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History Competition for Schools - My EPIC Era 2018
Following last year’s EPIC success, My EPIC Era 2018 once again launches its competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK.
Brought to you by 60 second histories My EPIC Era aims to encourage pupils interest in history.
The winning entry will have their EPIC era made into a 60 second history film, or series of films. Together with the 60 second histories crew, the winners will help write, direct and star in the film/s. The films will then be loaded onto the website for the whole teaching world to see and use in their classrooms.
The second prize winner will receive a half-day workshop at their school delivered by The History Squad (worth £350) and three runners up will receive an EPIC History goody bag for their class.
Entries will be judged by a panel of top educationalists including;
My EPIC Era competition is open now and entries will be accepted until the 31 March 2018.
Entry is online at:
School’s fallen heroes remembered through competition winner’s films
In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help them create and develop a passion for history. And it did exactly that! Brendan Ind from Wycliffe School in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire was the outright winner with an incredibly moving entry, having researched and written about the lives of two Old Wycliffians who met at the school, grew up and later fought in the Great War.
Now, to mark Remembrance Day, Squaducation is delighted to re-release six of the WW1 60 second histories films that were created by winner Brendan and fellow pupil Ben Matthews. These EPIC films are once again available as a FREE resource that can be used by schools throughout the country and to inspire more young people to dig deeper into history.
Julie Hicks, Director of Squaducation says, “The films are beautifully simple in their format but very moving; they promote an empathy and understanding of the fears and horror the young men experienced.”
Brendan’s teacher, Steve Arman quotes: “Making these '60 second' history films, is a memory they will never forget and as a result will hopefully enthuse them to see the personal stories of people from the past, who have lived through a diverse set of historical events and social settings. We love the films we’ve created, we all learnt so much through doing this.”
In January 2018, My EPIC ERA competition will be launched again and it is hoped to make it even bigger and better. It’s a tough act to follow.
To watch the films go to:
First World War Support for Schools
As part of the Army’s commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, the MOD has developed a programme of support to schools. This has two major elements:
Our other forms of school support can be found on our Teachers page
For further information please visit:
Wordbank for London
Wordbank for The London Pass, the sightseeing city card, have created five teaching resources on the history of Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and Tower Bridge.
These include interesting facts, the people and the history behind these landmarks and can be accessed through the links below which are embedded with multimedia infographics.