Pupils write a bit of history
Youngsters at a tiny village school have been playing their part in living history, by getting the chance to see for themselves relics from the past.
Class One pupils at Winmarleigh CE Primary School, nesar Garstang, had a very interesting visitor.
As part of their history topic, Colonel Bernard Stam from Winmarleigh village managed to borrow Florence Nightingale’s inkwell from the Lancashire Infantry Museum and took it into the school for pupils to see.
The children were given an insight into the story of the woman known as The Lady of the Lamp and best known for her work at Scutari hospital, Turkey, during the Crimean War and then afterwards for her role in developing nursing as a profession.
Reception and Key Stage One class teacher Clare Darling said: “It was a beautiful piece of history which pupils were fascinated with and had lots of questions to ask about.
She added: “Special thanks to Bernard for bringing the inkwell in.
It really gave the pupils the opportunity to think about Florence’s time working in Scutari.
Oscar Parker -Year One, said: “It was really interesting learning about how Florence Nightingale wrote with the ink and not a pen”.
The youngsters heard that The Museum is housed in the traditional home of the old county infantry regiments at Fulwood Barracks, Preston.