Essential Information –  In School Session

Florence on the Road and Meet Mary Seacole

Please find below all the useful information you will need both before and during your sessions.

Payment and Cancellation

Teachers must ensure that in-school bookings are authorised by the school and relevant senior staff before making their booking. The Florence Nightingale Museum cannot be held liable for covering the costs of a session in instances where schools book and then wish to cancel because relevant permissions with head teachers or parents are unable to be secured.

You will be invoiced approximately one month before your sessions and we ask that payment is made at least two weeks in advance of your session.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Schools groups are able to cancel and receive a refund up to 30 working days prior to the session.
  • Schools wishing to cancel less than 30 working days prior to the session will be charged the full amount of the visit.

If you book less than two weeks before the date of the session, please contact us to make payments arrangements.

On very rare occasions, we may need to cancel activities due to unforeseen circumstances. If this happens we will contact schools as soon as we can, and offer alternatives where possible. If schools have already paid and cannot take up our suggested alternatives, we will give a full refund.

Sessions Costs

The cost is based on the location of the school. Please note extra costs may apply depending on the distance of your school to the Museum. We will inform you of any additional costs at the point of enquiry.

Location: Cost:
London travel zones 1-4 £375 + £75 VAT (total cost £450)
London travel zones 5-6 £425 + £85 VAT (total cost £510)
Outside London £475 + £95 VAT (total cost £570)

Workshop timetable

Both ‘Florence on the Road’ and ‘Meet Mary Seacole’ can be booked as 2 x 1 hour 20 minute sessions or 3 x 1 hour sessions, we suggest one session per class but may be open to taking slightly larger groups, please state number of children at the point of booking. These sessions can be booked to fit in with your school timetable although we do ask for at least 5 minutes break between sessions to allow our actor to reset.

What to expect on the day of your sessions

Important information for the day

  • The actor will arrive around 30 minutes prior to the first session start time.
  • If in school over lunch time, the actor will need to be directed to an area where she may have lunch or alternatively a nearby shop or cafe.
  • The workshop is best held in a large classroom or hall, groups over 30 children must be in a school hall.
  • Both ‘Florence on the Road’ and ‘Meet Mary Seacole’ are drama-based workshops where the children will help tell the story. They will be moving around the space so please ensure that any furniture is pushed to the edge of the room so that there is enough space for the children to sit on the floor and move around the space.

Adult supervision

  • The actor should not be left alone with children unattended at any point during the session. School staff should remain with the children throughout each session.
  • All our actors hold DBS checks and will bring a copy of their certificate as well as a form of photo ID with them to the school.