Fancy Dress Speech as Florence Nightingale

Fancy Dress Speech as Florence Nightingale
  • Hello everyone!
  • How are you all?
  • I am a Nurse.
  • If you are not feeling well, tell me.
  • I will make you feel better.
  • This is my lamp.
  • People call me “The lady with the lamp”.
  • Yes, My name is Florence Nightingale.
  • I was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy.
  • My parents named me after the city.
  • They were very rich and I had an older sister named Parthenope.
  • My childhood days were happy.
  • I did not go to school but I was a good student.
  • My father taught me foreign languages, history and math.
  • Above all, I always wanted to nurse the sick.
  • But my parents wanted me to marry and settle down.
  • Still, I was sure that I wanted to be a nurse and help people.
  • I read books, learnt about health and hospitals and I became an expert to treat the sick and make them better.
  • When I was 26, I went to Germany to visit a nursing school in Kaiserswerth and learn there.
  • Then I went to Paris, France, to work as a nurse.
  • Later, I worked at a hospital for sick women in London.
  • In 1854, there was the Crimean War between Britain and Russia.
  • Most of the injured soldiers were sent to Scutari.
  • So, I went there along with a group of nurses to help them.
  • The wards were dirty and the food was not good. 
  • So I made the ward cleaner and food better.  
  • I just walk around the hospital at night comforting patients.
  • So people call me “The lady with the lamp”.
  • When the war ended in 1856, I was famous.
  • You know, even Queen Victoria wanted to meet me.
  • Everyone wanted to get my advice about hospitals and health.
  • In 1860,  I set up the Nightingale School for Nurses in London.
  • So, Kids do remember. Nursing is a very much respected profession.
  • We need hard work and dedication to cure the sick people.
  • To say, I am happy that my birthday is celebrated as International Nurses Day.
  • Keep the hospitals cleaner and safer. Let us have trained nurses to help the sick.
  • Thank you.

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