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As part of the Year 2 topic, The Great Fire of London, Hampshire Fire & Rescue visited the Prep School. The afternoon began with a talk from the crew about fire safety in our homes and when we are at school, followed by a question and answer session about firefighting. 

The children were then lucky enough to go and explore inside the fire engine and have a go with the fire hose. The crew were fantastic at explaining how to use equipment and when it is used during a real emergency. 

Earlier in the term, Year 2 worked hard to design and construct houses similar to those in 1666, made out of cardboard boxes. With the crew, the children went to the Senior School with our houses and set them alight to re-enact the fire in 1666! 

Eva was awarded Star of the Week this week for her fantastic recount of the afternoon:

“On Tuesday something really exciting happened! The fire fighters came to HCS and Phil, one of the fire fighters, told us about fire alarms. After that, Phil put on a gas mask. It looked weird. I didn’t like how he spoke when he put the mask on. Then we took a picture with the bright red fire truck with KS1. Next we went on the grass because we were using the fire hose. It went so far! It was as fast as a racing car. After that we went into the fire engine. It was really fun and interesting too. Suddenly we went up to the senior school to burn our beautiful houses that we made in art. When the houses were burning, it was as hot as the sun. We had to take 5 steps back because it was so hot! Finally when it was all done we all had to take a bit of the fire hose to put the fire out together!” 

Thank you to Hampshire Fire & Rescue. A fantastic afternoon was had by all. 

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