CHILDREN at an Earley primary school received a special visit from a fire service while learning about the Great Fire of London.

The 90 Year 2 students have been finding out where the fire started and how and why it spread so quickly – as well as how things were then rebuilt.

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As part of the topic, the children made Tudor homes to resemble the houses that went up in flames – the fire service even came in to give interactive demonstrations and talks on how the firefighting has changed since 1666.

They also spoke to the children about fire safety and the importance of having a smoke alarm, as well as a demonstration of the fire engine in action.

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The exciting end to the afternoon was the Great Fire of Hawkedon, with the pupils' own Pudding Lane set ablaze and extinguished by the fire crew.