Today we visited the National Emergency Services Museum. The children have been learning all about the Great Fire of London and the emergency services and today we got to go and find out even more at the Museum. We were greeted at the door by Samuel Pepys, this caused great excitement as we have learned all about his diary. Throughout the day Samuel Pepys showed us the old fire engines and we even got to have a go on some. We then explored the Emergency Services floor which told us more about the emergency services today. We had a go in fire engines, on Police bikes, rowing boats, climbing walls and much more. After lunch (which we were super excited for as it was the children's first time having a packed lunch on a trip) we met Rosie who gave us a workshop about the Great Fire. We saw uniforms and equipment that was used in 1666 and then compared it to today. We had a go at making a line to put out the fire too and then went to look at the all of the artefacts that told us more about the Great Fire of London. To end the day we visited the emergency service vehicles and of course we needed to have a look inside of them. Thank you to all of the Year 1 children for making today wonderful. Their excitement and enthusiasm was great to see.
Have a look at our photos to find out more about our day.