Anyone who recalls any of their history from school will know about the Great Fire of London, but not many would have heard of the “Great Fire of Mylor”.

Mylor Bridge School saw a recreated Pudding Lane – Tudor buildings made of cardboard and thatch – burnt to the ground on Friday while the children sang the nursery rhyme “London’s Burning”, but it was all in the name of education and under the watchful eye of Falmouth firefighters.

The children of year five saw their work literally go up in flames as part of their module “fire, plague and fever”, studying the Great Fire and the plague that preceded it.

Head teacher Chris Lea said it was an “exciting enrichment activity.”

He added: “I’m really pleased that Miss Talbot, Mr Park and Miss Fenton have been able to set up this exciting activity for all the children to see, and of course to understand fire safety.”

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