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Year 2

Welcome to Y2 - Nightingale Class!



Welcome to Year 2.  Here are just a few snapshots of life in Nightingale class at Birchwood Avenue! In our class, we listen carefully, work together and always try our best. Please take the time to look at all the exciting things we are doing this year.

Florence Nightingale

We have chosen Nightingale for our class name after the famous nurse Florence Nightingale.

Florence was born in 1820 and was named after the city of Florence in Italy where she was born. She moved to Britain when she was just a year old.

Florence is remembered for her dedication to looking after soldiers during the Crimean war. She changed the way hospitals were run by insisting that they were kept clean and patients were well fed and by doing so saved many lives. In later life, she opened a training school to teach nurses. She is sometimes known as 'The Lady with the Lamp', this is because she would use a lamp to light the way while she checked on her patients throughout the night.

Florence Nightingale was a strong woman, showing resilience and determination, and her work transformed the way people thought of the nursing profession and women in general.

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