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  • Unlock your students' potential with our quality, affordable, eyecatching posters.
  • Inspire a whole new generation to develop a 'get-ahead' and 'can-do' spirit.
  • Display images of brilliant people who dared to dream and discuss the contributions they have made to our everyday lives and the obstacles and skepticism they overcame.
  • Great educational resources for cross-cultural awareness and for bringing a global dimension in to the classroom.
No: 1
Title: Black History Composite
Size: 24" x 36"
Price: £12.00
Features 20 photographs and text on significant events in Black History including Imhotep, Haile Selassie, Rosa Parks, Lewis Latimer, Malcolm X, Alexandre Dumas, Shang Dynasty, Martin Luther King, Black Seminole, Madam C J Walker, Alexander Pushkin, The Black Mongols of China. A versatile poster. Great for celebrating Black History month.
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No: 2
Title: Remembering the Past
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £10.00
Encourage your students to celebrate the accomplishments of the past and to anticipate the future. A great centrepiece for your Black History Month celebrations. Works extremely well with our role model posters. Great too for encouraging a 'can do' attitude.
No: 4
Title: Crossroad of Dreams
Size: 35" x 21"
Price: £10.00

"My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work" RP.

"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in." RP.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - MLK.

"Memories of our lives, of our work and our deeds will continue in others." RP.

"A right delayed is a right denied." MLK

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin,
but by the content of their character." MLK etc.

A great accompaniment to our President Obama print. Let us not forget that Rosa Parks sat and Martin Luther King walked so that Barack Obama could one day run for President.

Also works brilliantly with poster No 75, Civil Rights events, below

No: 5
Title: Rosa Parks III
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
The reverse of this poster features added value photocopierable items, fun ideas and interesting facts.
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No: 8
Title: President Barack Obama
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
The reverse of this poster features added value photocopierable items, fun ideas and interesting facts.
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No: 9
Title: Shirley Chisholm (Pioneer of Woman's Rights)
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £8.00
Read details of the indomitable spirit of this extraordinary woman who long before Obama, dared to campaign to become a Presidential nominee in 1972. Another strong female role model.
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No: 11
Title: Martin Luther King (A fine art print on thick, quality paper).
Size: 24" x 36"
Price: £15.00
"I have a dream that this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.'"
No: 15
Title: George Washington Carver
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00

An american scientist, botanist educator and inventor. Born 1860. Died 1943. George Washington Carver developed his crop rotation method which revolutionised agriculture in the southern states of America, greatly boosting the economy of the area at a time when many farmers werefacing great hardship following years of civil war . He educated farmers to alternate the soil-depleting cotton crops with soil-enriching crops such as peanuts, soya beans, sweet potatoes and pecans and thus changing th e South from being a one-crop land of cotton, to being multi-crop farmlands, with farmers having hundreds of profitable uses for their new crops.

George Washington Carver did not patent or profit from most of his products. He freely gave his discoveries to mankind. Most important was the fact that he "God gave them to me" he would say about his ideas, "How can I sell them to someone else?" In 1940, Carver donated his life savings to the establishment of the Carver Research Foundation at Tuskegee, for continuing research in agriculture. He is recognised as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century and his influence is still being felt today.

More interesting facts, fun ideas and reproducibles can be found on the reverse of this popular poster. A great accompaniment to our other Scientist and Inventors posters.

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No: 18
Title: Solve the Problem (Laminated)
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £10.00
No: 19
Title: I am a Scientist (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
I love experiments. I'm good at asking 'Why?' and trying to find answers.
I am a scientist
A great accompaniment to our various scientist and inventors posters
No: 21
Title: Change
Size: 16" x 20"
Price: £10.00
No: 22
Title: Self-Image (Laminated)
Size: 20" x 24"
Price: £12.00
"A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success."
No: 23
Title: Believe (Laminated)
Size: 20" x 24"
Price: £12.00
"You begin to achieve when you begin to believe."
Why not use our Olympics/sports posters to motivate and raise the aspirations of your students. Use in discussions to highlight how hard work pays off and the idea that you should never give up.
No: 24
Title: Focus (Laminated)
Size: 20" x 24"
Price: £12.00
"Set your goal and focus on it."
Use these powerful sporting images to reinforce the value of challenge and the importance of striving for excellence. Browse our other galleries for more great examples
No: 25
Title: Successful Student (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
No: 28
Title: Nelson Mandela (large)
Size: 24" x 34"
Price: £10.00
"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another."
No: 36
Title: Happiness (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
A great poster for encouraging students to regularly participate in sport and physical activities.
No: 37
Title: Attitude is Everything (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 18"
Price: £10.00
A great poster for helping children understand the dedication, perseverance and positive mental attitude needed for success.
No: 38
Title: Nothing is Out of Your Reach (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 18"
Price: £10.00
A great poster for raising aspirations.
No: 39
Title: Dream the Impossible (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 18"
Price: £10.00
A great poster for encouraging your students to achieve their personal goals.
No: 40
Title: Laminated Multicultural Welcome Poster
Size: 16" x 21"
Price: £12.00
No: 52
Title: Take Pride (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
Inspiring!!
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No: 60
Title: Harriet Tubman
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
The reverse of this poster features added value photocopierable items, fun ideas and interesting facts.
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No: 75
Title: Civil Rights Events
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
The reverse of this poster features added value photocopierable items, fun ideas and interesting facts.
No: 80
Title: Experience (Laminated)
Size: 20" x 24"
Price: £12.00
Caption: "Prejudice rarely survives experience"
No: 81
Title: Martin Luther King (Small)
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
Includes excerpt from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
The reverse of this poster features added value photocopierable items, fun ideas and interesting facts.
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No: 82
Title: Madam C J Walker
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £12.00
Includes biographical information on this amazing entrepreneur and social activist. Madam C J Walker (1867-1919) overcame incredible hardship barriers and became a self-made millionaire at time when it was frowned upon for women to even hold a job. Whilst creating a fortune for herself, she also created jobs for thousands of other women. A wonderful role model.
No: 83
Title: The Highest (Laminated)
Size: 20" x 24"
Price: £12.00
Caption: "The highest result of education is tolerance." - Helen Keller
No: 93
Title: Great Leaders
Size: 24" x 36"
Price: £15.00
A large fine art print featuring 14 historical Black figures: Sojourner Truth, Marcus Garvey, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, Mary McLeod Bethune, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah, Langston Hughes, Elijah Muhammad etc.
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No: 94
Title: Tony Morrison
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £10.00
No: 97
Title: Malcolm X
Size: 28" x 24"
Price: £15.00
A biographical timeline poster of this charismatic black leader who after a life-altering pilgrimage to Mecca changed his separatist views, envisioning instead reconciliation between the races and world brotherhood.
No: 98
Title: Hope Powell (Laminated)
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £7.00
Born December 8th 1966. Hope Powell became the first woman to achieve the UEFA Pro License. In 2003 she was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
Promote leadership with this great poster!
No: 99
Title: Frederick Douglass
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, circa 1818 – February 20, 1895) was a firm believer in the equality of all people. He was fond of saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." He was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement gaining renown for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing.
Frederick Douglass visited Britain on a number of occasions to promote the cause of abolition, most famously the city of Leeds in 1859 where he gave an inspirational speech at the Music Hall. Read more about this anti-slavery activist on our informative poster.

No: 103
Title: Mae C Jemison (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
A laminated portrait poster with a short bullet-point biography of the first Black woman in space.
 
Why not team this up with our other scientist and inventors posters.
Dame Kelly Holmes (Laminated)
No: 104
Title: Dame Kelly Holmes (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
A hugely inspiring Olympian. Why not create a photographic display of past and present Olympians and Paralympians? We have a number of great sporting idols on our site to get you started.
No: 105
Title: Baroness Amos, Politician (laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
A laminated portrait poster with a short bullet-point biography.   
No: 106
Title: Mary Seacole (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
Born in Jamaica in 1805. Moved to England to work as a nurse. Nursed sick soldiers in the Crimean War, using hygienic nursing techniques. She had to fund her own travel and work after offers of help were rejected by the government. For many years she looked after sick soldiers, at times on the battlefield under cannon fire. She was later to be awarded medals for bravery by Britain, Turkey and France. She died in 1881 but not before completing a book about her life that became a best-seller at the time. A truly remarkable woman.
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No: 111
Title: Cyberbullying 2 (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
No: 112
Title: Happy to be Me (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
No: 113
Title: I Know I Can (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
No: 118
Title: Elijah McCoy
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £12.00
A prolific inventor  who inspired the phrase "the real McCoy".   Amongst his many inventions are the lawn sprinkler, automatic oil cup(lubricator), the rubber heel on a shoe, and much, much more.  A short biography is featured on this poster. 
 
