Celebrating Florence Nightingale

17 April 2024

Our Year 1 children enjoyed an immersive history experience, learning all about the life and work of Florence Nightingale.

Dressed as Victorian nurses and soldiers, the children made lanterns, packed their case for the Crimea and investigated artefacts from her lifetime. Mrs Andrews, dressed as Florence Nightingale commented: “We have had a fantastic day, bringing history to life.”

In the afternoon, the classrooms were turned into a hospital from the time of Florence Nightingale and the young 'nurses' tended to the injured soldiers, reading to them by lamp light and writing letters using a quill and ink.

Mrs Walton, Head of Pre-Prep, says: “Children learn so much more from experiencing at first hand. It was wonderful to see the awe and wonder in the children’s reactions to activities throughout the day.”

Stroud, King Edward VI Preparatory School in Romsey is a co-educational independent school set within 22 acres of beautiful parkland, playing fields, woodland and wetland that allows for exploration and the development of a love of learning.

It will be holding its next Open Evening on Thursday 14 March. To book your place or for more information, please, click here, call 01794 513231 or email registrar@stroud-kes.org.uk.  

Stroud becomes King Edward VI Preparatory School from September 2024.