Thursday’s Newsround

20th August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

What is the world’s longest mountain range?

a)  The Andes

b)  The Alps

c)  The Himalayas

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

20th August 1940 – Speaking of the Royal Air Force crews fighting the Battle of Britain, PM Winston Churchill states “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so any to so few”

20th August 1977 – NASA launches space probe Voyager 2 to study the outer planets (currently over 11 billion miles from Earth)

Yesterday’s answers:

Continent with most countries – a) Africa

Classic Cars – Ford Anglia

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Valerie Manor Newsround 200820

 

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.

Sakala

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis we have been extremely grateful to Sakala for coordinating and delivering weekly goodies for the residents and staff.

This week delivery was made by a very unique method!

Many thanks for everyone’s continued support – everyone at Valerie Manor really appreciates your kindness.

Wednesday’s Newsround

19th August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Which continent has the most countries?

a)  Africa

b)  Asia

c)  South America

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

19th August 1967 – Beatles single “All You Need Is Love” goes to number 1 in the charts

19th August 1993 – Sally Gunnel runs the women’s world record 400m hurdles in time of 52.74 at the World Championships in Stuttgart

Yesterday’s answers:

Lowest land point – b) The Dead Sea, Israel

Classic cars – Volkswagen Beetle

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Valerie Manor Newsround 190820

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.

Staff Draw

This weeks lucky winner of a Marks & Spencer’s voucher is ……..

Andrew!

 

“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

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