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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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Black History Week

Mary Seacole

As a natural extension to our work on historical characters through the ages, it seemed quite fitting to pick a character that was almost forgotten and lost in time.  Mary Seacole was a brave Jamaican nurse who cared for sick and wounded soldiers in the Crimean war.   We had already studied Florence Nightingale as part of our Time Tunnel topic, so this was a great opportunity to compare the lives of these two ladies.  Read our class poem to find out more about the life of Mary Seacole.


Mary Seacole – not forgotten

Our Acrostic Class poem.

Mother of healing.

Always helping the wounded.

Rewarded medals for your bravery.

You boldly helped, even under fire.


Scottish soldier for a father.

Everyone knew you were mixed race.

Around the world you went to help.

Colour of your skin brown,

Oh! Such a shame the war office didn't want you.

Living your life a heroine.

Everyone forgot you but you are now remembered.

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