Florence Nightingale gained the nickname “The Lady with the Lamp” whilst caring for soldiers injured in the Crimean War. A Visit from Florence Nightingale opens with an assembly for participating year groups, followed by workshops for a class at a time. 

Workshop Description

Using  a range of age appropriate, drama-based techniques, Florence will help pupils learn about her life, times and achievements, her differences with Mary Seacole and the debts modern-day health care owes them both. She’ll answer their questions (we’ll provide you with a structure to  generate some of these in advance) – and leave each child with a beautifully designed Timeline to complete. Perfect for Florence Nightingale day on the 12th May or anytime throughout the school year! And as Florence is just one of the Tourists we can provide, you might also be interested in hosting the military strategist General Haig, the suffragette Emeline Pankhurst or the astronaut Neil Armstrong!

“The interactive performance was brilliant and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. The actors were lovely and worked really hard during the day - Thank you!” Headteacher, Weston Primary School, Runcorn

“Ten out of ten! I was taken aback by just how good the Time Travel Theatre actors were – and by the impacts the workshops had on the pupils!” History Co-ordinator, Christ Church Primary

EYFS-KS2 / P1-S7 / Senior Infants - 6th Class
1½ hours – half a day (depending on how many classes)
630 pupils per day
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

Ruby Slippers’ Tour of British History can be enjoyed by up to all pupils in a three-form entry primary school! 

What is the format of the day?

This hilarious and highly interactive presentation is aproximately 1 hour and a half. Multiple sessions per day to fit in with your school timetable. 

Are there any technical requirements?

Each working space needs to be equipped with laptop/screen/projector, so pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint throughout.


Where will the workshops take place?

These workshops require the use of your school hall.

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