Friday’s Newsround

28th August

The “How Many” Quiz

 How many squares on a draughts board?

 Famous Statues Quiz

On this day in history

28th August 1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom civil rights march in Washington D.C.

28th August 1972 – Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut becomes  known as the ‘darling of Munich’, winning 3 gold medals and a silver at the Munich Olympics

Yesterday’s answers:

How many quiz – Baker’s dozen is 13

Statue – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

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Valerie Manor Newsround 280820

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.