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Y5 History - Victorians

Florence Nightingale - 200 years old today!

You may have seen on the school website that today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn about the life of this famous nurse of the Victorian era.

Here is the link to a video giving a biographical account of her life

Here is the link to a website that you can use to research information about her life.


You can do any of the following:

  • Write a biography about the life of Florence Nightingale.
  • Draw a storyboard to show the main events of her life
  • Florence Nightingale served as a nurse in the Crimean War. When she arrived in Scutari in Turkey she was appalled by the conditions the sick and injured were living in. Write a play script highlighting her disgust at the conditions and the need for change.
  • Draw a picture of the ‘Lady with the lamp.’