Great Fire of London

Subject: History
Age Group: 5-7 Year Olds (KS1)
Available in London, North West, South West, and West Midlands

Experience London in 1666 as your pupils recreate life in Pudding Lane, become the fire as it grows and spreads, meet the famous diarist Samuel Pepys, and debate the rebuilding of the city.

One facilitator visits your school in the role of Mary or William Porter, a resident of Pudding Lane in 1666. Children explore what life was like in Pudding Lane beforehand, the causes of the fire, and its aftermath. They also get to become the fire, using ribbons and mime in a lovely movement activity.


Key Areas

  • Life for the locals of Pudding lane before and after the fire
  • The aftermath of the fire
  • Samuel Pepys' diary

Curriculum Link

  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally 

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:
  • Great Fire of London, 1666 (2nd-5th September)


"The children were totally engaged from start to finish. They all thoroughly enjoyed being Time Travellers going back to 1666. We are at the start of our topic and the session has been a brilliant start to this term's work. This is the fourth time I have booked this workshop for this topic."

Julie Angus, Crockenhill Primary School, Swanley


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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked
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