Prep III meets Florence Nightingale
Friday 22nd March 2019
A journey through History.
Mrs Lubowiecka, Form Teacher Prep III, this week accompanied her Form as they travelled back in time to meet Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910), the founder of modern nursing who came to prominence during the Crimean War (1853 – 1856). This encounter took place at the Gunnersbury Park Museum. Mrs Lubowiecka takes up the story…
‘The girls in Prep III have been very engaged in their History topic, Florence Nightingale, this term and many have conducted research at home that they have then enthusiastically shared with the class. We were therefore very excited about our visit to meet Florence Nightingale at Gunnersbury Park Museum on Tuesday 19th March.
Firstly we enjoyed the ‘Life in the Victorian Kitchen’ session and Prep III donned Victorian clothing and undertook many of the tasks necessary to the efficient running of a kitchen in a big house. From beating the carpets and washing the floors to cooking and doing the washing up, Prep III entered enthusiastically into all aspects of Victorian life.
After this Miss Nightingale, in full costume, met us and regaled us with her life story. Again, Prep III enjoyed dressing in the costumes that brought to life Miss Nightingale’s role in the Crimean War when she cared for the wounded soldiers. The girls all looked amazing in the costumes and played the roles, from soldier to surgeon, Miss Nightingale gave them and enjoyed using the artefacts to help them act out her life story.’