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Meridian High School is one of London’s fastest improving schools. Together with our education team, they have been developing an Amazing People Schools Character Education programme, covering a whole-school approach to Character Education. Motivation - Honour - Success The deputy head, Liz Bone, has been working with her senior leadership team on developing this programme in such a way that the staff feel it has been easy and helpful to adopt. The school has developed a list of 8 attributes that they agreed to foster within their school community – attributes such as courage, focus and...
Emmeline Pankhurst spent her life fighting for the rights today's modern women take for granted. Her name is synonymous in Britain's history as she campaigned diligently for the right for women to vote. Born in England on 15 July 1858, Emily Pankhurst came from a family with a tradition of radical political beliefs. It is no wonder she became a fervent and passionate advocator of women’s rights and what she believed in. Emmeline also began associating with political organisations. Working for the Independent Labour Party (ILP), Emmeline distributed food to the poor men and women through the...
You switch on the light. Next, you turn on the television. After that you boil some water. All of those activities require electricity. You can do those things thanks to Nikola Tesla . Against the odds, he researched, developed and promoted an innovation in the supply of electricity.Who was this amazing man? What were his greatest achievements? Born July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla was an astounding talented man. He changed the world with his innovations and ideas. Tesla was a talented inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist and futurist. He explored magnetism and wireless...
Celebrate 4th July! Benjamin Franklin , one of the leaders of the American Revolution said, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” He lived to tell the story of the famous victory over the British Army of King George III and the formation of the USA Government in 1789. Now, school students can recreate those exciting times with innovative music and drama resources from Amazing People Worldwide. ‘We The People’ is based on the first words of the American Constitution. Those words are the defining anthem song featured and reflects the spirit of the...
​ Winston Churchill was born on November 30. On July 16, 1945, after being defeated in the elections the previous day, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of Britain. However, he was to become Prime Minister again. Remembered by many as one of the greatest British leaders of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill had an inherent drive to achieve his highest potential throughout his life. Get an insight into the extraordinary life of the man who held the post of Prime Minister of Britain. He had a great thirst for adventure which led him to pursue journalistic travels where he penned...
HOW MILLIONAIRES MADE MONEY by Dr Charles Margerison Psychologist - Amazing People Worldwide Henry Ford, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Cesar Ritz, Elizabeth Arden, Mayer Rothschild are all examples of people who started from humble circumstances and became multi-millionaires. How did they do it? What can we learn from their lives? How did they succeed? We can learn from their actions and success, but we cannot replicate what they did. They were a product of their time and their personality fitted the opportunities they discovered. No doubt, if they were to return today, most of the...
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Gold Coast Show - Musical Presentation Opportunity Celebrating its 110th year, the highly acclaimed Gold Coast Show has invited Amazing People Worldwide to present it's newly released Australian Musical “G’day Mate G’day” each afternoon at this year’s event being held on 26th, 27th and 28th August. The musical forms part of the Amazing People Schools initiative. Amazing People Worldwide would like to extend an invitation to all Gold Coast Schools, to participate. Three local schools will get the chance to present a selection of scenes from the production each day. This represents a unique...
Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821. Doctor, reformer, educator! She paved the way for women in medicine. Despite many rejections and criticisms, Elizabeth Blackwell persevered and went on to become one of the greatest pioneers in the development of health care for women. She trained many female doctors along the way and her story is so inspirational. It is accepted now that females may decide to study to become a doctor. Can you imagine, the prestige bestowed upon Elizabeth when she became the FIRST woman to receive a medical degree in the USA? Then to be named the FIRST female...
JOAN of ARC Can you imagine, as a teenager, confronting a royal leader, let alone leading soldiers into battle? What would the young people of today do when confronted with such unimaginable decisions? Joan of Arc was born on January 6 around the year 1412. Only a teenager, when she led French armies into battle during the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d'Arc), became a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic Saint. Born a peasant girl with little education, 'The Maid of Orleans', persuaded the King and army leaders that there was a way to beat the English army, all based on a...
Humphry Davy
What is this? The Davy Lamp was the first electric light that enabled miners to work safely, in close proximity to flammable gasses. The primitive lighting used by miners above, with exposed flames, created a potential threat to their safety every work day. Many of our young generation are yet to find out more about the great inventions that have led to today’s technology. We have so much to tell them. A diverse genius - Humphry Davy was born on December 17, 1778. Best remembered for discovering chlorine and iodine, Humphry Davy made many invaluable scientific contributions to our world...

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