Sunday’s Newsround

23rd August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Which country is most highly populated?

a)  India

b)  Russia

c)  China

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

23rd August 1946 – “The Big Sleep”, a film noir directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacali, premieres

23rd August 1973 – Hostages held during the Normalmstorg bank robbery, Stockholm, begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm Syndrome”

Yesterday’s answers:

Longest river – b) The Nile

Classic Cars – Lotus Esprit

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Valerie Manor Newsround 230820

 

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.