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    Tour Dates

    2011 ABERDEEN NORTHSOUND 1 ROCK CHALLENGE RESULTS
    Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre - Monday, February 21st, 2011

    BUCKSBURN ACADEMY, Bucksburn, Aberdeen: the NHS Grampian Award for Concept Originality, and the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Award for Concept Interpretation

    FRASERBURGH ACADEMY, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire: the NHS Grampian Award for Staging

    KEMNAY ACADEMY, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire: the Award for School Community Support, the Cashback for Communities Award for Stage Crew, and the Youthlink Award for Set Design

    MACKIE ACADEMY, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire: the Award for Student Leadership, the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, the Aberdeenshire Council Award for Entertainment, the Aberdeenshire Council Award for Video Performance, the Scottish Government Award for Costume Design, the Northsound One Award for Soundtrack, and overall SECOND Place

    NORTHFIELD ACADEMY, Aberdeen: the Cashback for Communities Award for Performers' Choice, the Grampian Police Award for Choreography, and overall THIRD Place

    PETERHEAD ACADEMY, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (Premier School showcase performance): the Award for Press Coverage, the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, and a number of Special Awards

    ST MACHAR ACADEMY, Aberdeen: the Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Grampian Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®, the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Award for Lighting Design, and the Scottish Government Award for Drama Skills

    TURRIFF ACADEMY, Turriff, Aberdeenshire: the Youthlink Award for Make-up Design

    WESTHILL ACADEMY, Westhill, Aberdeenshire: the Choose Life Award for Performance Skill, the Choose Life Award for Performance Skill, and overall FIRST Place

    THEMES

    BUCKSBURN ACADEMY
    "Believe in Yourself"

      Our dance-drama is about two girls who grow apart over the years due to their circumstances and choices that they make. Eventually realising the choices made were wrong and believing in their friendship, they break the wall that keeps them apart.

    FRASERBURGH ACADEMY
    "A Hero; From Finish to Start"

      Watch as we make an honourable retreat through a soldier's life, revealing each decision that set him on his heroic path. Whether it was fate or free will, he realised to protect others he could become a broken soldier, just like his toy.

    KEMNAY ACADEMY
    "Big Spender"

      Our performance tells the story of a newly-wed couple who, after marrying in Vegas, become caught amongst the glitz and glamour of the casinos. As the story unfolds, tensions flare as our bride slowly loses everything in her pursuit for wealth. When her husband gives up hope, she discovers that her addiction and greed have cost her their marriage.

    MACKIE ACADEMY
    "Wheel of Fortune"

      It's a cruel injustice: where you're born dictates your life. Join us in 1994 (when many of our cast were born) on a game show to discover where four children will find themselves. Languishing in luxury? Starving in Mumbai ? Abandoned in a Chinese orphanage ? Or even trapped in the midst of genocide. It's time to play The Wheel Of Fortune.

    NORTHFIELD ACADEMY
    "Africa One, Reality Nil"

      The glamourisation and celebrity culture of the World Cup overshadows the crippling problems South Africa still faces today. Issues such as teenage pregnancy, AIDS, starvation and lack of education still exist in the poorer areas. What can we do to help our cousins in these less fortunate countries?

    PETERHEAD ACADEMY
    "Crazy in Love"

      Come on in ! Welcome to our mad house! Here you will discover all sorts: schizophrenics, arsonists and insomniacs to name but a few. Society has deemed these troubled souls unsafe and shut them away but look closely and you will see a glimmer of hope: a couple searching for love. Can love conquer all or are our couple destined for tragedy?

    ST MACHAR ACADEMY
    "Too Late"

      Why open the box? Why choose alcohol? Why fight?
      Why play the prima donna? Why be mean? Why choose drugs?
      Being a teenager is difficult. They sometimes make bad decisions and do dangerous things with no regard for people around them. Remember to think about what you are doing - there are always consequences!

    TURRIFF ACADEMY
    "The Trials of War"

      Afghanistan 2011. A group of British soldiers are partaking in a routine training session and imposing the village curfew when they are ambushed. as the death toll rises, one soldier is taunted by the demons who are trapped in his own mind with memories of the girl he left behind. Can he be saved from himself?

    WESTHILL ACADEMY
    "Dante's Journey into Hell"

      Every day we make choices. Dente chooses the wrong path, unknowingly beginning a descent into hell. Follow Dante on her journey through the darkening forest as she's drawn into the circles of Hell:Limbo, Lust, Heresy, Wrathful and Sullen, Prodigal and Miserly, and Sorcerers and Thieves. What will she find at the end? Will she choose the right path next time?

    The evening show was presented by Yazz of Northsound 1 Radio

    THE CREW

      For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Dan Macready and Ollie Ashman (Assistant Stage Managers), Stuart MacGregor (Community Development / PR Manager), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), and Sam "Bam" Connis (Production Assistant);
      From TEGA: James Siddle (Lx) and Ed Coupland (Fx);
      From Visions Unlimited: Rob Morphew (mix) and Paul (camera);
      Volunteers: Stuart Cameron, Lesley-Ann Begg, Kimberley Burns, Lauren Taylor, Claire Small, Alison Small, Chris O'Mara, Mike Carlin, plus (up from Yorkshire :) John (website) and Wendy (merch) Arrowsmith with granddaughter Bethany.