Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2QU

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Year 1 and Year 2 - History Workshop

Year 1 and 2 were very excited to welcome Victoria Phillips from Southampton Sea City Museum

Victoria brought in costumes and we dressed up as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.  We found out that all soldiers were known as 'Tommy Atkins' and that William Howard Russell was a reporter and was the first person to report on the Crimean War.  We found out that the British public were very unhappy to hear how the soldiers were being treated.  Mary Seacole read these reports and went to Crimea.  Florence Nightingale was asked if she would go and help.  

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We enjoyed handling the Artefacts and couldn't believe how heavy a real cannonball was.

We found it quite tricky using Victorian nursing instructions to bandage various wounds and injuries.

We created a Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole timeline.

We listened to some injuries from real people from the Crimean war and had to decide if it was Florence or Mary who would have treated their injuries.