As Americans celebrate PARENTS DAY, here’s four special people to remember too.

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Here’s to parents all around the world. America celebrates Parents Day on 28th July this year. Parents have done so much for us. They have given us life, nurtured us, taught us, guided us, and generally have been there through thick and thin. It’s a great opportunity to say thank you.

In recognition of parents world-wide, we have selected four very important people to highlight and discuss. They are like ‘parents’ to many of those they helped during their lifetime. From caring, nursing, teaching, loving and developing, they have been amazing role models for all of us and we should make sure our children know who they are and what they did.

  • Take students to ‘meet’ these two amazing women and two amazing men
  • Create a class discussion on just what their achievements have done for us.
  • What would our world be like to day without their input?


Florence Nightingale – as a nurse, she also developed an idea of spiritual motherhood and saw herself as the mother of the men of the British army—”my children”—whom she had saved.


Maria Montessori – as a doctor she was noted for the way in which she ‘tended’ her patients, making sure they were warm and properly fed as well as diagnosing and treating their illnesses.


Jonas Salk– best known for his discovery and development of the first successful polio vaccine. Many children died or were left with a disabling paralysis.


Henry Wellcome – he has saved many lives with the medicines he developed and produced.  He willed his entire fortune for further development and research, to The Wellcome Trust, which is one of the largest biomedical charities in the world.

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