William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX

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Year 2 went on a great trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. The children had a wonderful time learning about the history of St. Paul’s, focusing specifically on the year 1666, when the Great Fire of London broke out. The children looked at artefacts that were retrieved from the fire, including two statutes whose heads had exploded in the intense heat! They also learned about the role of Thomas Farriner the baker, Samuel Pepys and King Charles II, and even dressed up to represent Sir Christopher Wren and a typical firefighter at the time! Finally, the children learned that the Cathedral standing today is in fact London’s 5th St Pauls Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and they admired the brilliant architect and interior design. On two occasions, we got to lie down on the floor and gaze up at the famous dome, as well as the beautiful ceiling art depicting images of earth, sea and sky. Some of us (one teacher in particular!) didn’t want to get up again! All in all, a great trip had by all. Thanks to all the children for representing WP so well at the Cathedral, and special thanks to parents and staff who helped to make the trip a success. We are looking forward to the next one!