Welcome to Issue 14 of Clic-it Cymru

Welcome to Issue 14 of Clic-it Cymru

Welcome to Issue 14 of Clic-it Cymru

We are in a situation that’s a bit different to the usual so this Issue of Clic-it Cymru will also be a bit different to the usual! We hope that there will be plenty here to interest you, to raise your spirits and to give you plenty of ideas about things to do. Keep safe everyone!

INGENIOUS!

INGENIOUS!

INGENIOUS!

Ilan Davies, an Electronic Engineer who works in Bath, returned home to Bala because of the Covid-19 crisis. On realising that there was a shortage of safety equipment for doctors, pharmacy staff, nurses and other front line workers, Ilan decided to act.

Back to school!
Bethan Emyr Jones, the head of the local school, Godre'r Berwyn was glad to be able to help. Ilan was able to make use of the laboratories at the school, and a 3D printer to create the visors

Why are visors needed?
TThe visors are made of clear plastic which covers the eyes, nose and mouth, helping crucial workers to stay safe.

Local reaction
'Amazing! There is so much demand for the visors, we have issued visors to so many of the local front-line staff,' Ilan said, 'the local pharmacy, surgery, care home and community carers have all been supplied. It's difficult to keep up with the demand.' Ilan wishes to thank the school and all who have been helping him. Clic-it-Cymru is certain that the community at Bala are very proud of Ilan, and want to thank him for all his work!

RAINBOWS OF HOPE

RAINBOWS OF HOPE

RAINBOWS OF HOPE

Across the length and breadth of Wales, in houses, streets, fields and buildings there are rainbows. During this strange time because of Coronavirus, people and children have been making rainbows to raise spirits, as a sign of hope and to say thank you to NHS (National Health Service) workers. Clic-it Cymru loves this pictures by Cêt Elen:

and this one from Bedo, Nanw, Nel and Nico.

Have you made a rainbow? We would love to see your rainbows; send them to clicitcymru@cynnal.co.uk. There are plenty of rainbow ideas inside this issue also on pages 5 and 9.

CLAP FOR CARERS

CLAP FOR CARERS

CLAP FOR CARERS

Every Thursday night at 8 o’clock people all over the country open their windows or come out of their homes to clap and make a noise to thank the NHS for their hard work. Some bang on pots and pans, some shout, some sing or play instruments; but everyone unites in the important message THANK YOU NHS Remember to join in making some noise! For more information click on this link: https://clapforourcarers.co.uk/

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CARTOON

Can you think of a story that could fill the empty spaces in this cartoon?

Name: Andrea May

From where? Originally from Caerphilly but now living and working in Dalian, North East China.

Job: Academic Principal.

How did Coronavirus affect life in China?
Virus has impacted largely on daily life. I was not able to leave my apartment for two weeks and had to have the security guard deliver food to me. I was very lucky as I had friends and work colleagues who got me everything I needed. After I tested negative for the virus, I was then able to go out. We can now go to lots of places, but we have to carry a pass that says we are allowed out and we have to scan an app which tells people we don’t have the virus.

There aren’t many cases of Coronavirus in China at the moment so how are things by now?
We have more freedom and it isn’t as locked down as it was, but life is still restricted and certainly not normal.
We are preparing to go back to school, so the building is being thoroughly cleaned. We will go back at different times as classrooms are not allowed more than 15 children due to spacing. We are still teaching online and have been for 8 weeks. Teachers and students want to go back to school!

Any advice for us here in Wales?
For children, it is really important to stay healthy– both your body and mind! Our children do 2 PE classes everyday to help with this.

You need to eat healthily–lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and water! Washing your hands is so important– it always has been. The most important thing is to keep yourselves safe and not concern yourself with other people! The children and families here all stayed in together. They played family games and they continued their learning using books, online videos and educational games. If you stop learning, you will fall into bad habits. Many have taken up a hobby like singing or playing the guitar or improving their English. It is also important to keep in touch with friends and family. Students also do their eye exercises

because of the screen time- this may be useful for children in Wales!
Keeping your mind healthy is important. It is important not to just sit in front of the TV or play computer games all the time. Try to have a routine of different things on different days, make sure you change out of your PJs! It sounds stupid but you can easily become very lazy and demotivated and this can affect your health more than the virus. You also need to keep hope. Across the world we are fighting the virus together. It will take time so you will need to be patient. Slowly you will be able to return to ‘normal’ but you will have changed yourself by then! As children, you have a responsibility for yourselves and we all can play our part.

