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    2014 NORTHERN SERIES: THEMES
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    2014 BE YOUR BEST GRANTHAM ROCK CHALLENGE® AND J ROCK™
    Grantham Meres Leisure Centre - Monday, March 17th, 2014
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    BRANSTON COMMUNITY ACADEMY
    "The Grace Within"

      Our story is centred on a beautiful young woman whose lovely nature tames the animal in man. It is a parable of individual characters understanding that true goodness cannot be judged on appearance alone, for beauty is found within.

    MAGNUS C OF E SCHOOL
    "The Roaring 20's"

      The Roaring 20's was an era full of youthful rebellion fuelled by alcohol and money to burn. Popular dance styles included The Charleston and later progressed to a faster, more physical style of dance known as Lindy Hop. Our dance is inspired by the dance, music, art and fashion from this exciting era.

    SIR JOHN GLEED SCHOOL
    "Let Him Have It"

      These words uttered by Bentley during a police shootout sealed his fate. What did he mean? Was Bentley telling Craig to shoot the approaching policeman or, as the defence contended, was Craig to hand the policeman the gun? Based on a true story, Bentley hanged for this crime. How many innocent victims have been sentenced to the gallows?

    THE PRIORY ACADEMY LSST
    "Bewitched"

      Peculiar sounds,
      Contorted positions,
      Screaming pain,
      Similar renditions.
      Not seen by the folk,
      Nor heard by the children,
      The creatures meet,
      Around their cauldron.
      All the town has no idea,
      Ridden with horror,
      Ridden with fear.
      Until the doctor,
      Has set his pitches,
      This isn't physical…
      This is witches.

    WALTON GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM
    "Waltins - Our Purpose is your Pleasure"

      Waltins, a great place where families meet, workers greet, and the show team entertains. Although things change our intention remains to provide family fun year after year. So come and join us, we are all inclusive, Our Purpose is Your Pleasure. Our piece celebrates over 40 years of holiday resorts and how year after year they keep getting better.

    WILLIAM FARR C OF E COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
    "Alex's World"

      Our youth years provide an insight to our mistakes; for Alex, it's life imprisonment for manslaughter. Years later, Alex is selected for a government rehabilitation experiment. This is Alex's journey to find himself and a second chance. Will he succumb to the harsh reality of an unforgiving society, or will he cease to be a clockwork orange?
    J Rock Schools

    EAST BRIDGFORD C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "A Night at the Oscars"

      Lights! Camera! Action! Music! It's the night of the Oscars and the place is rocking! Glamour, glitz, and hopes of glory fill the air as everyone gets ready for the movie night of the year!

    HUNTINGTOWER COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Finding your inner happiness"

      In a world where everyone is always looking to be bigger, better, stronger than the person besides them, we need to look within ourselves to find our own happiness. Life can throw obstacles to slow us down, we need to REACH to ensure we achieve our dreams.

    ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Colours"

      The theme for our Rock Challenge is based on different colours. We have explored how these colours can be used to portray different feelings and emotions. Based on this we were then able to select our music. So sit back and watch as St Mary's gives you an explosion of colour, music and dance !

    THE MEADOWS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "The Great British Weather"

      Our dance has been inspired by the unpredictable British weather! Come rain or shine, at The Meadows Primary School we are always smiling and have learned to dance in the rain. We hope you enjoy our mix of songs reflecting the mood of 'The Great British Weather!'
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    2014 DOWNTOWN RADIO BE YOUR BEST BELFAST ROCK CHALLENGE®
    The Waterfront Hall - Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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    ASHFIELD GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
    "Make a Splash!"

      Look at your true reflection in the clear blue sea rather than a muddy puddle which will reflect an untrue ‘me’. Make a splash in the ocean and set yourself free. Untangle the envious seaweed and embrace the life you lead.

    BELFAST MODEL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
    "No such thing as Normal"

      Do you consider yourself weird? An outsider? Are you afraid to be yourself… in case you appear different? Are you afraid, or mistrusting of people who are different from you? Well guess what? Everyone's a freak. No two people are the same. We are all unique. Follow Nikita, as she learns to appreciate the differences in others...and in herself.

