You can see from the picture how absorbed the kids were.
They were, of course, very interested in the idea of nursing. They could have sat there all day asking her their medical questions. "Have you ever nursed one of those babies that's really two babies joined together?" "Have you ever chopped anyone's arm off by yourself?" etc. Some, like Frankie, whose mum is a nurse, were very proud to realise what good work nurses do.
Deirdre works at UCL Medical School, taking medical students into "hands on" situations like emergency rooms and ICUs. She liked being with the kids, and said it was as much fun for her as it obviously was for them.
When it came to writing, they were absolutely inspired.
And they did some wonderful writing!
...which delighted Vanessa and me.