Why not team this up with our other scientist and inventors posters.
No: 123
Title:Bishop Desmond Tutu
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £10.00
No: 126
Title: Jesse Jackson (Laminated)
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £12.00
No: 130
Title: The Continent of Africa
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
This poster contains useful facts about the varied geography and cultures of Africa. The back of poster features reproducible sheets, activities, and helpful teaching tips.

We are also including a FREE teacher's guide entitled How Big is Africa? which is packed with useful, little known information.
For example, re climate:
Did you know that
Africa is the second largest continent in the world. 15% of it is considered desert (hot with little rain). 10% of it is considered tropical rainforest (tropical wet). 35% of it is considered savanna/grasslands (steppe). The rest of Africa includes Mediterranean climate, mountain climate, tropical wet and dry, rainy and mild and wet and mild.

Our FREE guide also covers population and agricultural diversity and has a great deal of fascinating information that will help your students realise that Africa is a continent and not a country and that the common generalisations that people make about Africa may indeed be true of a few places in Africa but they do not represent the continent as a whole.

No: 134
Title: Knowledge (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
The road to knowledge begins with the turn of a page.
No: 138
Title: Sol Campbell (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
Sol Campbell signed for Spurs at the age of 18 in 1992. He first played for England in 1996 and was outstanding in the 1998 World Cup. Arsenal were premiership and FA Cup Champions with Sol in defence. His current club is Portsmouth City.

This poster is identical in style to No. 137 above with a short bullet-point biography.
No: 140
Title: Dr Charles Drew, scientist and creator of the first blood bank in Britain (laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
Dr Charles Drew organised the world's first blood bank drive, nicknamed 'Blood for Britain,' supplying blood plasma to the British during World War II. Throughout this war, the British military used blood plasma preservation techniques pioneered by the doctor, establishing mobile blood banks to aid in the treatment of wounded soldiers at the front lines.

Why not team this poster up with our other scientist and inventors posters.
A laminated portrait poster with a short bullet-point biography
No: 141
Title: Benjamin Zephania (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
A poet who informs and amuses children and adults all over the world with his love of life and his rapping rhythms. He published his first poetry collection at the age of 22. He has also written plays, novels and musicals.

This poster is identical in style to No. 137 above with a short bullet-point biography.
No: 143
Title: Oswald Boeteng (laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
A leading fashion designer who has introduced Saville Row tailoring to a new generation. Oswald Boateng's arrival on the scene took the international fashion scene by storm by creating designs which mix the cultural heritage and traditions of his roots (Ghanaian-British), with contemporary society today. 

Oswald Boateng learned to make clothes in his teens by watching his girlfriend.  He sold his first collection to a menswear shop when he was just sixteen.  His signature, bespoke suits are worn by many famous people ranging from politicians to rock stars
A laminated portrait poster with a short bullet-point biography
No: 144
Title: Trevor Nelson (laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
Trevor Nelson began DJ'ing from an early age.   His career path soon progressed to organising big warehouse parties and it wasn't long before he found himself DJ'ing on the then pirate Kiss FM radio station on the graveyard shift.

Trevor made his name playing at the infamous Soul II Soul Sunday night jam at the Africa Centre in London.

In 1990 Kiss FM became legal and Trevor was offered a daytime show as well as a directorship.

In 1993 Trevor joined Cooltempo (EMI records) as Club Promotions Manager.

After ten years with Kiss FM, 1996 saw him move over to Radio 1 to present The Rhythm Nation show.

In February 1998 Trevor joined MTV as presenter of their black music show The Lick and in May that year he gained another show, The Lick Chart.

At the end of 2000, he had started hosting his own music show, Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice, on BBC TWO and the former BBC Choice. 

Trevor continues to DJ across the UK and around the world.  He also hosts major events and TV shows across BBC channels, MTV, ITV and Channel 4.

Trevor's passion and drive have enabled him to be one of the champions of R&B music in the UK, and his increasing profile has made him a respected and valued figure in the music industry across the world.

DJ, presenter, businessman, Trevor Nelson is definitely a positive role model for all young people.