    BELFAST ROYAL ACADEMY
    "Self"

      Self-image, self-respect, self-esteem, self-wellbeing; what is more important? Our performance takes us through five issues we believe the youth of today are forced to deal with on a daily basis: stress, body-image, peer pressure, self-hate and sexuality. We want to promote awareness and understanding, and hope that we can encourage you to love yourself, no matter what ‘self’ that is.

    HAZELWOOD INTEGRATED COLLEGE
    "Through Dangers Untold......"

      Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, Sarah must fight her way to the castle beyond the Goblin City to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King and his band of mischievous goblins. Was this not her desire? Sarah has thirteen hours to unravel the twisted maze of deception and ultimately learn who truly holds the power over us all.

    LITTLE FLOWER GIRLS' SCHOOL
    "Climate change"

      Through an eclectic mix of dance, our girls will take the audience on a journey through the different aspects of climate change. This journey will highlight the negative impacts of climate change. Our journey will end with our climate army fighting back to help change our world for the better.
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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE BE YOUR BEST GRIMSBY ROCK CHALLENGE® AND J ROCK™
    Grimsby Auditorium - Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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    FRANKLIN COLLEGE
    "Forgotten Voices"

      This performance explores the courage, loyalty and commitment of soldiers of World War I. Using Sebastian Faulks' Bird Song as a starting point, dancers have worked with dedication to produce a piece which we hope will provoke emotion and respect for those who were affected by the outbreak.

    HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC ACADEMY
    "Creepy Crawly Lessons"

      Walking through the park Emily becomes upset with her boyfriend's selfish, womanising ways. Distraught, she is surprised when a cricket leads her into the insect world of free-loving butterflies, hierarchical ants and possessive dung beetles. Through the life of the insects she begins to see more clearly her boyfriend's flaws and wonders if she would be better off without him?

    JOHN WHITGIFT ACADEMY
    "Midsummer Madness"

      Our Rock Challenge piece "Midsummer Madness" is based upon the story and ideas within "A Midsummers Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. When a girl from the real world is transported into the book all her troubles are left behind as the fantasy world takes over allowing her to get lost in the madness.

    THE ST LAWRENCE ACADEMY
    "A trip around the World"

      In today's society it is so easy to see the world through media. Two girls embark upon a journey exploring some of the wonders and cultures from around the world. On their journey they discover the world should be as one, placing a positive value on Equality and Diversity around the world.
    J Rock™ Schools

    COOMB BRIGGS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Insight"

      Comforted by the sound and movement of her musical box doll, a child enters a bizarre world where the doll is exchanged for money and wealth, but the heroic dragons betray her and she loses money as well as her precious doll. Help comes from an unlikely source, and she is reunited with her doll and the nightmare is ended.

    KIRMINGTON ST HELENA'S CHUCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Light overcomes Darknesst"

      Jesus said "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." The dancers represent forces of temptation (darkness), and the light within us, when life was created. Light shines through and conquers all when we are lit by Jesus entering our hearts.

    WOODLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "It's a small world"

      When a child doesn't understand why people look and act differently, she is taken on a trip to learn about different cultures. While travelling, she makes new friends and begins to understand that we are not so different after all.
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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE BE YOUR BEST BRIDLINGTON ROCK CHALLENGE®
    Bridlington Spa - Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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    COTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
    "A Fish out of Water"

      "A Fish out of Water" takes you into the ocean to explore life and a hidden world under the sea. Deep in the blue waters, societal diversity, belonging and exclusion are issues for those living in an ever-changing world of merging cultures. Meet a range of sea life characters personified to represent 'stereotypes' identifiable in our everyday life.

    HEADLANDS SCHOOL
    "Weeping Willow"

      When the Mandarin discovers his daughter's love for a poor servant boy, she is banished to the house. Once the blossom falls from the willow tree, she must marry a noble warrior as her father promised. Her nightmare reveals the misery of life in a loveless marriage. Frightened, she flees with her lover. Revenge for this betrayal seals their fate.

    HESSLE HIGH SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
    "Cuento De hadas De Ofelia"

      Ofelia's fairy tale is our own rendition of the Spanish film Pan's Labyrinth. The film is a dark fable staged during the Spanish Civil War. We have taken on some of the characters, magical creatures from the film, and aim to take you on a journey through the imagination. But the question is; which journey will Ofelia decide to take?

