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🗺️ Here to help with a little with homeschooling | Lesson One: Geography

The kids are back to homeschool after the Easter 'holidays' and we want to lend some daily assistance this week by offering a Reading twist to your children's learning...

20 April 2020

The Easter holidays gave us some much-needed sunshine and a break from the tasks that schools are helpfully providing for our children to help keep their minds active outside of the classroom.

Now, it's back to school for the kids! And homeschooling continues to be fun, fascinating...but also challenging for young ones and parents alike.

So we're here to help with a few homeschooling activities this week.

And on the Royals syllabus on Monday is a little geography.

Below are four recent Royals players from different countries and different continents. All we want you to do is identify the right flag for their nation and then do a little research on each country to help bring us all a little closer to their continent and country's cultures.



Goalkeeper: Adam Federici

a) Pick the right flag for the Nowra-born stopper...

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b) Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada , USA, China and Brazil. But what is the capital city of Australia?

c) The iconic Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973 and was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The opening was televised and included fireworks and a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No.9. But who formally opened the landmark?

d) Who is Australia's most-capped player?


Defender: Kaspars Gorkss

a) Pick the right flag for the promotion-winning centre-half...

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b) Latvia is one of the three Baltic states. It is about half the size of Greece and is one of the world’s greenest countries with over half of the country is covered in forest. But what is the capital city of Latvia?

c) Latvia shares borders with four other countries - can you name them?

d) Kaspars is the third most-capped Latvian in Premier League history. But who is the most capped Latvian Premier League player in history?


Midfielder: Seol Ki-Hyeon

a) Pick the right flag for the man who assisted our first ever Premier League goal for Dave Kitson to poke home...

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b) South Korea is located in Eastern Asia and sits on the Korean peninsula. It shares a land border with only North Korea, whose capital city is Pyongyang. But what is the capital city of South Korea?

c) The last Winter Olympics were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018. Soohorang was the official mascot of the games, but can you do some research on what animal it was?

d) Seol arrived in the UK from Belgium but he played for two other clubs in England besides Reading. Can you name them?


Striker: Yakubu Ayegbeni

a) Pick the right flag for the former Premier League star who scored a vital goal in our FA Cup run to the semi-finals in 2015...

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b) The River Niger is the longest and largest river in West Africa and spans about 4,180 km from the highlands of Guinea passing through Mali, Niger, Benin, and Nigeria. But what is the capital city of Nigeria?

c) Nigeria is the seventh most populous country in the world and is the most populous in Africa. Can you name the second and third most populous countries in Africa, both beginning with the letter E.

d) Yakubu is the third highest goalscorer in Nigerian international football history, but which former Premier League defender is the joint top appearance-maker for Nigeria?


Want more?

Education is one of our Community Trust's key pillars and our coaches have put together some worksheets and fun activities for children to take on during the COVID-19 lockdown!

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