GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
WORKSHOP

Topics Covered

The Story of how the Great Fire began
Building Regulations
The Path of the Fire
Rebuilding London
Christopher Wren

The Plague of 1665

Activities Offered

Art Work to Commemorate the Fire
Roleplay (re-enacting the story)
Chain-Ganging
Learn A Song About the Fire
Big Quiz

In More Detail…

One of the biggest fires to affect our country – the Great Fire of London is an important piece of history. Our character will guide the children through the events that unfolded. It was all started in pudding lane by Thomas Farriner the baker. We will follow the spread of the fire and look at the path of destruction that it left. We will learn how it affected future building regulations within the London area.

One important aspect we will look at is how people managed to escape the fire. Combating the fire was done by using chain gangs and creating fire blocks. We will see how the fire affected the people of London in the aftermath, once it had finished.

To begin with, the workshop will teach the students about the days and moments leading up to the beginnings of the fire. Following this, our facilitator will lead the children in creating their own piece of artwork that will commemorate the terrible catastrophe. The students will:

  • Create a background burning sky with pastels
  • Use cutting techniques to fashion buildings significant to London
  • Use advanced techniques to create fire to simulate the burning building
  • Use glue to stick these pieces down onto their background

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Up to 90 children (3 classes) can take part in a full days workshop. For large groups we will need to split the day up slightly.

SPACE?

A big hall is ideal for large groups. However quite often we can fit into one or more classrooms dependent on the group size.

Great Fire of London Gallery

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