Birthday of a humble peasant teenager who became a Saint!

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Can you imagine as a teenager confronting a royal leader, let alone leading soldiers into battle?

  • On May 16, 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized a Saint. France celebrates this fearless girl with a festival in May each year and May 30th is her Feast Day.

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 vision from God. She will long be cherished, as one of the most revered females in history.

Joan of Arc

We invite you to introduce this brave girl as an inspiration to others by sharing her amazing story and that of three other incredible women in Amazing Women in War.

  • Our lives and seem so complicated at times. If we can draw on the amazing people who bravely gave up so much and fought for what they believed in, maybe we can inspire someone else to try that little bit more or work that little bit harder.
  • In business and the career sector, what can we learn from such courage? 
  • How can we utilize these inspirational stories in the workplace and in schools?

Managers, leaders, teachers and even parents – what can you do to enhance your leadership qualities?

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We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

We invite you to please download our FREE Amazing People Toolkit.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

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