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Florence Nightingale

We are going to continue finding out about Florence Nightingale.  First of all, watch this video clip.  It tells you about Florence Nightingale's life, but also uses some dance and drama to tell her story. 

The life and work of Florence Nightingale (dramatisation).

Did you enjoy watching the video?  Do you think the nurses really danced with buckets of water and sheets?  

I think we all know that the dancing in the video was included to make it more fun to watch, but the nurses didn't really behave like that.  However, it does show us very clearly what the hospital in Scutari was like when Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrived.  The poor soldiers were having to try to survive in terrible conditions, and many died.  We are shown some different ways in which Florence Nightingale managed to improve conditions in the hospital. 

Your task today is to think about the different problems that Florence Nightingale had to overcome to improve conditions in Scutari hospital for the sick and injured soldiers. 

The worksheet lists six different problems.  Choose the picture from the second sheet, which shows the correct solution to the problem.  You can cut out and stick the picture onto the worksheet, or you can draw the picture yourself.  Finally, write a sentence explaining what Florence Nightingale did to solve the problem.