Worsbrough Bank End Primary pupils took a trip back in time when they visited Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.
During the visit, which took place on Thursday 7th June, the young explorers from Year 2 met Florence Nightingale, known as the Lady with the Lamp and recognised as the founder of modern nursing for her efforts in caring for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War.
The pupils saw the dreadful wartime conditions in hospitals, before embarking on a thrilling journey to a Scutari hospital ward to see how conditions improved thanks to Florence Nightingale's work. As part of the visit, they also had the opportunity to help a wounded soldier.
The visit was in support of the school’s new creative curriculum theme, 'Wonder Women.’
Commented Nic Thorpe, Executive Headteacher at Worsbrough Bank End:
“The visit has really helped the children with their studies, giving them an insight into one of history’s most famous women and how her determination and dedication helped change the face of nursing.”