Monday’s Newsround

24th August

 The “How Many” Quiz

How many cards in a deck?

Famous Statues Quiz

What and Where?

On this day in history

24th August 1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 11 towards the Moon

24th August 1957 – England footballer Jimmy Greaves plays his first game for Chelsea, aged 17

 

Yesterday’s answers:

Most populated country – c) China

Classic cars – Ford Model T

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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

23rd August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Which country is most highly populated?

a)  India

b)  Russia

c)  China

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

23rd August 1946 – “The Big Sleep”, a film noir directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacali, premieres

23rd August 1973 – Hostages held during the Normalmstorg bank robbery, Stockholm, begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm Syndrome”

Yesterday’s answers:

Longest river – b) The Nile

Classic Cars – Lotus Esprit

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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

22nd August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Which is the world’s longest river?

a)  The Yangtze

b)  The Nile

c)  The Amazon

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

22nd August 1932 – The BBC broadcasts its first experimental television programme

22nd August 1989 – The rings Neptune are first discovered and investigated in detail by Voyager 2

Yesterday’s answers:

Tallest waterfall – b) Angel Falls, Venezuela

Classic Cars – Jaguar E-Type

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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

21st August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Where is the world’s tallest waterfall?

a)  Victoria Falls, Zambia

b)  Angel Falls, Venezuela

c)  Niagara Falls, Canada

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

21st August 1942 – Based on the book by Felix Salten, Walt Disney releases animated movie “Bambi”

21st August 1976 – Mary Langdon, of Battle, East Sussex, becomes the first British firewoman

Yesterday’s answers:

Longest mountain range – a) The Andes

Classic Cars – Rolls Royce Phantom II

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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.