Great Fire of London recreated by pupils

Thursday 28th December 2017 12:00 pm
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Grayswood pupils watch as their Tudor model of Lodon goes up in flames

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HASLEMERE firefighters helped turn back the clock in a special call-out to Grayswood Primary School.

The town’s emergency crew was on hand to ensure year two’s mini-action replay of the Great Fire of London did not get out of hand.

Pupils have been learning about the history of the horrific blaze that swept through London in 1666, and they were asked to make a metre-high replica Tudor house out of cardboard, together with houses, churches and inns.

They lined the buildings up very close together on the playground to imitate the narrow streets of London in 1666 and started a fire. It only took one spark and soon all of them were burning, with flames reaching high into the air.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service joined the the whole school to watch the dramatic re-enactment and ensured it stayed under control.

Firefighters also spoke to the class about what to do in event of a fire and about fire safety precautions generally.

Teacher Amanda Harling told The Herald: “They have been working hard all term learning about the blaze, which started in Pudding Lane and what a better way to bring their learning to life, than recreating the fire.

“This was such a fun way to round-off the topic and will live long in the children’s minds.”

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