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Make the Classroom Disappear – Great Fire of London Workshops for Schools

Location(s)Throughout the UK
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability10,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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The principal aim of all of our history workshops is to give your children the means to adopt the mind-set of people from the period to gain a deep insight into the reasons for historical events... and to be challenged to consider the likely consequences of those events.

Every child in your group is given the opportunity to role-play using robust, kinaesthetic resources in child sized settings. Many fantastic photo opportunities are presented for your evidence portfolio of engagement, inclusion and learning.

Our sessions aimed at specific Key Stage One and Key stage Two history topics are peppered with whole-group activities and scenarios, with a wide range of incidental and cross-curricular learning opportunities.

Great Fire of London Workshop KS1

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.


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