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Posted by Kevin Hicks on 16th September 2012
This August bank holiday at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall we launched a brilliant new hands-on children’s activity – the Canon Race.   Instead of children watching history being re-enacted we wanted to give them a chance to re-create it themselves, by learning how to load and fire two ship’s canons, one French & one British.  The children raced against each other as gun crews and loaded the guns in correct sequence; the first one to fire scored a point for their team. 
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 10th August 2012
Many of you will know that we were hoping to shoot our film The Journey this summer but have found that we need more time to put everything in place.  It’s been a long journey for me so far but I’m still deeply committed to the project and want to deliver the best quality product possible.  I just want to say thank you to everyone for your support so far – and that I’ll keep you all posted.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 26th June 2012
Berlin, November 1938. An average German Family waits anxiously at the dinner table; the streets have been in uproar all day. They know they're not safe but they are trapped. Follow them into the ensuing Holocaust as each tells, in turn, the story of their journey and see who survives.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 27th May 2012
History Squad are about to embark on another co-production with award winning production company Blue Hippo Media to produce a film called “The Journey”.  Written by Kevin Hicks, the film is for use in the educational arena, which will promote themes around identity, nationality and community using the subject of the Holocaust. With historical accuracy we will be watching the lives of an ordinary German Jewish family unfold, causing us to identify and empathise with the characters.

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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.