7th May – Mother’s Day
The first Sunday of May has long been dedicated to honouring mothers.
In 1858, the American activist, Ann Jarvis, founded the “Mothers Days Work Club” with the aim of supporting families with working mothers and reducing infant mortality. Years later, after her death, it was her daughter, Anna Jarvis, who took the initiative to propose that Mother’s Day be a recognised day. This proposal was made on May 12th, 1907, and was accepted in its country of origin.
Portugal also began celebrating this day, initially on December 8th, and in the 1970s it was changed to the first Sunday in May.
At our school, we allude to this very special day, highlighting values such as friendship, affection, respect and care for those around us.
We share some photographic records of the work done by the students of Pre-School and Primary School and wish you a happy day.