|Rock Challenge® is a unique opportunity where young people are the stars.|
While the result is a professional event staged in some of the UK's top venues, the main aim of Rock Challenge® is to encourage participants to have fun while enjoying a 100% drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free experience.
Each team creates a 5 to 8 minute dance-drama-based performance on a theme of their choice.
Schools can create whatever set, props, costumes, hair and make-up, lighting, choreography, drama, and soundtrack that they wish for their theme.
Forming a Rock Challenge® team is a fantastic opportunity to work on a team project with your friends and peers, unite the school and increase your school's confidence, pride and profile...as well as your own!
The big day|
The height of this involvement is an event day at a professional venue full of fun and rehearsals culminating in a spellbinding evening performance in front of a packed audience of family members, peers, VIPs, and a panel of judges.
Awards and recognition|
Awards are given out at the end of the show including the top-scoring schools announced with, in most cases, the top school winning through to the regional final (from where, for the first time ever in the UK, the best teams progressed through to the 2009 National Grand Final).
Many students with a passion for performance relish the chance to perform on a professional stage with a professional production and technical team.
But you don't have to be all-singing, all-dancing. Many students with no prior experience also get involved in the Rock Challenge®. The event is open to any student and there are many roles in teams which are not just on the stage; things like set building, costume design, music composition, fundraising, team coordination, hair and make up all require your talents.
You'll learn many of these skills when working with teachers on the project, as well as with our professional crews on event day.
Importantly, you'll learn important social, communication and organisational skills just by getting involved and sticking to a commitment with your team.
Skills like leadership and problem solving are best learned outside the classroom - so this is a great chance.
Rock Challenge® strives to inspire, educate, and entertain young people while giving them the chance to express themselves in a unique and positive way.
In the lead-up and the event day, you'll make new friends and have the experience of a lifetime learning to be the best you can be.
Importantly, you'll be achieving a natural high without the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco.