Thursday’s Newsround

11th June

Missing vowels

Fill in the vowels to reveal a famous name – what is the link?

Fdl Cstr

Frnkln Rsvlt

Nlsn Mndl

Flags of the World

Which country is represented by the following flag?

France
Holland
Belgium

On this day in history

11th June 1921 – Women are given the right to vote in elections in Brazil

11th June 1975 – The first oil is pumped from the North Sea oilfield

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing vowels – Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin & Alan Shephard (astronauts)

Flags of the world – Argentina

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Valerie Manor Newsround 110620

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.

Sweet Williams and Gerbera’s

Flower arranging was on the activity list this morning (Tuesday) A firm favourite for the ladies and gentlemen of Valerie Manor.

Residents enjoyed spending time in the conservatory with Lindsay and Vicki. The carers also made sure they visited some of the ladies in their bedrooms, who were unable to join in with the fun in the communal space. A simple but lovely task – and now our home looks pretty and smells beautiful too!

Games in the Conservatory

The weather didn’t allow anyone to play hoopla in the garden so our residents enjoyed games in the conservatory with the carers.

We have a competitive group of ladies and gentlemen so the room is always full of laughter and jeers! Wonderful!

Wednesday’s Newsround

10th June

Missing vowels

Fill in the vowels to reveal a famous name – what is the link?

Nl rmstrng

Yr Ggrn

ln Shprd

Flags of the World

Which country is represented by the following flag?

Argentina
Colombia
Venezuela

On this day in history

10th June 1829 – The first Boat Race takes place on the Thames between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge

10th June 1955 – Rosalind Franklin discovers the structure of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing vowels – Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali & Henri Matisse (painters)

Flags of the world – Norway

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Valerie Manor Newsround 100620

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.