Come and meet Florence Nightingale during half term week. She’ll tell you how she became known as The Lady With The Lamp and you’ll get to meet her pet owl too. Florence became a nurse against her parents’ wishes but ended up being as famous as Queen Victoria in her own lifetime and is still celebrated today.
On Tuesday 22 October Florence will also be reading stories in our new Family Corner. Find out all about the work Florence did to make hospitals better for patients; they were really yukky places before she cleaned them up! Be one of the first to try out our new Family Corner; dress up as a nurse and find out all about the different jobs nurses do in hospitals today.
And on Sunday 20 October you can meet Mary Seacole to discover more about her exciting life and how she helped soldiers during the Crimean War. She lived in Jamaica as a Doctress and then travelled all the way to the Crimea to use her skills helping the wounded soldiers. In 2004 she was voted the greatest Black Briton.
Official Link: http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk