Wednesday’s Newsround

26th August

The “How Many” Quiz

How many miles in a marathon running event?

 Famous Statues Quiz

 On this day in history

26th August 1951 – “An American in Paris” starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London, with music by George Gershwin

26th August 1959 – British Motor Corporation introduces the Morris Mini-Minor

Yesterday’s answers:

How many quiz – Octagon has 8 sides

Statue – The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

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Valerie Manor Newsround 260820

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.