Good News: From Flocking Flamingos to Wiggly Walks
Well, here we are again, another week of lockdown, and another week full of incredible stories going on in the world to bring some joy and a few laughs along the way…
India’s nationwide lockdown may have left cities much quieter than usual, but it didn’t stop them from being colourful. Because of the decrease in air pollution, thousands of flamingos flocked to a lake in Mumbai, creating a beautiful sea of pink. See the videos here.
The happy kind of blues
As we continue to clap each week for all the carers, key workers and those on the frontline, many are providing even more ways to say our thanks. All across the country, blue post boxes thanking the NHS have been popping up in support. Is there one where you live? See the post boxes here.
Walk this way
In California, one family came up with a way to bring the laughs every single day. The designated the pavement outside their home The Ministry of Silly Walks. A simple sign encourages passers by to have some fun, cut loose and give their best silly walk for all to see. They’ve used their security camera to share all the walks on Insta! Follow the walks here.
Camping for a good cause
Despite a rain storm and cold toes, brother and sister duo William and Sophie spent all of last month camping in their garden to raise money for Treetops Hospice Care in Derbyshire. The hospice estimated to lose a large amount of money from a stop in fundraising due to coronavirus, but William and Sophie have helped by raising an amazing £2,200! Read the full story here.
The prom must go on
Students all over the world are missing out on end-of-school rituals whilst in lockdown. But that hasn’t stopped them from creating their own virtual versions of these instead. Many students across America took to using Zoom and YouTube last week to throw their own proms. They all got dressed up, danced to music and posed for selfies on their own, together. Read the full story here.
Setting records with renewables
The UK set a new record this week, entering it’s 19th day of not using coal as an energy source at power plants this week. With demands decreasing because of lockdown, renewable energy sources, such as solar power, have been rising. Awesome! Read the full story here.