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Nurse uniform competition

A black and white photo of Florence Nightingale with the date 1820 next to a nurse in modern uniform with the date 2020.A uniform competition for schools

To help mark 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale, we've launched a competition for schools to design a uniform for nurses and midwives of the future. The deadline for entries is Friday 10 July 2020

The competition, launched in collaboration with the Florence Nightingale Museum, is open to children in years 3 to 7 at a school in Lambeth or Southwark.

The top three shortlisted entrants and their class will be invited to a special awards ceremony in October, where the winner will be announced.

The top three shortlisted designs will be selected by nurses and midwives at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and winner and runner up will be chosen by the Trust’s chief nurse Dame Eileen Sills and the director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, David Green.

The winning design will be modelled by a nurse or midwife during the award ceremony and will then be displayed at the Florence Nightingale Museum for a week. The winner and runner up will receive prizes for themselves and their school.

Read the full competition rules (PDF 259Kb).

Please email Sara.Cardno@gstt.nhs.uk if you have any questions about participating.

Interested in learning more about Florence Nightingale?

Florence Nightingale set up her first nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in 1860, establishing Guy's and St Thomas' as the home of modern nursing. Learn more interesting facts about 'the lady with the lamp'.

Education pack for schools

In 2020, we want to inspire children to find out more about nursing and midwifery professions.

This school pack (PDF 1.72Kb) is structured to appeal to KS2 learners and to meet a range of ages and abilities within the Key Stage. 



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