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Fire! Fire!

about this session

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.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • 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.

National Curriculum links

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.

Booking Information

Monday - Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30

45 minutes

Up to 35 children

£100 plus admission

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