Posted by Kevin Hicks on 5th October 2011
A group of 30 excited students from the West Midlands, through the Gifted and Talented Partnership joined together for our first ever Edge Hill Battlefield tour.  The youngsters were completely absorbed by the stories and accounts of the battle.  After walking the battlefield, complete with musketry displays and discovering the graves of some of the fallen, they finished the tour tired but totally and completely inspired.  No doubt this talented bunch will have had plenty of stimuli to produce some astounding pieces...
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 18th August 2011
This is the true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into Buna-Monowitz, the concentration camp known as Auschwitz III.  In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a POW labour camp nearby.  He had heard of the brutality meted out to the prisoners there and was determined to witness what he could.  He hatched a plan to swap places with a Jewish inmate and smuggled himself into a sector of the camp where he experienced at first-hand...
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 12th August 2011
After much deliberation and sifting through of some wonderful drawings of Roman soldiers and armour, we have chosen the winner which depicts a centurion by Alisa Gerasimidis from Wellington School. The prize for the school is a presentation Roman gladius, which will be presented on our next visit to the school in October. Well done Alisa.   Ailsa's Picture
Posted by Julie Hicks on 29th June 2011
History Squad are now taking bookings for the 2011/2012 season and look forward to hearing from schools both new and old.  To help you make more of your budget, we promise to maintain our existing rates for all next year’s dates providing you book before the 31st July 2011.   It’s a great excuse to get your diaries out and organise a fabulous day for your school.  Just go to our calendar page to see what dates you would like and email us...

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60 Second Histories is one of the best Edtech Resources 2017
We’re delighted to announce that online teaching resource, 60 second histories, has been included on the list of ‘The 50 Best EdTech Resources of 2017’.  Published by Technology & Innovation magazine, the list celebrates what truly works in education and what has a particularly positive impact on teaching and learning at secondary school level.  60 second histories films have been written by Kevin Hicks of the History Squad.