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Fire tears through buildings at a Crowthorne school - as part of history project

Published: 24 Jul 2014 09:300 comments

FLAMES tore through buildings in Crowthorne last week.

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Youngsters at Oaklands Infant School created their own Great Fire of London by burning cardboard structures from the safety of their school field on Thursday, JUly 17.

Year Two pupils made their own miniature city from cardboard as part of their studies on the Great Fire and the Black Death, making them look as they would have been back in 1666.

Headteacher Julie Sheppard said: “For some, burning the city caused mixed feelings because they worked so hard on them, but it helped them to understand the loss people felt whose real houses were burnt down.

She added that the weather also helped with authenticity. “It was a glorious hot day with a light breeze that fanned the flames.

“It was probably quite similar to the weather during The Great Fire itself,” she said.

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