Wednesday’s Newsround

19th August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Which continent has the most countries?

a)  Africa

b)  Asia

c)  South America

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

19th August 1967 – Beatles single “All You Need Is Love” goes to number 1 in the charts

19th August 1993 – Sally Gunnel runs the women’s world record 400m hurdles in time of 52.74 at the World Championships in Stuttgart

Yesterday’s answers:

Lowest land point – b) The Dead Sea, Israel

Classic cars – Volkswagen Beetle

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Valerie Manor Newsround 190820

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.