Florence Nightingale

Explore the life of Florence Nightingale through artefact handling, costume and role-play.

During this 2hr workshop pupils will listen to the story of why Florence Nightingale became a nurse and how she looked after the soldiers in Scutari Hospital. Pupils will be immersed in role-play, meeting Florence, a wounded soldier and a very grumpy doctor along the way.  

Pupils will take part in a carousel of activities:

  • Cleaning Scutari hospital and washing clothing
  • Caring for the sick and sick soldiers
  • Looking inside the doctor’s case and sketching artefacts


The workshop will focus on

  • How uniforms differed to modern uniforms
  • How Florence Nightingale helped to care for soldiers wounded in The Crimean War
  • Why Florence Nightingale decided to become a nurse
  • How Florence Nightingale made Scutari Hospital more hygienic and safer for the soldiers   


“Our session on Florence Nightingale was fantastic! children really enjoyed the interactive and engaging activities. It really brought the past to life for our year 1 children”

Emma Reed   Rainhill St Anne’s C of E Primary School Rainhill


“A great, well organised and very informative Florence Nightingale session delivered to my class by Del. All the children were engaged and loved to be able to dress up and act out the life of Florence. They also enjoyed looking at and investigating many medical instruments and bottles and then sketching them. A great workshop for KS1 and so convenient to have the experience in school rather than having to travel to a venue.”

Lisa Lymath  Maharishi School  Lathom


“Quick and easy process when booking. Children really enjoyed dressing up and taking part in the workshop activities. Very interesting and the children got a lot out of the afternoon. Thank you!”

Lauren Williams  Johnson Fold Community Primary School  Bolton