Fire at Therfield School!

But it was in the name of learning

CHILDREN at Therfield First School were treated to a flaming-hot display by firefighters from Royston – after playing a part themselves.

As part of learning about the great fire of London, the year one and two pupils made a mock-up of Pudding Lane, where the fire started in a bakers’ shop, back in 1666.

It was then set alight by Royston firefighter Dave Williams, in order to recreate the historic incident, which devastated almost the entire city.

Year one and two teacher Charlotte Oram said: “The children have really enjoyed learning about this, and today was special for them.”

Some of the children went on a trip to London two weeks ago, a visited Pudding Lane, the fire’s monument, and the home of Samuel Pepys, who kept a diary during the tragedy.

Poppy Lehaghan of year one, said: “It was good fun in London, and we learnt lots about the fire.”

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Arabella Parker, also of year one, said: “On the day of the fire it was windy and hot, so it made it worse.”