Wednesday’s Newsround

29th July

Olympics Quiz

Which city has hosted the modern Summer Olympic games the most times?

A.  Paris, France

B.  Los Angeles, US

C.  London, UK

Identify the Sport

On this day in history

29th July 1954 – The first volume in the “Lord of The Rings” series by J.R.R. Tolkein is released

29th July 1978 – Penny Lee Dean breaks a world record for the fastest swim across the English Channel in a time of 7h40m

 Yesterday’s answers:

Olympics Quiz –  C.  United States

Sport – Archery

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Valerie Manor Newsround 290720

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.