The Great Fire of London

Wearing fabulous costumes they enjoyed experiencing the life of royalty and commoners, the Lord Mayor, Christopher Wren and of course Samuel Pepys, during the tragic days when London burned to the ground as a result of a fire in the famous bakery of Pudding Lane.  Music and drama mixed together helped the children imagine the thoughts, feelings and actions of everyone involved, even the rats!  As Londoners of the time they experienced the cramp living conditions of Pudding Lane and surrounding streets and the basic emergency routines of standing in a line whilst passing along leather buckets as fast as they could to douse the fire! Kicking their legs and paddling in the water, the children even tried to escape the fire by climbing into over filled boats with their small bundles of possessions.  The children were all fabulous and took part with great enthusiasm and focus so well done Year 2!