Oh dear! It’s Thursday and that means Dress Up Day at Holiday Club. All week, Bob and I have been in our staff tee shirts – but when we are acting as Boffin and Brainwave, I put on a white lab coat and try to look like a scientist. The brief for dress-up this year is very wide “Inventors, Scientists, Inventions or Robots”. But I couldn’t face the thought of making a robot costume. There must be a famous woman scientist or inventor I could dress up as.
Well there’s Ada Lovelace, of course, sister of Lord Byron and early computer pioneer. Every picture I have found shows she clearly did love lace!
Marie Curie …not sure how to make her look interesting.
I want someone who is well known – who maybe the children will have heard of. Aha! inspiration struck
Florence Nightingale- a woman who ticks all the boxes for me
-many of the children will know about the Lady With The Lamp
- she was a good and kind Christian woman, who worked hard caring for others, founding the modern day nursing profession.
-she was a brilliant mathematician and she invented…
The Pie Chart!
It shouldn't be too hard to create a FN outfit from the stuff in the wardrobe.
I have got a long black skirt, black blouse, and black belt. I can create a white apron from a petticoat. A lace tray cloth and doiley will produce the collar and headdress, and my white lace gloves will complete the outfit. And I have a lamp too…
I shall make myself a little sign before I go off to church to explain who I am.
Who would you choose to go as? – and why?