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This week's Picture News Special (2nd February 2021) is:

'What can we learn from Sir Captain Tom Moore?'

 

Captain Sir Tom Moore has sadly died. He was being treated in hospital for pneumonia and coronavirus but passed away on Tuesday afternoon. The army veteran became famous when he raised millions of pounds for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. The Queen has issued a statement saying, "My thoughts and those of the royal family are with Captain Tom's relatives, I recognise the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world."

Things to talk about at home…

 

  • What do we know about Captain Sir Tom Moore and his achievements? Do we know much about his life before last year?
  • Watch the Prime Minister’s tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore found in the useful video link below. Can you recall three positive examples that Boris Johnson outlined in the clip? Boris said that Captain Sir Tom Moore was ‘a beacon of hope for the world.’ What do you think he means by this and do you agree?
  • Whilst undertaking his first challenge of completing 100 laps in his garden, initially hoping to raise £1,000 for charity, Captain Sir Tom had said, “One small soul like me won’t make much difference”. Why do you think he might have said this? Do you think he was right?
  • Many people have said that Captain Sir Tom Moore will leave a huge legacy. What do you think we mean by legacy and what do you think the impact of Captain Sir Tom’s lasting message will be?

 

Let us know your opinion on the blog and, as always, use the resources to help you.

 

Web Links
Useful video – The Prime Minister’s tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSJXjQrF_v4 
Research link – Army profile of Captain Sir Tom Moore
www.army.mod.uk/people/leave-well/service-leavers-veterans/army-skills/captain-sir-tom-moore 

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