Horrible Histories - The Movie: Rotten Romans
Book now for the Autumn Term for just £3 a student!
Who are the Celts? What have the Romans ever done for us? And why is Emperor Nero dousing himself in horse wee? Be transported back to Roman Britain and find out all this and more - the timeless, irreverent humour of Horrible Histories is coming to the big screen!
Schools' screenings are available on weekday mornings throughout the Autumn Term for just £3 per student. We do need a minimum of 25 students per screening, and you may be sharing a screen with other schools. Screenings start approx 10 - 10:30am and are available at all Picturehouse Cinemas, subject to availability.
Horrible Histories has educated and entertained generations of young people and adults alike, and this brand new film is perfect for exploring history curriculum topic The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain in a fun and engaging way. Here's what teachers who attended our schools' preview screenings had to say:
"The pupils and staff alike really enjoyed the film. The children were very engaged throughout and were able to make links between the film and their history learning." - Fox Primary School, London
"A great film which presented the historical facts in such an accessible and memorable way. Top Marks!" - Stratford Preparatory School, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Free Teaching Resources
Into Film have also created a free teaching resource themed around the film with links to History, English and Music which you can use pre-/post-visit in the classroom to further the impact of the film on your students' learning. See below for details of how to register for the resource.
More About The Film
Friends, Romans, Celts… lend us your ears. The all-conquering Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes “the stain” that is Britain. While the young Emperor Nero must battle his scheming mother Agrippina for ultimate power, Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Atti, a reluctant Roman soldier, and Orla, a young Celt with dreams of becoming a warrior like Boudicca.
Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of Celtic-inspired rebellion?
Suitability: KS2 | Subjects: History, English, Music, Literacy
Film length: 92 mins
Free teaching resource from Into Film
Are your students #TeamRoman or #TeamCelt?
Register for a fun and free learning resource from Into Film. Focusing on history curriculum topic The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain, and including English literature and music links as well as exclusive song and video clips from the film the resource will explore this significant historical period, with activities including a local history study and Romans vs. Celts class debates.
Suitability: KS2 Subjects: Literacy, English, History, Music