Great Fire of London re-enactment in school
PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 April 2018
Artwork created by some Mead Vale schoolchildren went up in flames last week as part of a practical history lesson.
The children in key stage one at Mead Vale Primary School, in Kestrel Drive, had been learning about the Great Fire of London on 1666.
They created replica buildings and set them up on the school field as a miniature London street.
The children then stood behind a fence and watched on excitedly as their cardboard houses went up in flames.
The experiment showed how easily the fire would have spread between the homes and businesses of the 17th century as they were built out of wood and thatch.
The buildings were also very close together on over-crowded streets.
Children took part in a Great Fire of London assembly for their parents and carers earlier in the month.