Pepys, Pudding and Pox
Through this activity session children will gain an understanding of how we know about of the Great Fire of London (1666) and the Great Plague (1665) through the diary of Samuel Pepys.
A costumed workshop leader, in the role of the great diarist himself, uses extracts from Pepys’ diary to discuss both of these important 17th century events. The second part of the session is a carousel of hands on activities including using maps to identify key places in London, writing in code and sorting what burns and what does not. The session also includes a fire tornado demonstration and a science experiment to show how the fire started.
Suitable for Key Stages 1 & 2 – Max 30 children per workshop
Cost = £120 per half-day plus travel expenses (45p per mile from County Museum to school) / £210 per full day plus travel expenses (45p per mile from County Museum to school)