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Lower 1 Children Explore Florence Nightingale's Legacy at the Bridewell Museum

02 February 2024

In an enriching educational outing, children from Lower 1 had the unique opportunity to step back in time and immerse themselves in the life and work of Florence Nightingale at the Bridewell Museum. The visit included a specially curated Florence Nightingale workshop designed to bring history to life for young learners.

During their time at the museum, the children were thrilled to meet a portrayal of Florence Nightingale herself, engaging in interactive discussions about her pioneering efforts in nursing and healthcare reform. They embarked on a fascinating journey through the hospital, gaining insights into the impactful changes Florence implemented to improve healthcare practices.

In addition to encountering Florence, the children had the chance to interact with her friends, gaining a broader understanding of the historical context surrounding her work. As part of the workshop, they also participated in activities such as assisting with packing Florence's travel case, providing a hands-on glimpse into the daily life of this renowned figure.

A highlight of the visit was the opportunity for the children to create their own symbolic representation of Florence Nightingale's legacy by making a lamp, symbolizing the guiding light she provided in the field of nursing and healthcare.

Overall, the trip to Bridewell Museum provided Lower 1 children with a memorable and immersive learning experience, allowing them to connect with history in a meaningful way and gain a deeper appreciation for the pioneering contributions of Florence Nightingale.

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