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Florence Nightingale facts!

Afer the holidays we are going to be focusing on Florence Nightingale and the influence she had on healthcare across the world.

Can you research Florence Nightingale and add any facts you find to this blog?Β  We will be sharing them with the rest of the class after the holidays.

Have a lovely Easter!

49 Comments

  1. Thomas N

    April 27, 2014 @ 6:01 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was clever. She liked history and maths, like me! Her dad was a rich banker.
    She arrived in Turkey in 1854, to help out with the wounded soliders from the Crimean war. The army doctors wanted her to go away, but she didn’t.
    The Crimean war was Britain, France and Turkey against Russia.
    When she got back to Britain she campaigned to make people think nursing was a proper job for women to do. She changed people’s minds.

  2. grace

    April 26, 2014 @ 10:38 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was known as the lady of the lamp because during the Crimean war she tended to do her ward rounds at night.
    She was the first woman to be awarded the Order of Merit.

  3. Maddy

    April 26, 2014 @ 8:20 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale helped make hospitals cleaner, give the soldiers healthy food and help with planning of hospitals. Today these ideers are still being used. Her mum and dad wanted her to marry a rich man but she wanted to work. She was brave because women were not nurses before then. I played the bbc websight florence game. I had to catch rats and clean the floor of the hopital. It ewas great fun.

  4. Hannah

    April 23, 2014 @ 7:04 pm          Reply

    Sorry we posted it on the wrong page last time.

    Florence’s father was a rich banker.
    The soldiers in the hospital had a pet tortoise called Jimmy.
    In her medicine box Florence had a powdered rhubarb.
    Florence carried a lamp when she was working at night she was nick named β€˜the lady with the lamp’.
    She wrote letters home for soldiers who could not write.
    Her first job in a hospital was in 1851 it was in a hospital in London.
    There is a museum all about Florence.

  5. Isobel

    April 23, 2014 @ 12:29 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was a nurse who looked after wounded soldiers in the Crimean war.
    She made sure the hospitals were clean so people could get better. She was very clever because she was the first person to create nursing, and showed the world how to look after the sick and how important hygiene was in helping people to get better.

  6. Maisie

    April 23, 2014 @ 7:23 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on 12th May 1820. When she was very young she became interested in hospitals, she cared for sick pets and servants whenever she could and by 1853 she was running a hospital in London. In 1854 she was asked to go to Turkey to look after soldiers who had been wounded in the Crimean War.

  7. Sam P

    April 22, 2014 @ 6:34 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born in Italy in 1820. She helped clean hospitals and made people understand how a cleaner hospital would help people get better quicker. She is famous for being called The Lady of Lamp because she carried a lantern. She wrote letters to home for soldiers who couldn’t write.

  8. mrsarmstrong

    April 21, 2014 @ 8:07 pm          Reply

    Wow! You’ve all been working so hard on your fact finding over the holidays – well done!
    I can’t wait to share these next week πŸ™‚

  9. Alex d

    April 21, 2014 @ 7:09 pm          Reply

    Florence made sure everybody washed their hands so they didn’t get a disease,
    She also wanted to be a doctor.
    She was born in Florence in Italy and she was then named after her place of birth.
    Florence’s nickname is lady of the lamp as she was always working so hard to help people even through the night,
    She died when she was ninety

  10. Harry Watson

    April 21, 2014 @ 6:16 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May 1820 and died in 1910.
    She wrote lots of books about healthcare that we use still.
    In Turkey she helped to get female nurses into the military hospitals in 1854 when the Crimean War was on.
    In india she helped the people by getting better hunger relief.
    She founded a nursing school in St Thomas Hospital London to train nurses.
    She was known as the lady of the lamp because she used to get up at night to help the sick people.

  11. Matthew s

    April 21, 2014 @ 6:02 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was named after Florence in Italy where she was born.

    She was known as the Lady of the lamp.

  12. Megan

    April 21, 2014 @ 1:29 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale worked in the Scutari Military Hospital during the Crimean war. Conditions were almost as bad as on the battlefield with no proper medical or nursing care for injured soldiers. she cleaned up the hospital, improved the food, provided beds and medical equipment and nursed the soldiers.
    After the war Florence Nightingale set up the Nightingale Training Center at St Thomas hospital in London where nurses could be properly trained.

  13. Charlie W

    April 21, 2014 @ 12:20 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. She made hospitals cleaner places and showed that trained nurses, clean hopitals and good food helped sick people get better.

