History lesson provides some fire safety tips
WITH only a few days to go until Bonfire Night, children at a Brixham primary school got to grips with the seriousness of fires when they burnt London down. The staff and children at Furzeham Primary School staged their own reenactment of the Great Fire of London.
The practical history lesson saw the key stage 1 pupils build a model of 17th century London and set fire to it.
The spectacular event, organised by KS1 leader Leigh Bower, was part of this term's topic about buildings.
All children contributed to the event by building their own cardboard houses and buildings, which were then burned down, in order to bring to life the devastation and destruction of the 1666 fire.
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The fire service attended to supervise the controlled burning and to deliver their own fire safety message to the children.
Crew commander Sean Burnell said: "The event was a great success, which really engaged all the children. We were able to highlight the dangers of fire, both in the home and outdoors, which is particularly important as bonfire night approaches.
"All the children were given leaflets about staying safe near bonfires and fireworks."