London's Burning as pupils recreate great fire

Children at Therfield First School in Royston built their own version of Pudding Lane to recreate the Great Fire of London

Children at Therfield First School in Royston built their own version of Pudding Lane to recreate the Great Fire of London - Credit: Therfield First School

Children at Therfield First School created their own miniature version of the Great Fire of London with the help of Royston firefighters.

Therfield First School's model London burning down

Therfield First School's model London burning down - Credit: Therfield First School

Year 1 and 2 classes used recyclable boxes and items to create a model of Pudding Lane, featuring Tudor houses, shops, churches and even St Paul's Cathedral.

Royston Fire Brigade was on hand to supervise as the model street was set alight on the school field, while children sang 'London's Burning'. 

Firefighters visited pupils at Therfield First School to teach them about the Great Fire of London

Firefighters visited pupils at Therfield First School to teach them about the Great Fire of London - Credit: Therfield First School

Headteacher Tara McGovern said: "The children have really enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London and how life has changed dramatically since 1666.

Royston firefighters helped pupils from Therfield First School with their Great Fire of London project

Royston firefighters helped pupils from Therfield First School with their Great Fire of London project - Credit: Therfield First School

"The event was a huge success and has been a real talking point throughout the school."

Children at Therfield First School watched the model go up in flames

Children at Therfield First School watched the model go up in flames - Credit: Therfield First School

She also praised teachers Mrs Hills and Miss Clark, who organised the event, for helping to fulfil the school's motto of 'bringing learning to life'.

Royston firefighters visited Therfield First School 

Royston firefighters visited Therfield First School - Credit: Therfield First School

Children at Therfield First School in Royston built their own version of Pudding Lane to recreate the Great Fire of London

Children at Therfield First School in Royston built their own version of Pudding Lane to recreate the Great Fire of London - Credit: Therfield First School