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Sunday’s Newsround

30th August

The “How Many” Quiz

How many pints in a gallon?

Famous Statues Quiz

On this day in history

30th August 1935 – RMS Queen Mary wins the Blue Riband accolade for the fastest transatlantic crossing

30th August 1968 – Hey Jude by the Beatles becomes the 1st record to be released under the label Apple Records

Yesterday’s answers:

How many quiz – 1440 minutes in a day (24 x 60)

Statue – The Thinker, Paris

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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

29th August

The “How Many” Quiz

How many minutes in a day?

Famous Statues Quiz

On this day in history

29th August 1958 – The “King of Pop” Michael Jackson is born in Indiana, US

29th August 1958 – George Harrison joins British rock band “The Quarrymen” which was later renamed the Beatles in 1960

Yesterday’s answers:

How many quiz – 64 squares on a draughts board

Statue – Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

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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

28th August

The “How Many” Quiz

 How many squares on a draughts board?

 Famous Statues Quiz

On this day in history

28th August 1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom civil rights march in Washington D.C.

28th August 1972 – Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut becomes  known as the ‘darling of Munich’, winning 3 gold medals and a silver at the Munich Olympics

Yesterday’s answers:

How many quiz – Baker’s dozen is 13

Statue – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

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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.

Thursday’s Newsround

27th August

The “How Many” Quiz

 How many in a baker’s dozen?

 Famous Statues Quiz

On this day in history

27th August 1955 – The first “Guinness Book of World Records” is published

27th August 1964 – Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released in the US

Yesterday’s answers:

How many quiz – 26.2 miles in a marathon

Statue – The Motherland Calls Statue, Russia

Click the below link to download today’s Newsround.

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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.