Thursday’s Newsround

30th July

Olympics Quiz

How much of the Olympic gold medals is actually gold?

A.  0.6 grams

B.  6 grams

C.  60 grams

Identify the Sport

On this day in history

30th July 1863 – The founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, is born in Michigan, USA

30th July 1935 – The first Penguin book is published, beginning what became known as the paperback revolution

Yesterday’s answers:

Olympics Quiz – C. London, UK

Sport – Weightlifting

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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.