

Yesterday’s answers:

Guess the English county – Hampshire

British Prime Minister – H. H. Asquith, Liberal party

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Valerie Manor Newsround 010620

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.