Thursday’s Newsround

28th May

Guess the English county

  • Home to England’s biggest body of water
  • Contains England’s highest mountain
  • Herdwick sheep are native to this county

British Prime Ministers – Who am I?

Bonus points if you can name the political party!

On this day in history

28th May 1934 – The first Glyndebourne festival takes place

28th May 1937 – Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Yesterday’s answers:

Guess the English county – Cornwall

British Prime Minister – Anthony Eden, Conservative

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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.

Wednesday’s Newsround

27th May

Guess the English county

  • Famous for its pasties
  • Top destination for surfers
  • Home to England’s most southerly point

British Prime Ministers – Who am I?

Bonus points if you can name the political party!

On this day in history

27th May 1927 – The Ford Motor Company stops production of the Ford Model T in favour of the Ford Model A

27th May 1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City opens, the tallest man-made structure at the time standing at 1,046 ft

Yesterday’s answers:

Guess the English county – Norfolk

British Prime Minister – Stanley Baldwin, Conservative

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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

26th May

Guess the English county

  • Known for its delicacy the Cromer crab
  • Home to a collection of man-made Broads
  • Has a football team known as the ‘Canaries’

British Prime Ministers – Who am I?

Bonus points if you can name the political party!

On this day in history

26th May 1906 – Vauxhall Bridge opens in London, England

26th May 1967 – The Beatles release their 8th studio album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Yesterday’s answers:

Guess the English county – Kent

British Prime Minister – Harold Wilson, Labour

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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

25th May

Guess the English county

  • Famous for its traditional Oast houses
  • Known as the ‘Garden of England’
  • Home to Leeds Castle

British Prime Ministers – Who am I?

Bonus points if you can name the political party!

On this day in history

25th May 1937 – The first airmail letter to travel around the world returns to New York.

25th May 1961 – President John F. Kennedy announces US plan to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

Yesterday’s answers:

Identify the flower: Bluebell

Finish the proverb: Where there is a will there’s a way

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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.