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Florence Nightingale Visit

On Wednesday 8th January 2020 the children in Eagles and Hawks classes were lucky enough to meet Florence Nightingale at BWI.


Florence told us all about her childhood growing up in a rich family and how she came to want to be a nurse.


She was employed as a nurse by the War Office in London and we re-enacted her long journey by train and ship to Turkey.


Once there she set us to work scrubbing the floors and rolling bandages neatly.  We then bandaged the wounded soldiers and helped them to feel comfortble.


Meeting Florence Nightingale helped us to understand how determined and organised she was and how brave she was to lead her group of nurses on the long journey to the terrible hospital in Scutari.


  • Bishop Winnington - Ingram Church of England Primary School,
  • Southcote Rise, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7LW
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