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The Life of Florence Nightingale is Brought Alive for Year 2

Posted on: 22 May 2014 by Weston Green School | Category: Year 2

In their history lessons this term, Year 2 has been studying the life of Florence Nightingale as part of their Famous People and Events topic and were delighted to receive a visit from The Freshwater Theatre Company, who re-enacted the life and times of Florence Nightingale.

Pupils in Year 2 already knew a great deal about Florence Nightingale and displayed their knowledge well, but this workshop really brought history alive and enhanced their understanding of this famous nurse. The children interacted with enthusiasm using costumes and props and thoroughly enjoyed the activities involved, which included role play, in which they were able to use their imaginations to the full. The boys took on the role of wounded soldiers, while the girls became Florence Nightingale’s wonderful team of nurses, who helped in healing the injured and comforting the dying soldiers.

Here are some of the comments made by the children which highlight the impact the drama workshop made:

“I would like to be a nurse. She was a brave lady.”

“I learnt lots and I really enjoyed it.”

“I loved every minute of it and want to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.”

See photos from Year 2’s Florence Nightingale workshop, below:

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