Sunday’s Newsround

14th June

Missing vowels

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

Frdd Mrcry

Dvd Bw

Jm Hndrx

Flags of the World

Which country is represented by the following flag?

South Africa

On this day in history

14th June 1946 – A total lunar eclipse (where the Earth blocks the sunlight from illuminating the moon) takes place

14th June 1959 – The Disneyland Monorail System the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in California

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing vowels – Virginia Woolf, George Orwell & Agatha Christie (authors)

Flags of the world – Mexico

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Valerie Manor Newsround 140620

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.