Thursday’s Newsround

25th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“Now is the ________ of our discontent.”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

25th June 1947 – The Diary of Anne Frank is published

25th June 1985 – Prince releases what later becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time, Purple Rain

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – All that glitters is not gold (Merchant of Venice)

Name that biscuit – Bourbon

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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

24th June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“All that _______ is not gold.”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

24th June 1938 – Pieces of a meteorite which hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded are found in Pennsylvania

24th June 1939 – Siam is renamed “Thailand” by the country’s prime minister of the time

Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – Beware the Ides of March (Julius Caesar)

Name that biscuit – Hobnob

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.

Tuesday’s Newsround

23rd June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“Beware the ____ of March”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

23rd June 1955 – Walt Disney’s animated romance film about two dogs, “Lady & the Tramp” is released

23rd June 1963 – US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe

 Yesterday’s answers:

Shakespeare quote – A rose by any other name would smell as sweet (Romeo & Juliet)

Name that biscuit – Custard Cream

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.

Our lucky employee of the week!

This weeks winner of a Marks & Spencer voucher (kindly donated by a  generous family) is……

Wendy – who is the 12th member of the team to benefit from this kind gift.

 

I was very elated to be presented with this voucher 

Thank you very much…I shall buy a little something for my new home

x

Wendy

“Such a kind and thoughtful thing to do from a really lovely family. Thank you so much for the voucher, I am so happy to have won and I’ll look forward to treating myself to something from M&S.  Keep safe and well.” 

Nicola

“Please could you pass my message onto the family who donated the prizes. 

Thank you so much for your kindness it means so much”

Lindsay

What a wonderful surprise when I came on duty last night to have won the weekly prize draw. Please could you thank the  family for me . I was chuffed to bits as I never win anything

Deidre

I was really chuffed to get the voucher (so was my wife!) Please pass on my thanks to the family, so kind!

lee

‘I was greeted by Debs this morning with my voucher and just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the family 😊 such a lovely idea from a lovely family, I look forward to spending it soon. Many thanks’

Alison

‘Wow !!! I never win anything.

I just want to say a massive Thank you for your generous gift. This has certainly bought a massive smile to my face. What a great way to end the week.

I hope you are all well.

We miss you all’

LUCY