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My EPIC Era 2017

60 second histories
by: Squaducation date: 16 Jan 2017

History is EPIC. Let’s deliver it in an EPIC way.


My EPIC Era is back with another great History competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK, brought to you by 60 second histories.  

My EPIC Era puts pupils in the driving seat, allowing them to share their passion and knowledge of their favourite historical era.

Launched on 9th January My EPIC Era 2017  will be open for entries until the 31 March 2017.

The winners will write, direct and even star in the films which will be shared on the 60 second histories’ website for all schools to use.

How to enter

Entry is online at

The entrants are asked to name their favourite era in history and tell us all about it in the most creative way they can – they can write about it, draw it, make it – they can even sing or film it!  Whatever works for their era and topic.


Entries will be judged by a panel of top educationalists including;

Alison Peacock - Executive Head of the Wroxham Teaching School & Educational Research Centre and co-author of Learning without Limits  @AlisonMPeacock

Matthew Howorth - Author of Teaching Primary History and Head of History at Twickenham Prep, as well as editing the SATIPS broadsheet.   @HoworthM

Kevin Hicks - Creator of History Squad and author of 60 second histories, Kevin delivers history in a fun, fascinating and relevant way.  @HistorySquad


The Prizes are EPIC too!

First Prize
The winners will have their EPIC era made into a series of 60 second histories films. Together with script writer Kevin Hicks and the 60 second histories film crew, the winners will script write, direct, act and produce the films.  The films will be uploaded into the ‘FREE’ section of the website for the whole teaching world to see and use in their classrooms.  Take a look at last year's winners HERE 

Runner-up prizes:

  • The History Squad will run 1x half-day workshop on location at the winning school
  • EPIC History Goody Bags

What people say

Alison Peacock, The Wroxham Teaching School: “This is a great opportunity to inspire young historians!  I’m pleased to support this initiative.”

Robert Lloyd Williams, Monkton Combe:  “My EPIC Era gives pupils a chance to show off their love of history, be creative and give them a chance to win a fabulous prize.”

Kate Rolfe, St Bernadette:  “My Epic Era is a fantastic idea to engage pupils in an aspect of History that they are particularly passionate about. The nature of the competition has developed independence amongst our students and allowed them to take responsibility for their learning.”

Rachel Crouch, Severn Vale School:  “This competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to think about history, their favourite bits & to explain it in their own way - historians in the making!”


Go to My EPIC Era Competition Page now

Any questions call us on 07811 673377 or email

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