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Great Fire of London Workshop 23.04.24

Today, we were happy to welcome Sue to Farsley Springbank to help us answer our topic question 'Did the Great Fire of London make Britain a better place?'

Sue began by talking to all the children about the Great Fire and about life in 1666. Some of the children were asked to become houses and see if the fire (red sheet) would spread depending on how close the houses were and how hard the wind blew. 

The children made a Tudor style house by covering a cereal box in paper. They then added the roof and wooden beams using pens and crayons to recreate the Tudor style. They looked fantastic when all stood together. Some children used a large box and created St Paul's Cathedral. 

After lunch, we all went outside where Sue had set up our houses to form a typical London street in 1666. The road in the middle was very narrow and the houses were packed tightly together. After a safety briefing, Sue started the fire using a flint and steel and we watched as the fire began to grow. 

What a wonderful experience for all the children and a great way to help us with our Great Fire of London topic. There are lots of photographs below for you to look at. Enjoy!