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Great Fire Of London



  • Session 1: Site tour of Tudor / Stuart wooden and thatch buildings. To gain sense of how buildings looked, were used in Stuart London and why they were vulnerable to fire.


  • Session 2: Explore the events of the Fire of London through the words of Samuel Pepys, using the medium of drama and hot seating.


  • Session 3: What burns? Why did London burn? Explore materials as they burn, discover what is needed for fire.


  • Session 4: Music and dance from the period (maypole dancing).


  • Session 5: Create your own firescape in pastels, chalk and black paper.


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