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Florence Nightingale:
Fighting Fit

Join us as we visit the Victorian era and the time of the Crimean war to find out about the actions of Florence Nightingale and why we remember her as a significant individual.

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Our workshop

“Florence Nightingale” is a full day living history workshop ideal for Key Stage 1, which explores why we remember Florence Nightingale as a significant individual. 

During the day, “Florence” will visit your school and share her experiences through story-telling and drama. Using hot-seating, we'll enable children to consider different perspectives and some of the challenges Florence faced. We'll recreate Scutari Hospital and take on different roles as we explore how and why hospital conditions needed to be improved in the Crimea. As the children work together to help "Florence," we'll reflect on the positive impact she had on the nursing profession by making comparisons about Scutari hospital before and after her influence.

We use a variety of artefacts to encourage children to develop their source enquiry skills and to consider what life was like during the Victorian era and how hospitals have changed. What did people eat? How did they wash? What were toilets like?  

Packed full of exciting artefacts and high-quality resources, our workshop provides an immersive experience, guaranteed to support your class's understanding of "The Lady with the Lamp!"

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Why book with us?

Our workshops are planned in line with National Curriculum aims by a qualified and experienced teacher.

Delivered by a teacher, we guarantee that the day has real, educational value to enhance the delivery of history in your school 

Packed full of exciting artefacts and resources for your children to get hands-on with because we think children learn most effectively when they're doing!

Fully risk-assessed so you don't have to worry about the paperwork!

"A great workshop day with @door_education. Journeying back to 1854 to meet Florence Nightingale. Both staff and children loved it. A great way to enhance our topic. I don't want to give too much away, so you will have to book to find out, but trust me, it's well worth it!"

Year 2 teacher, Stoke-on-Trent


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