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The Great Fire of London Day

We dressed up as bakers, Tudor children, Samuel Pepys, flames and modern day firefighters in order to learn more about The Great Fire of London.  We enjoyed making a Samuel Pepys wig, writing with a quill, making Tudor houses and using charcoal to draw a portrait of Samuel Pepys.

In the afternoon, we reenacted The Great Fire of London using actions.  Then we set our Tudor houses alight to show how quickly the fire would have spread because of the materials the houses were made of and how close they were together.  It didn't help that on 2nd September, 1666 the weather was extremely dry but windy!

Changes in fire helmets over time: