Perform Drama Workshop presents 'The Great Fire of London'
We began our drama workshop by warming up our bodies
Let's get into the time capsual and travel back in time to London 1666
We listened to entries from Samuel Pepys dairies and discovered what caused the fire, then used our imaginations.
The maid from the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane was busy getting the workers to bake cakes and bread for King Charles II. Everyone was very busy, cooking, lighting the ovens, collecting wood for fuel and cleaning.
At the end of the day everyone was paid and went home feeling very tired.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday 2nd September 1666 the fire started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane.
The flames quickly spread across the City of London.
People buried their valuables in the garden. Treasures included cheese which was very valuable. We thought what we would bury today and had some very interesting ideas!
At this time the houses were made of wood and built close together, so it didn't take long for the fire to spread.
We made arches to represent the houses and acted them catching fire and falling down like a domino effect.
Strong winds helped the fire to spread quickly. Gunpowder had to be used to blow up houses and stop the fire.
Many buildings were burnt down including St. Pauls Cathedral.
We used drama to imagine how people would have felt after the fire was out.