Wednesday’s Newsround

24th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“All that _______ is not gold.”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

24th June 1938 – Pieces of a meteorite which hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded are found in Pennsylvania

24th June 1939 – Siam is renamed “Thailand” by the country’s prime minister of the time

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – Beware the Ides of March (Julius Caesar)

Name that biscuit – Hobnob

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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.