Thursday’s Newsround

4th June

Conundrum

A lorry driver was going the wrong way on a one-way street. He was seen by several policeman, but nobody stopped him. Why?

Name the British bird

On this day in history

4th June 1940 – Winston Churchill delivers his famous “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech to the House of Commons

4th June 1969 – A man survives a 9-hour flight from Havana to Spain stowed away in the wheel pod of a jet

Yesterday’s answers:

Conundrum – One train is longer, and so takes longer to cross the bridge completely

British Bird – Coal tit

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Valerie Manor Newsround 040620

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.