Florence Nightingale

Morning: Session One (before morning break):

  • The History Off the Page leader will speak to the children ‘in role’ as Florence Nightingale in 1854.
  • Making Activities: Florence Nightingale will ask the children to help make various items, which will need to be used in the hospital, personal items for the nurses, together with other items which are to be sold to raise funds for the War Effort: Candle holders, pill boxes, uniform brassards, diaries, lockets etc.

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Session two [after morning break]:

  • The children will assist Miss Nightingale to investigate lost luggage belonging to important people who are accompanying her to Scutari.

Afternoon Session

  • Role-play: running the hospital, cleaning, counselling, bandaging, cooking etc.

The children will be organised into groups for the role-play as: soldiers, nursing staff, army doctors, medical orderlies, kitchen staff, gardeners, laundry workers and reporters.

To conclude the day, Florence will speak to the children as though at the end of her life.