As part of our history learning, Year 2 had a fascinating trip to Norwich Cathedral to learn more about Edith Cavell and Florence Nightingale.
We started the day with a visit from Edith Cavell who talked about her childhood in Norfolk and how she trained as a nurse. She walked us around the cathedral, telling parts of her story along the way with the help of her dog, Jack. We heard about how she helped soldiers during World War I, hiding English soldiers to save them, before being captured and killed. Some children dressed as nurses and we visited Edith’s grave to remember her.
After lunch, we heard about Florence Nightingale and how she became a nurse despite her parents not being happy with her choice. We found out that she was also a talented musician and that she had a pet owl called Athena. Some children dressed as Florence and as a soldier. We then made our own owls to bring home.
Thank you to the staff of Norwich Cathedral for such an interesting day – it really helped us to understand more about our classroom learning. Thank you also for the copy of the book about Edith Cavell.
Thank you also to our parent helpers who came along and helped with the day.