2LO’s Fantastic Day at Thackray Medical Museum
Tuesday 18th September | 8 comments
What a brilliant day we have had today learning about Florence Nightingale’s life and about how she changed the face of nursing. The children were brilliant: well behaved, polite and very enthusiastic to learn!
First, we explored the gallery and learnt some interesting facts about the human body – most children liked learning about how their food was digested the most!
After lunch, we learnt how Florence Nightingale changed nursing by cleaning up the hospitals. We had to look closely at, and sort lots of different artefacts into whether we thought they belonged in hospitals before or after Florence Nightingale arrived in Scutari Hospital. There were lots of very stinky smells from the dirty hospitals!
Finally we pretended to visit Scutari Hospital in Turkey. The boys were porters and the girls were nurses. When we were at Scutari Hospital, we had to scrub the walls, clean the bandages and nurse the wounded soldiers.