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Every class at The Downs CEP School is named after someone that encapsulates our ethos of 'Nothing is impossible'. They are all ordinary people that have gone on to do extraordinary things, just like our children can!
David Attenborough shows us that 'nothing is impossible' by travelling the world and discovering lots of different species of animals. He shares his love of protecting wildlife with people all over the globe!
Madame Marie Curie showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by becoming the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was a very important scie3ntist that discovered elements that we still use today.
Evelyn Glennie shows us that 'nothing is impossible' because she overcame challenges by learning to play percussion instruments despite being profoundly deaf!
Frida Kahlo showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by teaching herself artistic techniques and using these to become a world famous artist!
Steve Jobs showed us that 'nothing is impossible' because he never gave up! His invention of the Macintosh computer failed several times but her persevered and eventually created many of the products that we use today such as ipads, Macbooks and iphones!
Mary Anning was a female palaoeontologist. At first, she was not allowed to take credit for her findings but she showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by continuing her work and discovering some of the oldest fossils in the world!
Dian Fossey showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by promoting the conservation and protection of gorillas. She travelled to many places around the globe to study them and shared her research with the world.
Thomas Barnado showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by supporting children from deprived backgrounds. He founded 'Barnardo's homes, where children could live and be educated for free.
Mary Seacole showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by coming one of the first nurses and travelling to the Crimea during the war in 1853. She set up a 'hotel' to help injured soldiers return to health!
Ameila Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. She proved that 'nothing is impossible' by challenging herself and achieving her goal!
Tim Peake is the first European Space Agency astronaut! He showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by going to the international space station.
Rosa Parks showed us that 'nothing is impossible' by standing up for her beliefs. She was an advocate for the rights of black people all over the world!
Alan Turing was a code breaker that worked in a top secret facility in World War 2. He proved that 'nothing is impossible' by decoding secret messages from the German military that ultimately helped the Allies to win the war!