The Great Fire of London

KS1 / P1-4
Play In A Day

Most of you will know there was a first and even a second Great Fire of London, but did you know that there was nearly a third Great Fire of London? Yes just last week in fact...

A Play in Day for KS1

Tom is a boy who never listens and just doesn't think. He lives in London but it's very different to how things were when the first fire started. In a well - meaning attempt to bake a cake for his brother's birthday, Tom accidentally sets fire to his house. Luckily things have changed over the years and fire doesn't have such a catastrophic effect on the rest of the neighbourhood but the story is not without a little adventure along the way...

This Play in a Day workshop not only retells the story of The Great Fire of London but also examines it's legacy and allows for comparisons to be made between the two different eras. For up to 30 KS1 pupils for the whole day, the workshop culminates in a performance by those pupils to peers and even parents!

What the Children Learn…

  • Exploring how they can use their voice, movement and expression in role play and drama
  • Expressing ideas, thoughts and feelings through role play and drama
  • Presenting drama and stories to others
  • Individual confidence
  • Basic acting skills
  • Teamwork and Awareness of Others
  • Public speaking
  • Understanding Fire safety