The Secret of Kells: Film Guide

The Secret of Kells
The Secret of Kells




Short (1-4 activities)

A film guide that looks at The Secret of Kells (2009), an Oscar-nominated hand-drawn animation about a boy living in mediaeval Ireland who meets a master wizard and is swept into a grand adventure involving a powerful and magical book.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education and Art & Design in addition to highlighting themes surrounding European countries, family, historical periods, religions and beliefs, folk and fairy tales, ancient and medieval warfare, and storytelling.

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  • Art and Design
  • PSHE Education
  • Personal

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