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Key stage 1 | Subject: History | Topic: Great Fire of London | Session Type: Route-based
It is 1666, and London is ablaze. The fire is spreading east approaching the Tower's doorstep... and the fortress is filled with gunpowder. A costumed presenter will describe these terrible events and tell the story of Samuel Pepys and the six-year-old boy who watched the flames approaching together from within the Tower walls.
This session uses role play to bring the story of the Great Fire of London to life.
- Learn about key features of the Great Fire of London through rhyme and role play.
- Compare and contrast life today with life in the 1600's.
- Discover more about some of the people who witnessed the fire.
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This session supports:
- The lives of significant individuals (Samuel Pepys).
- Significant events beyond living memory.
- Similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.