Our Afternoon with Florence Nightingale

The Tempus Fugit Theatre Company came to Hadrian Park to teach the children about Florence Nightingale (The Lady of the Lamp)

The company brought costumes for the children to try on, and lots of props like lamps, brushes and a box where Florence kept her bandages and medicine.

Amy and Jennifer were chosen to be nurses and help Florence in the hospital. They cleaned the floor in the hospital to make sure there were no germs or dirt.

Nurses and Soldiers

Daniel, Amy, Lottie, Jennifer and Jessica were chosen to be nurses and soldiers. The nurses helped the soldiers after they were shot and injured.

There was lots of blood and the nurses had to work really hard, and worked really long hours nursing the soldiers.

Florence Nightingale, (was born 12 May 1820 – and died 13 August 1910) was an English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence during the Crimean War for her pioneering work in nursing, and was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night to tend injured soldiers. Nightingale laid the foundation stone of professional nursing with the principles summarised in the book Notes on Nursing. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.