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A VISITOR

A VISITOR

A VISITOR

'I really can't be bothered!' said David to himself. He was bored. At home all day, just being allowed to go a few metres down the lane. It had been like this for over a month now and David felt miserable.
Mum tried to get him to help her in the garden, she had dug a patch especially for him - his garden.
'You could plant some potatoes, carrots... or flowers if you like.' She said, smiling, 'There are potatoes

in the shed, for planting, and I've got plenty of seeds.'
'Ok.' David mumbled. He hated gardening, he would rather stay in the house on his PlayStation. Then the phone rang. It was Grandad who rang every afternoon to see what David had been up to. David had promised he would feed the birds every day, but he hadn't bothered now for over a week. No birds came to the feeder anyway. 'But the birds still need to be fed David.' he said.
'They must be fed every day David, don't leave the feeder empty or they just go elsewhere to look for their food. You must keep at it!...' It was ok for Grandad to go on about it since, Grandad's garden was always full of birds. 'I'll send a robin over to your house...'

Grandad laughed thinking he was funny but David didn't think it was funny at all. Grandad could be daft sometimes.
David watched his Mum digging, he suddenly felt a pang of guilt. He should help. He went into the kitchen to look for something to eat but found there were only two cakes left. He took the cakes and a drink out into the garden.
'Cake time Mum!' he called. 'Thanks!' said Mum and sat on the grass. 'I just had a visitor,' she said and pointed to the patch where she was digging, 'Oh well it was there, a robin came to help

me, it loved the worms. Did you put food out for the birds today?'
'No, I forgot.' David turned to take his cake - two small lively eyes stared at him - a piece of cake in its beak.
'Hey!' David called.
The robin flew onto the empty bird feeder, watching. Then telephone rang. 'It's Grandad again, he want's a word with you...' said Mum and went back to her digging.

RAINBOW 1

STAINED GLASS HEART:

You will need:

  • Black paper or card
  • Tissue paper in different colours
  • Glue, pencil and scissors
  • String to hang it up or sticky -tape to stick it on the window

RAINBOW 1

STAINED GLASS HEART:

You will need:

  • Black paper or card
  • Tissue paper in different colours
  • Glue, pencil and scissors
  • String to hang it up or sticky -tape to stick it on the window

RAINBOW 1

STAINED GLASS HEART:

You will need:

  • Black paper or card
  • Tissue paper in different colours
  • Glue, pencil and scissors
  • String to hang it up or sticky -tape to stick it on the window

RAINBOWS TO RAISE SPIRITS

It’s lovely to see rainbows in people’s windows, as a sign that things will get better and to show our appreciation of NHS workers. Here are some simple ideas that you can do with things that you already have at home.

RAINBOWS TO RAISE SPIRITS

It’s lovely to see rainbows in people’s windows, as a sign that things will get better and to show our appreciation of NHS workers. Here are some simple ideas that you can do with things that you already have at home.

RAINBOWS TO RAISE SPIRITS

It’s lovely to see rainbows in people’s windows, as a sign that things will get better and to show our appreciation of NHS workers. Here are some simple ideas that you can do with things that you already have at home.

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Are you interested in mummies, pyramids and ancient treasure? Follow these links to learn more about ancient Egypt and to visit many different sites of interest: You can visit the Egyptian Galleries on a virtual tour of the British Museum in London : https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Neu:
Usborne: http://tiny.cc/m851mz
Tripsavvy: http://tiny.cc/m951mz

HIEROGLYPHICS ALPHABET

Use the hieroglyphics alphabet to solve the important message from Clic-it Cymru:

Thanks to Gareth Roberts,
 University of Pennsylvania

You can take a virtual tour around the secret flat or ‘annex’ where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War 2 and where she wrote her famous diary.
https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/s ecret-annex/
Read more about Anne Frank in Issue 9

http://tiny.cc/laa2mz
Here’s your chance to climb this famous tower, designed by Gustav Eiffel and opened in 1889. Are you brave enough to climb over 300m?

http://tiny.cc/gua2mz
How about taking a walk along the Great Wall of China? The wall isn’t one continuous piece but many smaller sections, 21,196km altogether; with parts of it built 2,500 ago! Usually, over 10 million people visit the wall every year.

http://tiny.cc/2k91mz
Usually 25,000 people a day visit the Sistine Chapel to look at its amazing ceiling, painted by the famous artist Michelangelo. This is your chance to take a look without paying, or queuing, or having to share it with thousands of other people!

