Great fire of London

History (KS1)

Great Fire of London

Experience London in 1666 with this interactive Great Fire of London drama workshop. Your pupils will 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.

Important Events Link

This Great Fire of London drama workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:
  • Sam Pepys birthday, 1633 (23rd February)
  • The anniversary of the Fire, 1666 (2nd-5th September)

We also offer our Great Fire of London session, ONLINE

Hear from one of the facilitator’s who delivers this workshop on why they think drama is such a valuable tool for exploring the history curriculum.

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

  • Length of session: 60 minutes

  • Price: One session costs £142 + VAT, £127 + VAT per ONLINE session

  • Number of Children: up to 30

  • Extra children are negotiable

  • All facilitators are DBS checked

Key Areas
  • Life for the locals of Pudding lane before and after the fire

  • The aftermath of the fire

  • Samuel Pepys' diary