    HOWDEN SCHOOL AND TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
    "Narcissus"

      Narcissus, handsome but vain, frequents a nightclub owned by womaniser Zeus and his jealous wife Hera. Admired by all who sees him, he cruelly rejects poor Echo's advances. Aphrodite, on seeing his heartlessness, punishes Narcissus, resulting in him falling in love with his reflection. Sit back and reflect as Team Howden brings a classic Greek myth into the 21st Century.

    LONGCROFT SCHOOL
    "The Reconstruction of Hope"

      In the not so distant future a boy deals with the grief of his father's death. Unwilling to accept support from his closest friend, the boy's agony grows as he builds a replacement Father. The metal construction causes the boy to spiral out of control and threatens to hurt everyone he loves. Can you reconstruct what was once lost?

    ST ANNE'S SPECIAL SCHOOL
    "A walk through the West End."

      St. Annes' are proud to be part of the Artsmark network and this year we are hoping to secure Artsmark status. What better way to demonstrate that creative learning is embedded in our curriculum than a visit to different London Theatres? So hop on board our big Red Bus and join us for A Walk through the West End.

    WOLFRETON SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
    "Marian"

      Separated from her childhood sweetheart by Richard the Lionheart's holy war and then held captive by the treacherous King John, Marian never stopped thinking of Robin. Delighted upon his return, she joins his crusade to protect the poor and restore the rightful King of England to the throne. Through trouble and strife, can true love conquer all?
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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE BE YOUR BEST BRIDLINGTON J ROCK CHALLENGE®
    Bridlington Spa - Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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    HALLGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Picture Perfect"

      Follow the story of family life through pictures with Hallgate Primary School. We tell the story of image from black and white to colour to digital to celebrate the 80th birthday of Fuji Film this year. But the key to the story is the importance of special events that are shared with our family and our friends.

    MARFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Technology Takeover"

      We live in a world controlled by the internet. Technology has exceeded humanity, a nonvisible object ruling our being. Machines are in control and structure our daily routine. What will we do if a virus strikes? Sucking the life out of us…man dictated by evil…driving us into a mad world.

    MAYBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Fight for freedom"

      At Maybury we are delighted to come from Hull, the City of Culture 2017. As part of J Rock, we've investigated our rich cultural heritage and are proud of being pioneers in the abolition of slavery, led by Hull's most famous son, William Wilberforce. Hull's Freedom Festival plays tribute to his epic achievement, which is where our performance begins tonight.

    PAULL PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "It's a Kind of Magic"

      It is thought that magic dates all the way back to the 18th Century where it is believed to have first been practiced in India. Magic is the oil that makes the wheels of fantasy run smoothly. It is a form of art in the hands of those who possess the gift. Magic makes the ordinary extraordinary…

    PRESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Where the wild things are."

      One night Martha put on her wolf suit and made mischief. Her mother called her "Wild thing" sending her to bed. That night a forest grew in Martha's room and "Wild things" appeared. Martha tamed them and crowned herself queen. The rumpus began! Eventually Martha sent the monsters to bed. Lonely, she realised she loved her mum most of all.

    SPRINGHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Chaos in Nurseryland"

      We all know our Nursery Rhymes; Jack and Jill fell down the hill, Bo Peep lost her sheep and poor Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard was bare. Maybe all is not as it seems. Maybe a cheeky character from a neighbouring town created the chaos in what was once a calm, happy and safe place to live.

    WOLD ACADEMY
    "Broadening Horizons"

      Sometimes we get stuck in a rut, going nowhere fast and with no ambition. This has happened to the children. Then an unexpected visitor arrives and shows them new worlds and new possibilities. If they just broaden their horizons they can be the best!
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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE BE YOUR BEST BRIDLINGTON J ROCK CHALLENGE®
    Bridlington Spa - Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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    HALLGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Picture Perfect"

      Follow the story of family life through pictures with Hallgate Primary School. We tell the story of image from black and white to colour to digital to celebrate the 80th birthday of Fuji Film this year. But the key to the story is the importance of special events that are shared with our family and our friends.