    The soldiers in hospital that she looked after in the Crimean War had a pet tortoise named Jimmy. You can see his shell at the Florence Nightingale museum in London.

    She worked really hard, sometimes 20 hours a day – so no more than 4 hours sleep. We normally have about 11 or 12 hours sleep!

  14. Sam L

    April 21, 2014 @ 8:36 am          Reply

    The soldiers in hospital in Scutari had a pet tortoise named Jimmy. You can see his shell at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

  15. Jamie S

    April 20, 2014 @ 5:42 pm          Reply

    Florence was named after the place of her birth.

    She was a nurse in military hospitals during the Crimean War of 1854-1856.

    She became known as The Lady of The Lamp because she used to visit wounded soldiers during the night to make sure they were okay and hardly took time off to sleep.

    She became a hero to the soldiers she cared for.

    She was born on the 12th May 1820 and died in 1910.

  16. Zac

    April 20, 2014 @ 5:06 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 in a rich family. She believed she was called by God to help other people and decided to become a nurse. Her family didn’t want her to because rich ladies did not have jobs. She became famous because she took 38 nurses to look after
    the soldiers in the Crimean War. She walked in through the hospital at night with a lamp and became known as the Lady with the Lamp. She saved lots of soldiers lives because she knew that keeping things clean and giving good food to the soldiers would help them recover.

  17. Charlie S

    April 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm          Reply

    Florence nightingale was born in 1820 in Italy. In 1853 she was running a hospital in London. In 1854 she want to help the soldiers in the Crimean war. She is remembered for helping the soldiers get better.

  18. Alexander S

    April 20, 2014 @ 1:57 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale had a pet owl named Athena after the Greek Goddess.

    She lived from the 18th of May 1820 to the 13th of August 1910. So she lived until she was 90.

    She was a nurse in the Crimean war between Russian and France, Britain and the Ottoman Empire.

  19. Lucy

    April 20, 2014 @ 10:09 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale showed people that it was important to have clean hospitals and nurses that were trained.
    In 1860 the Nightingale Training School for nurses opened at St Thomas’s Hospital in London.

  20. Tom S

    April 20, 2014 @ 9:58 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale walked around the hospital at night with a lamp, looking after the soldiers. This is why she became know as the lady with the lamp.
    Her parents named her Florence after the Italian City.
    She made hospitals cleaner places.
    She spent the last 40 years of her life in bed as she had worked so hard and so became ill.

  21. Daisy

    April 20, 2014 @ 8:37 am          Reply

    As a teenager Florence developed an interest in nursing.

    She was sent to look after soldiers in the Crimean War.

    She was known as the lady with the lamp because she checked that the soldiers were alright every night.

    She was named Florence after the Italian city in which she was born.

    • Miss Lyon

      April 22, 2014 @ 3:27 pm          Reply

      Well done Daisy, I cant wait to find out even more fascinating facts this half term πŸ™‚

  22. Rosa D

    April 19, 2014 @ 12:24 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale is a famous British nurse who lived from 1820-1910
    She helped make hospital’s cleaner and wrote book’s about how to be a good
    Nurse.She is thought to be the founder of modern nursing and the campaigner for clean organised hospital conditions.Lots of people admired her and she must have been very important.

  23. Emily H

    April 19, 2014 @ 11:47 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was a nurse who helped save wounded soldiers lives in the Crimean War.
    Florence worked very hard hard, 20 hours every day caring for the poorly soldiers.
    The soldiers called her The Lady with the Lamp because she walked around at night with a lantern checking on the wounded soldiers.
    Florence would clean the hospitals and train other nurses how to care for the soldiers who needed help.
    Florence had an older sister called Pop.
    When she was 22 a young writer asked to marry Florence. After 7 years of thinking about it, she said no.
    The soldiers had a pet tortoise in the hospital calked jimmy. Jimmy’s shell can still be seen at the Florence Nightingale museum in London.
    In 1860 the Nightingale Training School for nurses was opened at st thomas hospital in London.

  24. Tom

    April 18, 2014 @ 5:44 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale like looking after porrly pets when she was little.

    She lived in Derbyshire which is not far from us in Cheshire.

    She made hospitals and places where soldiers were wounded nicer so they got better faster.

    She was checked on the soldiers at night with a lamp so she could see, so was known as the “Lady with the Lamp”.

  25. Savannah

    April 18, 2014 @ 3:21 pm          Reply

    Florence was born in 1820 and died in 1910.
    She made hospitals cleaner places, helping sick people get better.
    She traveled all around the world studying to be a nurse.
    She went to help in the Crimean war, helping wounded soldiers, by making the hospital cleaner she stopped as many soldiers dying.
    The soldiers called her the lady of the lamp, because she didn’t take time to sleep very much.
    Florence kept an owl in her pocket it was called Athena and she nursed it when it was sick.

