Hilarious Horrible Histories Evening

Our Press Officers, Josh, Charlie, Katie, Harry, Holly and Fearne, took these photos and then wrote and sent out the following press release following our Horrible Histories evening:

On Wednesday 2nd December at 6:30 p.m., the Year 5 and Year 6 children from Anston Greenlands held a fantastic Horrible Histories film festival, which was linked to the class topic of ‘Rotten Romans’. Every child in Year 5 and Year 6 has researched, written, acted in and produced a sketch in the style of the Horrible Histories show. The films were parodies of TV shows, including Police Interceptors, Come Dine with Me, Sky sports HQ, Gogglebox and many more. There were also a number of music videos, including ‘Stayin’ Alive’ (based on the lives of Gladiators) and ‘Summer of ‘79’ (all about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD).

Additionally, each child was in an Enterprise group to help organise the event. As well as the press officers, there were caterers, artists, entertainment officers, fundraisers, technicians, and compères and information officers. There was an interval from the films where friends and family were able to buy some delicious food and drinks and play some Roman-themed games, such as ‘Slaughter the Chicken’ and the ‘Mouth of Truth Lucky Dip.’

We raised just over £300 for the Keepod Project, a fantastic charity to help millions of people all over the world gain access to computing and the internet using old PCs, which would otherwise end up on landfill.

Here are some of the comments made by the Snowy Owls:

What I enjoyed most about the evening was watching my classmates being proud of what they’ve achieved.

I developed lots of enterprising skills; I feel that I now know how to deal with awkward situations.

The thing I’m most proud of is the money we raised for the Keepod project. Also, I loved seeing the looks on my mum’s face when she watched my sketch!

I developed the skills of teamwork, resilience and enterprise. I particularly enjoyed working with the Y5 children.

The evening gave me more confidence because I had to stand up in front of all of the parents in Roman costume and tell un-funny jokes!

Making the films was great – they are all funny and just a little bit embarrassing.

We developed team work and creativity; we all worked together to achieve the top!

I was so proud of the effort everyone put in; everyone said it was an amazing evening.

I was nervous about phoning the press, but I did it!

My financial literacy skills improved – I became much more confident about working out and giving change.


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