Wednesday’s Newsround

12th August

Missing Word

What one 3-letter word can be used to fill in all of the blanks?

  • OP___TE
  • H___LD
  • AV___GE

Name the painter

On this day in history

12th August 1930 – Clarence Birdseye is granted a patent for fast-freezing products

12th August 1965 – Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes the first woman appointed as a High Court judge in England

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing Word – TIN (Mutiny, Tingle, Acting)

Painter – Leonardo Da Vinci (Mona Lisa)

P.S. Remember to keep hydrated in the hot weather!

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Valerie Manor Newsround 120820

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.