Saturday’s Newsround

13th June

Missing vowels

Fill in the vowels to reveal a famous name – what is the link?

Vrgn Wlf

Grg rwll

gth Chrst

Flags of the World

Which country is represented by the following flag?


On this day in history

13th June 1920 – After various instances, the US Post Office introduces a ban on sending children by post!

13th June 1978 – The premiere of the film “Grease”, based on the musical of the same name, takes place in New York City

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing vowels – Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa & Martin Luther King (humanitarians)

Flags of the world – Japan

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Valerie Manor Newsround 130620

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.