In a time where everything seems so, so bad, there are glimpses of happiness and hope. There are so many people offering to help others, help to our key workers, neighbours and even strangers. These acts of kindness aren’t being reported much so we plan to scour the world for good news stories and share them on here – feel free to raise a smile and share. Good News Today:
Princess Sofia of Sweden has swapped her tiara for scrubs by reducing her royal duties in order to volunteer as a medical assistant at a Stockholm hospital to support staff dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. The royal completed an intensive online training course and will assist with non-medical duties like shifts in the kitchen, cleaning and disinfecting.
The BBC has enlisted some famous experts to deliver online courses to young people. BBC Bitesize will feature geography lessons (specifically on animals and oceans) from Sir David Attenborough, Professor Brian Cox will teach science and footballer Sergio Ageuro is teaching young children how to count in Spanish.
Joe Wicks, who has become the nation’s PE teacher while schools are closed, has become a Guinness World Record holder for YouTube views after one of his live-streamed workouts was viewed by 955,158 people. “I had no idea that when I went live on my YouTube workout on March 24, that we were actually setting a world record,” he said.“So, thank you to everyone that tuned in – I’m so proud that this is our record, and we can remember that day as the moment we got the most viewers for a live work out.”