Monday’s Newsround

29th June

What’s that slogan?

“Helps you work, rest and play”

a. Mars

b.  Kit Kat

c.  Flake

Identify the board game from this image

On this day in history

29th June 1929 – The first high-speed wind tunnel is completed at NASA’s Langley Research Center

29th June 1987 – Van Gogh’s “Le Pont De Trinquetaille” sells for $20.4 million at an auction in London

 Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – The course of true love never did run smooth (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Name that biscuit – Party Rings

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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.

Sunday’s Newsround

28th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“The course of ____ ____ never did run smooth”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

28th June 1838 – The coronation of Queen Victoria takes place at Westminster Abbey

28th June 1982 – Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, announce their new baby will be named William

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? (Macbeth)

Name that biscuit – Garibaldi

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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.

Saturday’s Newsround

27th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“Is this a ______ which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”

Name that biscuit!

27th June 1929 – John Logie Baird gives the first demonstration of colour television in Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York

27th June 1967 – The world’s first automated teller machine (ATM) is installed at a Barclays bank in Enfield, London

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players (As You Like it)

Name that biscuit – Rich Tea

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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.

Friday’s Newsround

26th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“All the world’s a _______ and all the men and women merely players”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

26th June 1925 – American comedy film “The Gold Rush” is released, directed, written and starring Charlie Chaplin

26th June 1945 – 50 allied countries sign the Charter of the United Nations in San Francisco

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – Now is the winter of our discontent (Richard III)

Name that biscuit – Jammie Dodger

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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.