TO mark the beginning of their new topic, Year 2 pupils at South Farnham School prepared to travel back in time to 1666 to find out about the Great Fire of London through a drama workshop.

A time capsule took the children on an inter-active journey to meet Samuel Pepys and helped them explore the key dates in his diary.

According to Lucy Allan, head of early years and Key Stage One, the children particularly enjoyed improvising the start of the fire in Pudding Lane and learning the Fire of London rap.

The drama workshop taught the youngsters about London’s disastrous fire and its key locations and characters.

It gave them the chance to act in role as a character, develop their confidence when speaking in front of an audience and understand an aspect of British history beyond 1666.

The workshop also enabled the Year 2 pupils to recognise and explore differences between now and 1666, as well as the changes which have been made as a result of the Great Fire of London.

Students at South Farnham School have also been busy learning about Sikhism and welcoming representatives from an African aid charity.