Florence Nightingale

History (KS1 & KS2)

Florence Nightingale

Travelling with Florence to Scutari hospital and role-playing scenes from her life, your class will explore her childhood memories as well as her nursing legacy in this exciting drama workshop.

One facilitator visits your school in role as Florence and takes the children on a journey of her lifetime. Firstly talking about her home and family life, they will go on to learn all about her travels and what inspired her to become a nurse. Using drama activities such as roleplay and tableaux to explore her life and times, this workshop is very interactive. One of the main activities in this workshop involves re-enacting the Scutari hospital, with the children taking on roles such as patients, nurses and even rats!

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:

  • International Women’s Day (8th March)
  • Florence Nightingale’s Birthday/Nurses Day (12th May)

We also offer our Florence Nightingale session, ONLINE

Thoroughly enjoyed the session and was an excellent stimulus for writing and interest in the topic. Children wrote diaries of a journey to Scutari and researched how Florence changed nursing.

Steph Healey, St Stephen's R C Primary School, Droylsden

  • Length of session: 60 minutes

  • Price: One session costs £142 + VAT, £127 + VAT per ONLINE session

  • Number of Children: up to 30

  • Extra children are negotiable

  • All facilitators are DBS checked

Key Areas
  • The life of Florence Nightingale - her childhood, as a young woman, and travelling through Europe

  • Scutari Hospital

  • Crimean War

  • Homecoming