April News Round #1

Spring Trivia

To the nearest million, how many Easter eggs are sold every year in the UK?

6 million

60 million

16million

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 1st April 1973 – Britain introduces Value Added Tax at a standard rate of 10%
  • 2nd April 1977 – Charlotte Brew becomes the first woman to ride in the Grand National on her horse Barony Fort

Previous Answers

  • Baby spider – a) Spiderling
  • British Tree – Birch Tree

March News Round #9

Name the baby animal – A baby spider.

Spiderling

Spiderlet

Larva

Identify the British Tree

This week in history

  • 29th March 1981 – The first London Marathon takes place with the elite men’s race being won in a time of 2 hours 11 minutes
  • 30th March 1974 – For the second year running, champion steeplechaser Red Rum wins the Grand National at Aintree

Previous Answers

  • Baby Animals – Pup
  • British Tree – Hawthorn Tree

March News Round #8

Name the baby animal – A baby hamster.

Kit

Pup

Cub

Identify the British Tree

This week in history

  • 26th March 1976 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal email from the Royal Radar Establishment
  • 28th March 1913 – The first Morris Oxford car leaves the factor at Cowley, Oxfordshire

Previous Answers

  • Baby Animals – Puffling
  • British Tree – Ash Tree

March News Round #7

Name the baby animal – A baby puffin.

Pufflet

Puffling

Puffle

Identify the British Tree

This week in history

  • 22nd March 1942 – The BBC begins broadcasting to the French Resistance in Morse code
  • 22nd March 1948 – English musicals composer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is born

Previous Answers

  • Baby Animals – Leveret
  • British Tree – Sycamore Tree