Florence Nightingale

KS1 / P1-4
Play In A Day

A Play in a Day for up to 30 of your KS1 pupils

Florence Nightingale was born into a wealthy family but she always felt that there was something more that she wanted to do with her life.

As a child she would care for sick servants and animals and as she grew up she knew that she wanted to be a nurse.

Her horrified parents thought that this was no job for a lady but Florence had different ideas and was a very determined young woman.

She took that determination with her to the Crimean War and brought it home again to change the face of nursing forever.

Working with a professional theatre director for a whole day, the children produce a short ensemble play to present back to peers and even parents! Basic props, costumes and music are used to enhance the drama and reinforce the learning within the play.

A fun and exciting look at the story of the much loved 'Lady with the Lamp'.

What the Children Learn…

  • Exploring how they can use their voice, movement and expression in role play and drama
  • Expressing ideas, thoughts and feelings through role play and drama
  • Responding to performance
  • Presenting drama and stories to others
  • Individual confidence
  • Teamwork and awareness of others
  • Public speaking
  • The story and legacy of Florence Nightingale