Monday’s Newsround

22nd June

Complete the Shakespeare quote

Bonus points for guessing the play it comes from!

“A ____ by any other name would smell as sweet”

Name that biscuit!

On this day in history

22nd June 1911 – King George V becomes King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

22nd June 1939 – Princess and future Queen Elizabeth meets for the first time her future husband Prince Philip

Yesterday’s answers:

General Knowledge Quiz – Kermit the frog

Dog breeds – Old English Sheepdog

(aka the Dulux dog!)

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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

21st June

General Knowledge

What was the name of the frog who appears in “The Muppet Show”?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

21st June 1970 – Brazil becomes the first team to win the FIFA World Cup 3 times, beating Italy 4-1 at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

21st June 1978 – “Evita”, the musical based on the life of Eva Peron opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in London

Yesterday’s answers:

General Knowledge Quiz – Change is as good as a rest

Dog breeds – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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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.

Thankyou!

Everyone has enjoyed and been very grateful for the continuing generosity shown by local groups/companies and individuals.

Today Sakala brought doughnuts and hot cross buns courtesy of Truffles and some chocolate for those who might be gluten intolerant.  Apparently it was healthy fruit last week but comfort food this week!

We also wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Wilton Park for their weekly delivery over the last few months. This weeks delivery was the last as they look to re-opening. Staff gathered in the car park to receive the goodies and to show their appreciation with a round of applause.

Thank you to everyone for their continued kindness. 

Saturday’s Newsround

20th June

General Knowledge

According to the proverb, what is change as good as?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

20th June 1966 – Sheila Scott becomes the first woman to fly around the world solo

20th June 1975 – The film “Jaws” is released, later becoming the highest grossing film of its time

Yesterday’s answers:

General Knowledge Quiz – Polish

Dog breeds – Bernese Mountain Dog

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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.