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.
60 second histories
60 second histories are an online history film resource for schools. 60 second histories are all about delivering EPIC history in a simple and engaging format, their fantastic range of 60 second films are available online for teachers and students to view both in the classroom and at home.
60 second histories know, from working with and listening to teachers, that some of the best learning happens when they use lesson-flipping techniques. That’s why they launched My EPIC Era, a competition that puts the pupils in the driving seat, allowing them to share their passion and knowledge of their own favourite historical era.
My EPIC Era competition is open now and entries will be accepted until the 31 March 2018.
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.
How to enter
Entry must be made online at: myepicera.co.uk
Entrants are asked to name their favourite era in history and tell us about it – they can write about it, draw it, make it – they can even sing or film it.
Entries will be judged by educationalists:
Kate Jones @87History - Kate is Head of History at Brighton College Al Ain, U.A.E. Kate is a well-respected blogger & author who loves to share T&L ideas at LovetoTeach87.com
Kate says “The My Epic Era competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to engage with History sharing their in-depth subject knowledge with creativity and flair. The previous winners are great examples demonstrating teamwork, research and communication skills. It is an honour to be involved with this competition!"
Juggy Chima @TheExamsOffice - Former Head of History, Juggy’s experience comes from a range of impressive educational roles. In 2014, Juggy founded and now leads The Exams Office, the largest exams support organisation in the UK.
Kevin Hicks @HistorySquad - Creator of the History Squad workshops and author of 60 second histories, Kevin delivers history in a fun, fascinating and relevant way.
What teachers say
“My Epic Era was a fantastic competition to enter. It helped us to set up a lunchtime history club and work towards a goal. Epic Era is brilliant as it gives the students lots of opportunity to show their creativity and knowledge. The students really engaged with the competition and I couldn’t believe the different entries they produced. We will definitely enter again next year!”
Andrew Bernice, Focus School, Berkeley Campus
“The girls enjoyed the freedom of the challenge which allowed them to focus on an Era which they had enjoyed learning about” Mrs MacDonald, All Saints C of E Primary
“My EPIC Era is a great opportunity to inspire young historians” Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching
History is EPIC. Let’s deliver it in an EPIC way.