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Gedney youngsters light up village to recreate famous fire




Youngsters from Gedney Church End Primary School lit up the village when they recreated a historic fire as part of their lessons.

Before half term, the Woodpeckers class had been working on a project based around the Great Fire of London in 1666 as part of the 'Bright Lights, Big City' topic.

Over recent weeks the children had busily been working with friends to build their very own Pudding Lane before recreating the fire last week.

Woodpeckers Class from Gedney Church End Primary School have been learning about the Great Fire of London (47778414)
Woodpeckers Class from Gedney Church End Primary School have been learning about the Great Fire of London (47778414)

A school spokesperson said: "The children have been busy learning all about London, the Royal Family, historical events and having a think about how where we live compares to a big city.

"The children added lots of wood to their buildings and we recreated the Great Fire of London."

Executive headteacher Scott Pearson was in control of setting the buildings alight, while the children watched at how fast a fire can spread.

Once the buildings were burnt down, the class taught the rest of the school the song London’s Burning.

The spokesperson added: "Luckily no emergency services were needed and our school staff had it all under control."



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