Butlers Court School

'Believe and Achieve Together'

Florence Nightingale Visits Year 2

On 27th January Year 2 had a visit from Florence Nightingale. She told us all about life in the Victorian times – we were shocked by the inequality between men and women and also by how long everything took without all of our modern technology! She told us how she became a nurse and how she travelled to Turkey to help wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. We loved dressing up as soldiers and nurses and then bandaging up our wounds. Meeting Florence helped us to understand how she changed the way people are taken care of in hospitals by recognising the importance of being clean.