Thursday’s Newsround

20th August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

What is the world’s longest mountain range?

a)  The Andes

b)  The Alps

c)  The Himalayas

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

20th August 1940 – Speaking of the Royal Air Force crews fighting the Battle of Britain, PM Winston Churchill states “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so any to so few”

20th August 1977 – NASA launches space probe Voyager 2 to study the outer planets (currently over 11 billion miles from Earth)

Yesterday’s answers:

Continent with most countries – a) Africa

Classic Cars – Ford Anglia

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Valerie Manor Newsround 200820

 

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.