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Great Fire of London Trip

Form 2 went on a trip to the Museum of London on Friday 24th November. They visited the Great Fire of London exhibition at the Museum. The children were able to hold a leather bucket to find out how heavy it would have been to use to put the fire out. They tried on a Stuart fire helmet and a modern day helmet, to compare the differences. They also watched a short video about the fire and looked at information, pictures and objects from the Great Fire.

Next, the class attended a storytelling session which incorporated fascinating evidence about the experiences of women and children, as well as Pepys, King Charles and Thomas Farriner (the baker). The children were able to act out key characters, the crooked houses of London, and the flames of the Great Fire. This was followed by lunch at the Museum.

Form 2 all then went back on the coach to head to The Monument. The children climbed the 311 steps to the top of the Monument and were rewarded with a fantastic 360 degree panoramic view of the city. They finished our day with a class photograph on Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire started back in 1666.

Photos from their fun day out can be viewed in the Gallery.

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