This is a hands-on session tailored to key stage 1 objectives, in which every child in your group has a role in the unfolding events of September 1666. Through use of costume and child-sized firefighting equipment including a period fire engine, children immerse themselves in the story of the Great Fire of London, and take steps to stop the spread of "fire" along a row of houses.
Children join the role play, as townspeople carrying their goods away, fighting the fire, or trying to find others to blame! Both Thomas Farriner and Samuel Pepys give their account of what happened.
This session is a useful introduction to different forms of historical evidence, such as artefacts, diary accounts and newspapers and has some interesting cross-curricular links to PSHE, literacy and numeracy.
Lots of interactions. Lovely to have visual resources for children to see and help build. Pitched appropriately to enable children to be fully engaged at all times.
5th December 2018