Archive 2017/18 >> Year 4: Betsi Cadwaladr
Year 4: Betsi Cadwaladr
Welcome to Bestsi Cadwaladr's class page. There are 27 pupils in our class this year and our theme this term is 'The Victorian era'. Out PPA teacher is Mr Dobson and we have our P.E days on Wednesday and Fridays. During this term, we will also receive swimming lessons on Thursday mornings in Fairwater Leisure center.
Our class is named after Betsi Cadwaladr and here is some information about who she was.
Betsi, from Bala, was a Crimean War nurse who worked with Florence Nightingale and was later buried a pauper.
She was born Elizabeth Cadwaladr in 1789 as one of 16 children. The daughter of a Methodist preacher she moved to Liverpool age 14, then travelled around the world before eventually settling in London.
Learning of the conditions suffered by the British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War (1853-1856), Betsi joined the military nursing service. Her first post was in Scutari, working at a hospital run by Florence Nightingale.
She them moved to work in Balaclava and made progress against the unhygienic conditions and red tape that hampered her and impressed Nightingale.
In 1855, one year before the war ended, Betsi eventually returned home in suffering from cholera and dysentery. She died five years later in 1860.
Here are some pictures of us taking part in different lessons and activities:
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Last Updated: 20th December 2017 3:23pm