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The Great Fire of London writing workshop (KS1-KS2)

Get your students writing about the Great Fire of London with a workshop and assembly from Creative Writing Club founder Robin Price. Robin is the author of 15 children's books including the Spartapuss series. He's currently working on a new title about the Great Fire of London.

Write about the Great Fire of London using the workshop app!

Interactive assembly

Get pupils engaged and ready to write with a class assembly about The Great Fire of London. It's fun and interactive. Your class will visit Pudding Lane – where the fire started, find out about Mayor Thomas Bloodworth's big mistake, and discover how in 1666 gunpowder was an important took for stopping fire! We'll meet the famous diarist Samuel Pepys and find out what happened to the Parmesan cheese that he buried in his garden. Plus: take part in a bucket gang and check out a Stuart period fire engine.

Write about the Great Fire

After the assembly pupils will be primed and ready to write their stories in pairs using Creative Writing Club's clever Egyptian writing materials and interactive app. You can keep it realistic or younger children might enjoy to write a story about animals escaping from the fire. Robin will pass on some practical techniques to improve the stories. The hour long workshop ends with the pupils reading out their work on the microphone.

Feedback from teachers:

“Robin’s assembly was a fantastic combination of facts, story telling and knockabout comedy, that, whilst entertaining the whole school, also cunningly prepared the ground for their own story writing…”

“Robin’s sessions not only gave children a structure for planning a story, but really excited and inspired them so that they couldn’t wait to get writing!” Richard Smith, Deputy Head, Trafalgar School

Hall of Fame

This workshop is sure to generate some strong writing which we can upload to our epic Hall of Fame.

How to book this workshop

To inquire about this workshop call Yvonne Lang on 01535 656015 ext 9850 or


The Great Fire of London is one of 50 workshops and themed assemblies that you can choose when you bring Creative Writing Club to your school. Popular topics include: the Bronze age, the Celts, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Anglo Saxons, Boudicca, the Normans, the Stone Age, the Tudors, Mary Seacole, the Victorians, WW1 and WW2.
We also run workshops on Shakespeare and Fairytales.

Enjoying a Creative Writing Club activity

Enjoying a Creative Writing Club activity

How to book this workshop

To discuss your requirements call Yvonne Lang on 01535 656015 ext 9850 or