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    THE GRAMPIAN POLICE NORTHSOUND 1 ABERDEEN ROCK CHALLENGE
    2010 ABERDEEN ROCK CHALLENGE® (FULL)
    Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre - Friday, February 19th, 2010

    BANFF ACADEMY: the Award for Student Leadership, and the Youth Link Award for Entertainment

    BUCKSBURN ACADEMY: the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership Award for Staging

    ELLON ACADEMY: the Grampian Police Award for Make-Up Design

    FRASERBURGH ACADEMY: the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Northsound 1 Award for Soundtrack, and the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Costume Design

    KEMNAY ACADEMY: the Ian Alley Memorial Award for Stage Crew

    MACKIE ACADEMY: the Grampian Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, the Youth Link Award for Hair Design, and overall SECOND PLACE

    MINTLAW ACADEMY (New school): the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership Award for Concept Interpretation

    NORTHFIELD ACADEMY: the Grampian Police Award for Performance Skill

    PETERHEAD ACADEMY (Premier showcase): the Award for Press Coverage, the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, plus Awards of Excellence for Concept Originality, Costume Design, Cultural and Educational Achievement, Entertainment, Hair and Make-up, Lighting Design, Press Coverage, Set Design and Staging, Soundtrack, and Video Performance

    ST MACHAR ACADEMY: the Award for Positive Inclusion, the Award for School Community Support, the Grampian Police Award for Set Design, the Tega Award for Lighting Design, and overall THIRD PLACE

    TORRY ACADEMY: the Youth Link Performers' Choice Award, the Visions Unlimited Award for Video Performance, the Youth Link Award for Drama Skills, and overall FOURTH PLACE

    TURRIFF ACADEMY: nt>: Gillshill Primary School , the Global Rock Challenge Award for Concept Originality, and overall FIFTH PLACE

    WESTHILL ACADEMY: the Grampian Police Award for Choreography, and overall FIRST PLACE


    THEMES

    BANFF ACADEMY, Banff
    "Around The World In Eight Minutes"

      Through our performance we will demonstrate that the human race can all come together. Two backpackers set off on their travels to experience life around the world. A passion to be identified and accepted within various cultures is a key focus of their journey. Their experience demonstrates acceptance of new friendships created by their drive to enjoy life.

    BUCKSBURN ACADEMY, Aberdeen
    "Never Think"

      Somethiesm we don't know what we have lost until it's gone. Our performance is about friendship and what happens when you don't think about the impact that your actions have on others. A single mistake can change your life for ever. Friendships are a special thing so remember to be careful what you do.

    ELLON ACADEMY, Ellon
    "Choices"

      Watch our family as it is faced with the issues of domestic abuse, bullying and drugs. Down one path they fall into the traps that lead to unhappiness and turmoil. The other path sees them say no to temptation. There's always a choice. Which one will you choose ?

    FRASERBURGH ACADEMY, Fraserburgh
    "All That Glisters Is Not Gold"

      The decadence of the 1920s spiralled into insatiable desire, crashing the stock Market and dividing the world. Some peole's lives glistered with gold, others with tears - are we doomed to repeat the same greedy mistakes in 2010 ?

    KEMNAY ACADEMY, Kemnay
    "Absolutely Everybody!"

      As Scotland is becoming more multicultural every day, racism is a topical issue in our society. Our performance tells the story of a young girl and her troubled experience settling into Scotland.

    MACKIE ACADEMY, Stonehaven
    "IT'S TIME TO PLAY A GAME"

      Clara is invisible ... and at night her toys play a game with her that no-ne understands. Mental illness is difficult to comprehend, especially in young people. Through this piece we suggest that mental health issues should not be kept in a box but, instead, kept in the open and treated with help and support.

    MINTLAW ACADEMY, Mintlaw
    "Tangles Web"

      In our performance we explore the postive and negative facets of the internet. On the positive side, people world-wide can shop, communicate and keep abreat of the latest news. However, people can also strike up friendships with people they don't know, which can have dangerous implications. Beware, if you are the fly entangled in this web - the consequences could be tragic !

    NORTHFIELD ACADEMY, Aberdeen
    "La La Land"

      Our theme is based on a teenage version of Alice in Wonderland. It's about an ordinary girl who takes drugs to try and fit in with the popular crowd. The Queen of Hearts takes her through the phases of weird and wonderful things to scare her, and make her understand she is perfect the way she is.

    PETERHEAD ACADEMY, Peterhead
    "2012: The Truth"

      December the 21st, 2012, and as technology takes ouer our lives, the ancients warn us that the world is going to end... or do they? Travel back with us to the Mayans and learn what they actually predicted. Follow them as they worship the Sun, the Earth and the Underworld and watch what happens when Venus dominates the sky.

    ST MACHAR ACADEMY, Aberdeen
    "Quest for a King"

      An Egyptian Queen returns from the dead, searching for a King. She discovers that power and wealth mean nothing when it comes to true love. In the past, in the present and for evermore, love must be given freely: it can never be taken by force.

    TORRY ACADEMY, Aberdeen
    "Swallowed by Greed"

      The current economic climate is taking its toll on society. Unemployment is rising and people are struggling to cope. Some people make drastic sacrifices just so they can afford to heat their homes and feed their families, others resort to a life of crime, something that is becoming increasingly common. What ca society do when there is no other option

    TURRIFF ACADEMY
    "Child Abuse"

      Child abuse is a very emotive subject and often follows on from other abuse. In our performance we first see the mum being hurt, then her child, who should be happy at home and school, is singled out and subjected to cruelty. We have portrayed a happy ending - if only it were so for all.

    WESTHILL ACADEMY
    "Out Of The Shadows"

      Shadows lurk all around. We are tempted to play in the shadows, in the darkness, but we must stay safe, stay seen...... Stay out of the shadows and play in the light.

    THE CREW

    From Northsound 1 Radio: evening show presented by Michael Gordon
      For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Daniel X and Steve Stoddart (Assistant Stage Managers), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Bam (Admin Assistant), Stuart MacGregor (Community Development / PR Manager) and Zoie Golding (UKRC Producer);
      From Tega: Tom Mumby (Lx), Ed Coupland (Fx) and Dave Bower (Rigging);
      From Visions Unlimited: Simon Bishop (mix) and Rob Morphew (camera);
      Volunteers: Alison Small, Asleigh Phillips, Christopher Cameron, Kimberley Burn, Lesley-Ann Begg, Melissa Reid, Phil Miller, John and Wendy Arrowsmith