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Box 24a & 24b Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is an important individual in history and these two boxes contains all the resources you’ll need to illustrate this to your pupils. The box includes a full outfit for Florence Nightingale which could be used as part of a role play exercise, where one child may take the role of Florence and have her classmates interview her about her experiences as a Nurse during the Crimean war. Artefacts are also included to illustrate the difference between the health service in Florence’s time and today.

Ideal for use with Key Stage 1, year 2

Key learning objectives

  • History: To enable pupils to explore what life was like for Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, by handling artefacts and costumes and by taking part in group activities.
  • Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work effectively as a member of a group using speaking and listening skills.
  • Literacy: To explore the role of Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War using a variety of literary sources.


Box contents

  • Costume of Florence Nightingale and items she would have used with wounded soldiers, a modern nurses uniform and a selection of objects from a modern hospital.
  • Resources include photographs, letters, training pamphlet, postcard, Florence’s certificate, and audio tape, video, labels for display and books.

Hiring a box

Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5:30pm, and return on a Friday before 5:30pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.

To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 678199.