We’re delighted to announce the winners of My EPIC Era 2017.
In January 2017, 60 second histories launched a national history competition for schools in a bid to engage pupils in the joy of history. By the time the competition closed on 31st March, we had received loads of super (and very creative) entries.
Our judges had great fun pouring through all the drawings, models, writings, videos and songs etc. from schools across the country. The standard once again has been pretty EPIC and it has been fantastic to see the creativity and enthusiasm of pupils demonstrating their fascination for history.
The winner of the 1st prize is:
Abeera Abbas of Marsden Heights Community College with an entry called The Golden Age – 1001 New Inventions. This entry was a clear favourite amongst all our judges; one commented “A great selection of information, cracking music and a well-designed PowerPoint presentation resulting in an Epic entry!.”Abeera and her classmates will now have the chance to work with our professional team to write, direct and star in their very own 60 second history film which will be published on our website for everyone to enjoy.
The winner of the 2nd prize is:
Class 5 from Berkeley Campus in Gloucestershire. “A great idea and costumes. A catchy song performed with enthusiasm, resulting in me smiling (and tapping my foot) as I watched it throughout.” commented our judge, Matthew Howorth. Class 5 have won themselves a brilliant half-day history workshop from our very own Kevin Hicks and the History Squad.
Our three runners up are:
George Stephenson ‘Father of the Railways’ – Barnard Castle Prep School, Co. Durham
One Brave Jump for Equality – King Edward VI High School for Girls, Edgebaston
The Battle of Waterloo (Station?) – Hurlingham School, London
The runners up will receive a history-themed goodie bag
You can view all these winners as well as many of the other entries on our gallery at www.myepicera.co.uk/gallery
History is EPIC. Let’s deliver it in an EPIC way.
What teachers say:
It was a great competition, the kids were really engaged and when I read to them your comments regarding their entry they were eager to make plans for another entry next year!
Nura Hassen, Barnwell School, Hertfordshire. 2016 winner
Entering the EPIC Era competition allowed Holly to deepen her understanding of the Roman topic we had been studying in school. The experience has increased her self-esteem and winning the workshop for her class was a wonderful opportunity for her to give something back to her class community. I would heartily recommend the competition to others.
Diana McDonald, Fleetville Junior School. 2016 winner