No: 151
Title: Keys to Character
Size: 17" x 22"
Price: £8.00
No: 167
Title: Pele (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
Born October 23rd 1940. Pele has been called the greatest football player of all time. In total Pele scored 1281 goals in 1363 games.
No: 168
Title: Serena and Venus Williams (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
Venus was born June 17th 1980 and Serena September 26th 1981. They are both seen as some of the most successful female tennis players of all time.
No: 169
Title: Jesse Owens (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
Born September 12th 1913. Jesse Owens competed in the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany and won four goal medals there.
One of the best remembered athletes in Olympic history. Jesse Owens did not let competing in front of a hostile Nazi crowd stop him from achieving. During the 1938 Olympics he almost single handedly discredited Hitler's master race theory breaking record after record as the eyes of the world looked on. His achievements in Berlin went a great way to break down down racial stereotypes. Jesse Owens is a truly great example of an Olympian who overcame adversity and hardship to become a track and field Olympic legend. He went on to a lifetime of working with underprivileged youth and travelled the world extensively as a motivational speaker, inspiring many others to greatness as he did so.
No: 171
Title: Reading (Laminated)
Size: 18 " x 24"
Price: £12.00
Ade Adepitan
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No: 174*
Title: Ade Adepitan (laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
Born in Nigeria in 1973, Ade contracted polio aged 6 months. He began playing wheelchair basketball at school in London and has now competed on every continent and at every level. He was part of the Great Britain team that won bronze in the 2004 Summer Paralympics and gold in the 2005 Paralympic World Cup. 2008 saw Ade commentate on the wheelchair basketball at the Beijing Olympics. He is a regular on our television screens, NBA coverage, holiday programmes, acting roles, BBC Sportsround etc.

Alongside Ade's television work he is currently an Ambassador for London's 2012 Olympics bid and features heavily in their high profile poster campaign. He was awarded the MBE in 2005 for his contribution to disabled sports. His new sporting passion is wheelchair tennis. An inspiring individual. A great poster for raising aspiration and esteem.
Ade Adepitan
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No: 175*
Title: Lewis Hamilton (laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
Born in Stevenage in 1985. Lewis Hamilton won his first British Kart Championship aged 10. In 2006 he won the GP2 title, the F1 feeder series. He became a McLaren Formula One driver in 2007. In his first season in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton set numerous records and finished second in the 2007 Formula One Championship. He won his first World Championship the following season and remains the youngest ever Formula One World Champion.

This poster is identical in style to Nos. 143 and 144 above with a short, bullet-point biography.
No: 176
Title: Chinwe Roy (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17 "
Price: £7.00
Chinwe Roy is a Suffolk artist, born in Nigeria. She holds a university degree in graphic design and she has a wide range of skills, including still life painting and sculpture. She was commissioned to paint a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, the first black person ever to do so.

This poster is identical in style to Nos. 174 above with a short bullet-point biography.
No:177
Title: Samuel Jackson (Laminated)
Size: 12" x 17"
Price: £7.00
*This poster is identical in style to Nos. 143 and 144 above with a short, bullet-point biography.
An actor, Samuel Jackson was born on 21st December 1948. As a boy, he spoke with a stutter. He initially took up acting only at the urging of his speech therapist. With a lot of hard work Samuel Jackson overcame his speech problem and is now known as one of Hollywood's biggest actors.
Samuel Jackson certainly did not let his disability hold him back!!
What is Bullying
No: 178
Title: What is Bullying 2 (Laminated)
Size: 18" x 24"
Price: £12.00
No: 181
Title: African American Women
Size: 24" x 36"
Price: £12.00
Brian Lara
No: 188
Title: Brian Lara
Size: 12" x 17" (Laminated)
Price: £7.00

Brian Lara was born on May 2nd 1969. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is the only batsmen to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games.

Daley Thompson
No: 189
Title: Daley Thompson (Laminated)
Size: 11 " x 17"
Price: £7.00
Daley Thompson CBE was born on 30th July 1958. He has been called the greatest decathlete of all time. He had four world records, two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, and wins in the European and World Championships.
Brian Lara
No: 195
Title: Stevie Wonder (Laminated)
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £7.00

Born May 13th, 1950. Stevie Wonder has been blind since shortly after birth. He has received twenty two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist.

Brian Lara
No: 196
Title: Michael Jordan (Laminated
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £7.00

 

Brian Lara
No: 197
Title: Muhammad Ali (Laminated)
Size: 11" x 17"
Price: £7.00

 


No: 198
Title: Bob Marley
Size: 16" x 16"
Price: £9.00
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