Saturday’s Newsround

27th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“Is this a ______ which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”

Name that biscuit!

27th June 1929 – John Logie Baird gives the first demonstration of colour television in Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York

27th June 1967 – The world’s first automated teller machine (ATM) is installed at a Barclays bank in Enfield, London

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players (As You Like it)

Name that biscuit – Rich Tea

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Valerie Manor Newsround 270620

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.