Posted by Kevin Hicks on 14th February 2012
History Squad together with Blue Hippo Media have once again joined forces to make an original film called The Journey. Purpose made for the education market, it will illustrate to students the subject of the Holocaust which will enable them to think critically about history and its contemporary comparisons and raise understanding and tolerance. THE FILM ONCE FINISHED WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY BY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES as well as be entered into INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 1st December 2011
Today marks the launch of a brand new presentation about the Titanic. I’ve been working on a Health & Safety project recently designed for adults, using history as a medium. I was discussing this on Poppy Day with Miss Page, an English Teacher at Finham Park School, Coventry and she suggested I might like to try the presentation out on her Year 9 English group who are using the Titanic as a topic in their studies.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 8th November 2011
This is a book I found recently. Being a Brummie myself and an ex-soldier I felt it was a book I had to read. Written by Andrew Norman, this book charts his life of Thomas Waldin, a 19-year old from the poverty stricken back-to-backs in Birmingham. Young Tom volunteered for the British Army in 1915 where he served in my Great Grandfather’s regiment 8th battalion Rifle Brigade up until he suffered terrible wounds. It’s a fascinating book that charts his whole life...
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...