Wednesday’s Newsround

17th June

General Knowledge

What is a group of owls called?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

17th June 1944 – Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a Republic

17th June 1959 – The first kidney transplant takes place in Chicago

Yesterday’s answers:

General Knowledge Quiz – Mars

Dog breeds – English Bulldog

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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.

Tuesday’s Newsround

16th June

General Knowledge

Which planet is also known as the red planet?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

16th June 1903 – Ford Motors is founded by Henry Ford

16 June 2010 – Bhutan becomes the first country to introduce a total ban on tobacco

Yesterday’s answers:

 General Knowledge Quiz – Spain (E for España)

Dog breeds – Jack Russell Terrier

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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.

Monday’s Newsround

15th June

General Knowledge

If a car has the international registration letter ‘E’, what country is it from?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

15th June 1916 – The Boy Scouts of America forms

15 June 1977 – Following the death of Franco in 1975, Spain holds its first democratic elections since 1936

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing vowels – Freddie Mercury, David Bowie & Jimi Hendrix (musicians)

Flags of the world – South Africa

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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

14th June

Missing vowels

Fill in the vowels to reveal a famous name – what is the link?

Frdd Mrcry

Dvd Bw

Jm Hndrx

Flags of the World

Which country is represented by the following flag?

Zimbabwe
Nigeria
South Africa

On this day in history

14th June 1946 – A total lunar eclipse (where the Earth blocks the sunlight from illuminating the moon) takes place

14th June 1959 – The Disneyland Monorail System the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in California

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing vowels – Virginia Woolf, George Orwell & Agatha Christie (authors)

Flags of the world – Mexico

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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.