  26. DG

    April 17, 2014 @ 4:10 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was on the 12th May 1820.
    And was taught at home.
    In 1842 she declines a proposal to marry.
    Florence’s dream was to work in hospitals, so she went to Italy to train in 1844.
    In 1853 Florence ran a Hospital in London.
    In 1854 She lead nurses in the Crimean War and looks after soldier injured from both sides.
    Florence is known as the lady of the lamp.
    In 1860 the Nightingale training school for nurses opens.
    Florence is awarded the order of merit in 1907.
    In 1910 Florence dies.

    • Miss Lyon

      April 22, 2014 @ 3:30 pm          Reply

      Brilliant facts Dan!

      Tricky question time: If she was born in 1820 and died in 1910- how old was she?

      πŸ™‚

  27. Mya

    April 17, 2014 @ 9:19 am          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on 12 May 1820. Her father was a wealthy landowner. As she grew up she became interested in helping others and cared for sick pets and servants when she had the chance. Florence nursed wounded soldiers in the Crimean war and improved hospital conditions. She became a truly inspirational hero.

    • Miss Lyon

      April 22, 2014 @ 3:31 pm          Reply

      Well done Mya for lots of super facts!

      I cant wait to learn even more about Florence Nightingale this half term πŸ™‚

  28. Eve

    April 16, 2014 @ 2:03 pm          Reply

    Florence was born in 1820. She was a nurse in the Crimean war, looking after the soldiers. She knew they weren’t getting better because the floors were really dirty and there were hundreds of rats.

    I watched a really excellent video:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/florence_nightingale/

  29. William T

    April 15, 2014 @ 5:47 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale’s picture was used on the back of a ten pound note between 1975 and 1994.
    In 1859 she wrote a book for other nurses to use to help make people better.
    She was called ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ because she was the only nurse to check on people at night using a lamp to see.

  30. Daniel P

    April 13, 2014 @ 2:16 pm          Reply

    She was born on 12 May 1820 in Florence.
    In 1860 she set up a training school for nurses.
    Her nickname in the Crimean War was ‘the lady with the lamp’.

  31. Jamie

    April 9, 2014 @ 5:36 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale liked learning history and maths when she was a girl. She took a team of nurses to look after hurt soldiers in the Crimean War. First she cleaned the hospital, then she gave the soldiers some healthy food. When she came home she called herself Mrs Smith because she didn’t like being famous.

  32. josh

    April 7, 2014 @ 1:50 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale saved many soldiers lives.She did this by making hospitals cleaner.She paid workmen to clear the drains.
    She saw the sick soldiers had bad mouldy food.She believed that they would get better if they ate fresh food .She went to the market to buy it and got a french chef to cook it.
    She got the soldiers cleaner clothes to wear.
    She then became known as the founder of modern nursing

  33. mrsarmstrong

    April 7, 2014 @ 8:29 am          Reply

    There are some fantastic facts being posted so far! Well done πŸ™‚

  34. Esme

    April 6, 2014 @ 7:28 pm          Reply

    Florence was named after the place of her birth and is known as Lady with the Lamp.
    Florence Nightingale was born in Florence Italy on 12 may 1820. Her father was a wealthy landowner.
    She was brought up in Derbyshire (where she spent her summers)and Hampshire (where she spent her winters)
    Rich English girls such as Florence were expected to do almost nothing. Florence couldn’t bear the boredom of it. Instead she became interested in hospitals and by 1853 was running a hospital in London

    • Miss lyon

      April 7, 2014 @ 8:54 am          Reply

      Brilliant facts about Florence Nightingale Esme, especially the ‘lady with the lamp’. πŸ™‚

  35. Emily F

    April 6, 2014 @ 3:36 pm          Reply

    Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 and died in August 1910. She was 90 years old when she died. Florence Nightingale is so famous because she changed nursing for the better and in the Crimean war she helped saved lots of soldiers lives.

  36. millie

    April 6, 2014 @ 3:06 pm          Reply

    Florence nightingale was born in Florence, Italy that’s how she got her name.
    She wrote books how to be a good nurse.
    She went to nursing school in Germany.
    She met Queen Victoria in 1883 when she gave Florence the royal red cross for all her help.
    She helped in the Crimea war and the soldiers called her the lady with the lamp.

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