Mary Seacole

Subject: History
Age Group: 5-7 Year Olds (KS1)
Available in London
As Mary shares her stories and explains the challenges she faced, your children will witness her encounter with Florence Nightingale and help the famous nurse set up the British Hotel.
Your children will learn about Mary’s early life in Jamaica and her decision to go into nursing, then journeying with her to the Crimea, and exploring her life in England after the war. 

 Curriculum Link

  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:
  • Black History Month (1-31st October 2019)
  • International Women's Day (Sunday 8th March 2020)
  • International Nurses Day (Tuesday 12th May 2020)


"Engaging, enthusiastic, charismatic, captivating... all the things you want an actor story-teller to be. The children loved every minute."

Tanya Spence, William Patten Primary School,
Stoke Newington

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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT 
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked


• Curriculum specific
• Experienced facilitator
• Interactive learning
• Opportunity to observe children's progress
• Easy booking process
• Follow-up packs available
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