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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Great Fire of London Day

Great Fire of London Day - Tuesday 17th October 2023

This was  an exciting day for the year to as they came to the end of their half-term learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666. 

'History off the Page' came into school and set up the hall with an array of trades which would have been taking place in 17th Century London and the children got to try their hands at being chandlers, seamstresses, apothecaries and leather workers amongst other trades. The morning ended with the hall filled with smoke as the children attempted to put out a fire in a 17th century manner. 

In the afternoon, the Year 2s turned into archaeologists and dug through the ashes of a building to work out from the artefacts they found what sort of building it might have been. 

With all the children dressed for the period, they were fully immersed in the day and learnt lots of facts about the Great Fire and life in London in that era.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who volunteered throughout the day. We wouldn't have been able to run this day without your help.

Please click here to see the photos of the day.