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The Lady with the Lamp

Year 2 Visit The Florence Nightingale Museum

Year 2 have been learning all about the extraordinary work of Florence Nightingale, the nurse who changed so many lives for the better during the Crimean War.  As part of this topic, the girls went on a school trip to The Florence Nightingale Museum, where they learnt all about her life and experienced for themselves how things may have been during her lifetime.  They saw all sorts of interesting artefacts, from Florence's slate she used as a child, her pet owl Athena, to the Turkish lantern she used in the Crimean War.   The collection spans the life of Florence Nightingale, the Crimean War and Florence's nursing legacy up to the present day, and it helped to bring history to life for the girls.