Ellington infants meet firefighters during project on the Great Fire of London

A visit to Ramsgate station for Ellington infants

Year 1 children at Ellington Infant School have been learning about the Great Fire of London which swept through parts of the city in September 1666.

The blaze destroyed or severely damaged 87 parish churches, St Paul’s Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the city’s 80,000 inhabitants.

As part of their lessons about firefighting then and now, the pupils visited Ramsgate Fire Station to make their learning come alive.

The children explored the new fire station in Newington Road which opened at the start of this year, experienced using the hoses and saw a demonstration by the new recruits at the fire station of how they respond to an emergency.