Amazing People Newsletter – April 2015
Hello Amazing People,
This month we are focusing on Creativity, Determination and Courage. These are attributes that Amazing People clearly possessed, so we need to ask..….would we be experiencing today’s modern world without them? The discoveries of new lands, medical developments, memorable events and technology, have created an amazing world for us to live in.
Creativity – One of the most enticing and exhilarating sporting events for future years, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens on April 6 1896. Pierre de Coubertin made certain that his idea of reviving the Olympic Games was going to happen! It took many years to achieve but thanks to his creativity and determination, elite athletes and sporting fans are able to enjoy the excitement and challenges of the Olympic Games.
Determination – Other feats displaying that same determination include the stories of our brave explorers. It was in April 1770 that Captain James Cook and his crew reached the south-east coast of Australia, becoming the first Europeans to reach this coastline.
Early Health Professionals – making life better! – Likewise, Creativity, Determination and Courage are inherent attributes possessed by the Scientists and Doctors that dedicated their lives to their work. Every day, millions of people use Listerine mouthwash, however few know that it was named after Dr Joseph Lister. Born in April 1827, he was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery and due to his innovatory work in the field of preventative medicine and the quality of medical care, improved death rates and life expectancy.
Also born in April 1899, Percy Julian was an American research Chemist and pioneer of chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants. And who can forget the ground breaking work of Jonas Salk? His breakthrough in developing the polio vaccine was announced to the world on April 12, 1955 changing the lives of millions of people and future generations to come.
April is School Library Month and National Library Week commences 12th April in the USA. Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), these events celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support.
Do you support your local library? Why not tell your local librarian about our ‘Amazing People Story Library’?
Shakespeare Day is celebrated in the U.K. on April 23. William Shakespeare was a gifted writer born in April 1564 and his memory lives on as he is honoured on this very special day. When we look back over the years, we are amazed at the talent of incredible writers that have left us with the world’s greatest literary works, works that have been adapted into plays, movies and music.
Annual World Book Day is also held on April 23. It is organised by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing & copyright. How fitting that such an event shares Shakespeare’s Day!
Harper Collins ELT Readers – Amazing People Worldwide®, are proud to partner with Harper Collins, who have included our unique stories in their English Language Training readers.
We invite you to read the letter from the Series Editor to find out more about these unique ELT readers. Can this resource benefit you and encourage your children to read?
Books and Technology – With technology all around us and the choices we have, it is difficult to find an excuse for not reading! It is very interesting when travelling on public transport to see how people are reading today using smart phones, eReaders and tablets. Downloading literature in some form is becoming more and more popular. In SCHOOLS and in businesses around the world, students and employees are offered various training/learning tools that are used with a tablet or computer. On-line libraries are now playing an important role in how we research and learn.
Freebie for the Month!
This month we offer you our FREE eBook and audio story of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.
In this sensational title, you can take a look into the life and times of this gifted writer, playwright, poet and actor.
To get this FREE eBook and Audio, simply contact us with your email details. Check our free items every month and be inspired!
Our Time Traveller – Meeting Amazing People
I feel privileged to have journeyed to many of the birth places of the incredible individuals that I have featured in our publications. The reward of learning about their amazing lives through their creativity, determination and courage is something I will always be inspired by. You can reach your goals by self development, when you focus on how to use ‘action learning’ as the basis for success. My article, BioView® stories, will explain how my BioViews® came about and will give you an insight into the lives of high achievers. Make sure you get our free story about Shakespeare this month. You will soon be drawn into his world as he tells you his own inspiring story through the ‘BioView® experience’!
* Thank you Dr Charles. Your own ‘creativity’ has led you on a fascinating journey meeting the world’s most determined, courageous and creative individuals. Thank you for sharing those stories with us.