Lesson : Mary Seacole & Florence Nightingale: Pioneering Nurses


This lesson tells the story of how Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale overcame prejudice to help others and explores how discrimination can prevent people from making a full contribution to society. The lesson also helps children understand the importance of good hygiene, particularly in hospitals.

Cross-curricular links: science, history

Learning Activities:

  • Crossword to recall facts in the story 
  • Science experiment to test the effectiveness of different methods of hand washing