Here is a famous part of the painting where God creates Adam. This is one of the most famous images in history!

The Sistine Chapel is in the Vatican City, in Rome. This is where the Pope lives, and he uses the Chapel for important Services. Michelangelo painted this huge picture (measuring 14m x 40m) between 1508 and 1512; it was very challenging to paint because he had to lie flat on his back on a high platform or stand painting with his arms above his head!

You can visit each of the 7 National Museums of Wales by following this link: https://bit.ly/2yhMIcS

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BRAIN TWISTER

WHAT WILL I
DO TODAY?

All five children have to stay at home all day. Can you work out what activity each one prefers?

BRAIN TWISTER

WHAT WILL I
DO TODAY?

All five children have to stay at home all day. Can you work out what activity each one prefers?

BRAIN TWISTER

WHAT WILL I
DO TODAY?

All five children have to stay at home all day. Can you work out what activity each one prefers?

  1. John enjoys reading more than anything.
  2. Both Mari and Beth are bored of the PlayStation
  3. Cai likes to cook or read.
  4. Beth is the one who likes craft most.
  1. John enjoys reading more than anything.
  2. Both Mari and Beth are bored of the PlayStation
  3. Cai likes to cook or read.
  4. Beth is the one who likes craft most.
  1. John enjoys reading more than anything.
  2. Both Mari and Beth are bored of the PlayStation
  3. Cai likes to cook or read.
  4. Beth is the one who likes craft most.

WISE
WORDS
FROM
AUNTY
DOT

WISE
WORDS
FROM
AUNTY
DOT

WISE
WORDS
FROM
AUNTY
DOT

Don't be afraid!

It's a strange time for us all, not being able to go to school or seeing our friends. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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It's spring again, the long winter months forgotten. Every creature on earth has a life cycle, and in water pools and shallow streams one small creature is making an appearance.

It's spring again, the long winter months forgotten. Every creature on earth has a and in water pools and shallow streams one small creature is making an appearance.

It's spring again, the long winter months forgotten. Every creature on earth has a and in water pools and shallow streams one small creature is making an appearance.

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Frog spawn
Eggs are laid in clumps and can be seen in shallow, stagnant pools. They look like a mass of jelly with tiny black dots. Frogs spawn face many hazards, so the frog will lay lots of eggs.

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Tadpoles
After 4 weeks tiny tadpoles will emerge from the eggs. They will latch onto grasses beneath the surface. They will begin to move using their tails and they eat algae. They breathe through gills, beneath the water surface.

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Legs appear
At around 6 weeks, legs will appear, starting with two hind legs, followed by the front legs. The tail will remain at this stage to help with movement.

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Gulping air
The tadpole starts to resemble a small frog, it will come up to the water surface to breathe. The tail will not be as prominent.

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Croak! Croak!
At 12 weeks the frog is ready to leave the water. The frog will then find a partner, lay eggs and the cycle will start again.

A friendly visitor
Gardeners welcome frogs into their gardens, as they eat slugs and snails.

Category: Amphibian
Weight: 20 g
Life span: 5-10 years

Covid-19

Be careful - you must not travel from your local area, but you can look out for tadpoles in pools near your home when out on your daily exercise. Water alert! Always be careful near pools and rivers.

Here’s how Magi from Pen Llŷn is coping with the current situation:

What are you doing to fill your day?

I’ve started jogging around the village with my mum and sister Beti. We go every other day and try to make it quicker every time. I have three sisters and a brother, so I spend a lot of time playing with them all. I practice my karate because I’m working towards my brown and white belt. Sometimes I help mum and dad in the house and garden. If I do good work, they give me a bit of money so I can save-up. We also walk for miles as a family.

How do you keep up with your schoolwork?

As there are five of us needing to do schoolwork, everyone has to take their turn on the computer. Mum prints out some of the tasks so I can do them on the desk in my bedroom too. I also spend a lot of time reading. Every morning during the school week my dad does a PE lesson for us all in the garden – it’s a lot of fun!

How do you keep in touch with family and friends?

After managing to get Nain and Taid to understand FaceTime we can speak to them every day, and other members of the family quite regularly. About twice a week I also have FaceTime with my friend Cadi. We also send lots of pictures to members of the family.

Good things about the situation...

I love having the chance to choose a different outfit to wear every day! It’s great to be at home and spend time with the family and it’s nice to have time to chat at the dinner table, take long walks and play board-games. I’ve had time to draw and paint, use my dried-flower kit and play the piano.
The lovely weather has made the situation much more positive. We’ve spent hours in the garden, playing and keeping fit.

Things that are not so good...

Usually I go swimming four times a week. Because of the current situation I’m not able to do this and I really miss it.
I’m a Yr.6 pupil and it’s really sad to think that I can’t go back to Ysgol Edern to say goodbye. I’ve got lots of lovely memories that I’d like to share with friends and teachers on my last day there. I’m also a bit anxious that I’m missing out on some important steps to prepare me for Secondary School. I’m also really miffed to be missing out on a school trip to Cardiff at the end of May, it’s such a disappointment!
There are two other negative things about the situation: one is that I miss seeing my friends and family and the other is that mum and dad are finding it hard to get a home-delivery slot with Asda and I can’t have my Tuesday night pizza!

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WELSH HEALTH BOARDS

WELSH HEALTH BOARDS

WELSH HEALTH BOARDS

Wales has seven Health Boards as part of the Welsh National Health Service (NHS Wales). Three of the Boards are named after outstanding figures - Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Hywel Dda Health Board, and Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Who were these people?

Wales has seven Health Boards as part of the Welsh National Health Service (NHS Wales). Three of the Boards are named after outstanding figures - Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Hywel Dda Health Board, and Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Who were these people?

Wales has seven Health Boards as part of the Welsh National Health Service (NHS Wales). Three of the Boards are named after outstanding figures - Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Hywel Dda Health Board, and Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Who were these people?

BETSI CADWALADR

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board serves people across North Wales.

BETSI CADWALADR

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board serves people across North Wales.

BETSI CADWALADR

Betsi Cadwaladr knew Florence Nightingale, as both served in the Crimean War. Florence mentioned Betsi in her diary, praising her for her nursing and cooking skills!

Betsi Cadwaladr, born in Bala in 1789, had 15 siblings, her mother sadly died when Betsi was a child. Betsi wanted to become a nurse, but at that time it was very difficult for women to train or have a profession. Betsi's father was strict, and ordered her to stay at home - Betsi hated being stuck at home, she dreamed of adventure!

Through the Window!

Betsi's father refused to let her go out dancing or to have fun, so one night, when everyone else were asleep, Betsi escaped through her bedroom window.

World Wide Adventure

By all accounts, Betsi had itchy feet! She found herself in several countries, including China, India and Argentina. But she only became famous when she decided to go to the Crimea War. By then she was 65 years of age, there she worked hard helping wounded soldiers on the battle ground. To this day, we still remember her dedication to her patients.

Fancy a fact?

Betsi Cadwaladr knew Florence Nightingale, as both served in the Crimean War. Florence mentioned Betsi in her diary, praising her for her nursing and cooking skills!

Betsi Cadwaladr knew Florence Nightingale, as both served in the Crimean War. Florence mentioned Betsi in her diary, praising her for her nursing and cooking skills!

Betsi Cadwaladr knew Florence Nightingale, as both served in the Crimean War. Florence mentioned Betsi in her diary, praising her for her nursing and cooking skills!

HYWEL DDA

Hywel Dda Health Board serves the people of West Wales.

HYWEL DDA

Hywel Dda Health Board serves the people of West Wales.

HYWEL DDA

Hywel Dda Health Board serves the people of West Wales.

Hywel ap Cadell, or Hywel Dda was a 10th century king. By 942 AD Hywel Dda reigned over most of Wales, apart for Gwent and Glamorganshire. Over the centuries he has become renowned for his wisdom, and as a lawmaker.

An important meeting

Hywel Dda called a meeting at Hendy gwyn ar Daf (Whitland). Prominent people from all over Wales attended to discuss and pass laws. The laws of Hywel Dda differed from the laws of England at the time. One law concerning inheritance was very different to the law of England - where land and property would be inherited by the first born son only.
Hywel Dda's law stated that -

Fancy a Fact?

Hywel Dda is the only medieval Welsh king to appear on a coin.

  • on the death of a land owner, his land would be shared between all of his sons. The youngest son would divide the land into lots, then the other sons would choose their lots - beginning with the eldest son.

ANEURIN BEVAN

Aneurin Bevan Health Board serves patients across South-East Wales.

ANEURIN BEVAN

Aneurin Bevan Health Board serves patients across South-East Wales.

ANEURIN BEVAN

Aneurin Bevan Health Board serves patients across South-East Wales.

Click here for Aneurin Bevan’s history (Welsh only)

Click here for Aneurin Bevan’s history (Welsh only)

Click here for Aneurin Bevan’s history (Welsh only)

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WWW.TOKYO2020OFFICIAL.COM

FANTASTIC FACTS

THE OLYMPIC GAMES

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Here are some facts you may not have known about the Olympic Games.

  • Gold Medals are actually made of silver!
    Since 1912 all gold medals have been made of silver, with only a thin layer of gold on top of it. It would cost too much for them to be made entirely of gold!
  • 2020 is the 4th time the modern Olympic Games have been cancelled.
    The games were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to the two World Wars.
  • Athletes in the ancient Olympic Games competed nude!
    All competitors were male and competed completely naked!
  • The youngest Olympic competitor was 10 years old.
    Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras competed in the Athens Olympics in 1896. The youngest gold medallist was springboard diver Marjorie Gestring, who won aged 13.
  • Only one person has ever won gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
    1920, American Eddie Eagan won a gold medal for boxing in the Summer Olympics and later won gold for a bobsled event in the 1932 Winter Olympics.
  • The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    Even though the games have been postponed until 2021, they will still be called the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Two issues of Clic-it Cymru will appear on Hwb each term. The next issue will be available on Monday the 15th of June. Remember to contact us by emailing clicitcymru@cynnal.co.uk - we will be delighted to hear your ideas and opinions.

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EXTRA PAGE!

MORE RAINBOWS TO RAISE SPIRITS IDEAS

RAINBOW 2

CLOUD:

You will need:

  • Strips of paper in different colours (Clic-it Cymru has used A3 strips but you can use any size)
  • 2 x cloud shapes cut from white paper or card. Remember that your cloud needs to be wide enough for all your paper strips!
  • Scissors, felt pen and glue.
  • String to hang it with (you don’t have to have this)

Method:

Glue the strips in a row across one of your cloud shapes and glue the other cloud on top of it. You can draw a happy face on one of your clouds and hang it with a piece of string if you want.

RAINBOW 3

CARDBOARD TUBE:

You will need:

  • Strips of paper in different colours.
  • Cardboard tube (toilet-roll or kitchen roll)

Method:

This is similar to the cloud, but the strips are glued inside the cardboard tube. You can paint your tube or glue paper over it to cover it.

RAINBOW 4

PAPER CHAINS:

You will need:

  • Strips of paper in different colours.
  • A stick and string to hang it on.

Method:

Make paper chains by gluing strips of paper into circles (Remember Santa’s beard in Issue 11?) Clic-it Cymru has used 8 circles for the shortest chain and made each chain one circle bigger. You can choose how long to make your chains – it’s up to you! You will need to thread the chains onto a stick to hang it.

Top Tip

If you haven’t got coloured paper in the house, then you can colour or paint some A4 paper and cut into strips. You don’t have to have 7 different colours either, you can just have 3 or 4 and repeat them.

TIME ON YOUR HANDS? MAKE A TIME CAPSULE!

What is a Time Capsule?

A Time Capsule is a container in which you put items that represent you and your life. The container can be a plastic bottle, a box or a bag - any container that is water tight. No water or damp must seep into it, otherwise the contents will be damaged.

Where can I put it?

Some people dig a hole in their garden to put it in, but if you don't have a garden you can put it on a shelf, in the attic or cellar, or even under your bed! Perhaps in the future, someone will come across it - it might give them an insight into how we live now. Perhaps an older version of you will open it in the future!

What should it contain?

It's up to you! Put in objects or items that provide clues about your life now.
Some ideas -

  • photos
  • a letter mentioning -
    • favourite books, films or food
    • sports
    • your family
    • your hobbies
    • life events
  • a current newspaper
  • a craft project
  • an item you don't longer use e.g. an old watch or toy.

FEELING BORED? NOTHING TO DO? HERE ARE 15 SUPER CHALLENGES TO KEEP YOU BUSY:

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