Pupils invited to share their History passion in creativity competition

Squaducation

Squaducation is the home of 60 second histories, an online history resource for schools, providing National Curriculum History support at Key Stages 1-3. Here, teachers can deliver chunks of History with film – ideal for lesson openers and for introducing, supporting and recapping topics in the classroom. Squaducation know, from working with and listening to teachers, that some of the best learning happens when they use lesson-flipping techniques.

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History resource champions Squaducation have launched a competition aimed at inspiring the historians of the future. My EPIC Era 2016 is a new History competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK, and is being spearheaded by veteran soldier, actor and educator Kevin Hicks. Pupils are being asked to name their favourite era in history and tell the competition judges all about it. Their entries can be written, drawn, crafted, performed or filmed. My EPIC Era 2016 will be open for entries until 31st March 2016.

The panel of savvy judges consists of Russel Tarr (Active History, Class Tools, International School of Toulouse), Alison Peacock (Wroxham Teaching School & Educational Research Centre), Matthew Howorth (Twickenham Preparatory School) and Kevin himself. The winning entry will have their EPIC era made into a series of 60-second films. The winners will help write, direct and even star in the films, which will then be shared on the Squaducation’s 60 second histories’ platform, an online History resource for schools.

The organisation’s flipped learning-friendly shorts cover a wide range of eras and topics, starring Kevin and fellow actor Catherine Prout. Teachers are invited to choose films and view them in ‘Virtual Classrooms’, and can also share a unique classroom key code so that students can watch the videos at home as desired.

After a successful career in the police force and the British Army, where he earned both the British Empire Medal (BEM) and the Col in Chief’s Commendation for Gallantry, Kevin set up the History Squad. He has toured the country in his role as historical interpreter, providing entertainment, education and drama for audiences of all ages. For 20 years, Kevin has worked with teachers in schools across the UK to deliver History in a fun, fascinating and relevant way. Two years ago he launched 60 second histories, providing National Curriculum History support at Key Stages 1-3. Here, teachers can deliver chunks of History with film – ideal for lesson openers and for introducing, supporting and recapping topics in the classroom.

Pupils and schools have until midnight on Thursday 31st March to submit their entries, which can be sent via the My EPIC Era 2016 website.

Visit www.myepicera.co.uk or contact hello@squaducation.com for more information.

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