Assembly-16th May

16th May                                Assembly                                          Class VIII

Theme: Florence Nightingale

Speech: Often called “the Lady with the Lamp,” Florence Nightingale was a caring nurse and a leader. In addition to writing over 150 books, pamphlets and reports on health-related issues, she is also credited with creating one of the first versions of the pie chart. However, she is mostly known for making hospitals a cleaner and safer place to be.

Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy. Although her parents were from England, she was born in Italy while they were traveling. Both Florence and her older sister Parthenope were named after the Italian cities where they were born. When they returned to England in 1821, the Nightingale family lived in two homes. They had a summer home in Derbyshire called Lea Hurst, and a winter home in Hampshire called EmbleyGrowing up in a wealthy family, Florence Nightingale was home-schooled by her father and expected to get married at a young age. However, when she was a teenager, Nightingale believed she received a “calling” from God to help the poor and the sick. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organized care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople. She gave nursing a favorable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of “The Lady with the Lamp” making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. 

News: In one of the most memorable moments for Indian sports, the men’s badminton team beat 14-time champions and holders Indonesia in the final on Sunday to win a gold medal at Thomas Cup.

Words for the day:

absorb – take in something liquid

boon – a thing that is helpful or beneficial.

err – to make a mistake.

retort – say something in answer to a remark, typically in a sharp or angry manner.

shun – to avoid someone as a caution.

Name of the students:

Prayer – Aayush

Pledge – Prince

Speech – Amrit Shekhar

News – Kundan

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