Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their WOW day for Fabulous females. They began the day recreating the journey Florence Nightingale took from London to Scutari and wrote a recount of it. It was clear they found the journey very uncomfortable and were shocked about where she had to go to the toilet! After that, they arrived at 'Scutari Hospital'. The reactions of the children as the smell hit them was great to see. The children were appalled about the conditions the soldiers had to endure in the hospital. There were rats everywhere, the water was dirty, the bread was mouldy and the bandages were covered in blood. The children all agreed that Florence Nightingale was indeed a fabulous female when they found out how she improved the conditions in the hospital and also ensured all nurses were properly trained after her return to England. The day ended with the children learning about Mary Seacole and how she also cared for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. Again, they all agreed she was another fabulous female when they found out that she put her own life in danger to care for soldiers on the battlefield. The children can't wait to find out about even more fabulous females from history.