Year 6 had a brilliant day learning about all things ‘medicine’ and how this has developed throughout history.

First, the children were treated to a trip to our friends in America where they discovered that, without weapons, the Brits managed to wipe out 95% of the population! It turns out that the British had carried their diseases with them and the poor Americans were not used to them. David – the history expert- then took the children through The Stone Age, the Roman Era and into WW2 where he shared some gruesome facts about how soldiers’ wounds were treated during battle.

Here’s what some of our Year 6 children had to say about their day:

Filippos – Being Greek, learning about Ancient Greek medicine methods was fascinating. We still use some of those ideas today!

Tabitha – I loved learning about Florence Nightingale because I found it fascinating that she saved so many people.

Will – I didn’t know that WW1 was so gruesome and what happened to soldiers in battle.

Delina – If it wasn’t for Alexander Fleming, we wouldn’t have antibiotics to save us!

The children would like to express their many to Mrs Barnes for organising such an informative day. We can’t wait to continue with our learning of how medicine has developed through time.

Miss Stanford