World of people

Click on the photos below to read about these people. Then do the activities in the book.


Wales
Sir Ludwig Guttman with permission of the International Spinal Card Society (ISCoS)

Sir Ludwig Guttmann

Sir Ludwig Guttmann, or “Poppa” as his friends called him, was born in Germany in 1899. He founded the Paralympics and died in Britain in 1980.
Ireland
Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is an Irish Traveller. He was born ‘on the road’ in 1942 and has been travelling since.
Joe Mahon

Joe Mahon

Joe Mahon is 52 years old. He has always lived in Derry, in Northern Ireland.
Ireland
Shanice Mitchell

Shanice Mitchell

Sixteen-year-old Shanice Mitchell lives in Bennett Land, in Kingston.
Australia
Doug Dawson

Doug Dawson

Doug Dawson is a Flying Doctor pilot in the Australian outback.
Asia
Neelu Kaul

Neelu Kaul

Eighteen-year-old Neelu Kaul lives in Mumbai (Bombay) in India.

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