Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell Assembly
Suitable for upper end KS I. Could also be used for KS II
This assembly looks at the work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole during the Crimean War; and Edith Cavell during the First World War.
It looks at these two periods in history and the contributions made by these three amazing women including their respective fights against social and racial discrimination.
Cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down)
Duration: Around 10 to 15 minutes.
Assembly on Florence Nightingale
Assembly on Florence Nightingale & Edith Cavell
Assembly on Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell
This script is one of the Famous People Series based on the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, comparing aspects of life in different periods. This list of ‘greats’ includes:
· Queens - Elizabeth I and Victoria (now available)
· Explorers - Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong
· Inventors - William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee
· Painters - Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry (now available)
· Women:In Civil Rights - Rosa Parks and Emily Davison &
plus Set of Guided Reading Scripts on Amazing Women (KS II):
1.Amazing Women From Across the World: 15th – 20th century
2. Amazing Women From Across the World: 20th Century
3. Amazing Women in the American Women’s Suffrage Movement
4. Amazing Women in the American Civil Rights Movement
5. Amazing First Ladies 31-35
Journalist: Aha! And you are?
Florence: Florence Nightingale – alias Lady of the Lamp!
(Journalist scribbles notes onto notepad, in between taking photos)
(Journalist looks up from notes, and then looks all around)
Journalist: And the other celebs? You did say ‘women’ I seem to remember?
(Enter Mary Seacole)
Mary: That would be me, Mary Seacole. I nursed the soldiers of the Crimean War.
(Enter Edith Cavell)
Edith: And I, Edith Cavell, helped the soldiers in the First World War.
(Journalist continues to scribble down every piece of information he’s given)
Journalist: (Turning to Florence) OK. And what did you do?
Florence: I nursed soldiers in the Crimean War.
Journalist: (Glaring at Narrator) Now wait a minute! I thought you said we had some celebs here today! Since when did just nurses qualify as celebs?
Narrator: (Impatiently) But they weren’t just nurses as you so charmingly put it!
Journalist: So what were they, then? Hey! I need a bit more than this to make front page news!