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SHOREHAM firefighters had to put out a whole city – of miniature houses.

Year two at Glebe Primary School, in Church Lane, Southwick, recreated the Great Fire of London on the school field, with a little help from the crew at Shoreham Fire Station.

Shoreham firefighters with the blaze. Picture: Liz Pearce LP1500294 SUS-151003-185316008

Shoreham firefighters with the blaze. Picture: Liz Pearce LP1500294 SUS-151003-185316008

The children were asked to make a house in the style of the Stuart era, as a homework task.

Then under the supervision of firefighters, the houses were crowded together like a miniature city and set alight.

The children sang London’s Burning from a safe distance, then one lucky pupil, Charlie Hannigan, was chosen to help spray the ashes with water.

Year-two teacher Claire Marriott said: “It was a great morning. The children and their parents did an amazing job of making the houses, and we’re all really grateful to the members of Shoreham Fire Station for coming to the school and helping out.

Year-two children with their Stuart-style houses. Picture: Liz Pearce  'LP1500285 SUS-151003-185141008

Year-two children with their Stuart-style houses. Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1500285 SUS-151003-185141008

“It was a fabulous finish to our Great Fire of London topic.”

Following the blaze, the firefighters gave the children a fire safety talk.