Eagles fly high to win Perse Horrible Histories House Drama competition
24 Jun 2019
Hit CCBC show Horrible Histories was the theme for the annual Perse House Drama competition as pupils took to the stage as period characters from Vikings to Victorians.
What better person to judge the contest than Old Persean and television producer Tom Miller, who won a BAFTA Award at the British Academy Children’s Awards in 2016 for his work on the Horrible Histories special Sensational Shakespeare.
Pendeen Dragons got the event under way with their portrayal of Awful Egyptians and Bateman Bulls took a humorous look at Groovy Greeks before Gonville Griffins showcased Rotten Romans.
Vicious Vikings were brought to life by Langdale Lions and Mecklenburgh Unicorns performed Measly Middle Ages before Lithburn Eagles’ Terrifying Tudors mixed live action with a filmed skit on Henry VIII and his seven wives in the style of ITV2 show Love Island.
Gorgeous Georgians literally got a makeover as part of Northwold Yales’ performance and Glebe Falcons rounded off the competition with their version of Vile Victorians.
Mr Miller (1997) was impressed by the standard of all the entries, but gave victory to the Eagles with the Unicorns runners-up and the Dragons third.
He said: “I really enjoyed it. It was great to see so many pupils involved from across all the year groups and up there having a go.
“The Eagles’ Love Island spoof was spectacular. It was not only brilliantly made, but was also a really good parody of the show. The jokes all came from the history and I thought it was absolutely fantastic. It brought the house down.”