    BURSTWICK COMMUNITY PRIMARY
    "FREEDOM"

      Under every covering of hair, fur or feathers there beats a heart that desires freedom. Imagine the freedom of the African plains; animals free to roam until ruthless hunters kill and capture them. This is how after years of captivity, being forced to entertain, they are eventually released. Reunited. Freedom once again. To die as they were born - free.

    QUAY ACADEMY
    "Live While We're Young!"

      Abraham Lincoln said: “Live a good life. In the end it's not the years in a life, but the life in the years.” Come on our journey through a calendar year; join us in living each moment to its full; appreciate with us how wonderful, fun and enjoyable life should be. Come on everyone...let’s live while we’re young!

    HILDERTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Defying Darkness"

      Skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony. Travel to a land far, far away in this reimagining of a classic tale. A story of love, truth and fate. The essence of good. The essence of evil. Who will conquer in the battle of good versus evil?

    LECONFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Friend or Foe?"

      Over 70% of our planet is water, only a fraction of which has been explored. Have you ever wondered what really goes on down there? Join us on our journey into the beautiful deep ocean, meeting the friends of the sea living in aquatic harmony. However, will the arrival of unwanted visitors threaten to disrupt this peaceful world?

    WITHERNSEA PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Dare to dream"

      Ben thought back to what his teacher said: "If you really want it enough, you CAN live your dream!" Suddenly, the television whispers and beckons me, "Come on! Don't be shy! Step in". Before Ben knew it, he was whisked off through the screen into a totally different world; a world where you can DARE TO DREAM.

    ALL SAINTS' CE VC JUNIOR SCHOOL
    "One Hull of a Story"

      Long ago, a small monastery alongside a little-known river was granted fishing rights by the King. This small place grew into a thriving town with fascinating people and a unique history. With well-known historical figures, iconic phone boxes, The Deep and Larkin Toads, journey with us to Kingston upon Hull, the City of Culture.

    INMANS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "All the fun of the fair"

      When the fair lights up, the rides come alive. Anticipation fills the air. Hull Fair has come to town once again, bringing joy to all. Children, parents, grandparents fill the streets, eagerly soaking up the atmosphere. The thrill of the waltzers, the elegant carousel, the spine tingling chill of the ghost-train. Let the magic of the fair sweep you away.
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    2014 PULSE OF WEST YORKSHIRE BE YOUR BEST BRADFORD ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY ONE
    St George's Hall - Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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    BARNSLEY ACADEMY
    "The Great War"

      Their world is torn apart by the declaration of war. It is one hundred years since Britain became involved in The Great War and we would like to take you on a journey of the stories of a small village much like any other. Who loved and lost. This is how we remember.

    COCKBURN SCHOOL
    "All Washed Up"

      School’s out for summer and the cases are packed. Join our family holiday to the great British seaside. Never mind the rain - there are sandcastles to build, ice creams to eat and waves to surf! Oh we do like to be beside the seaside… But is it safe to go in the water? Beware of a total wipe out.

    MEXBOROUGH SCHOOL SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE
    "A Brothers Betrayal - an eye for an eye"

      Egypt, ruled by divine power and deity, Osiris and Isis were King and Queen over Earth. Seth’s jealousy of his brother’s power leads to the murder of Osiris and his transcendence into the underworld. Chaos and evil ruled the land until Horus, son of Osiris and Isis, avenged his father’s death to become almighty ruler over land and sky.

    NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE
    "Consequence"

      For every action there is a consequence, whether it's good or bad. Here we look at gang culture. Who is affected most by the actions of gangs? Is it the members? Their friends? Their family? Or does everyone suffer as a consequence of Gang culture?

    RICHMOND SCHOOL
    "Self-Destruction"

      This piece explores the battle between strength and weakness through Witchcraft. The bad witches use their magical powers to cast spells to weaken the good witch’s conscious minds. As the piece unfolds, the children become the conscious mind and the addiction. The witches become enemies trying to fix their bad habit, highlighting self-destruction through suffering and neglect.

    SOUTHFIELD SCHOOL
    "The Quest"

      Join Merlin for a quest a quest for what? A quest for a quest. The king and his knights will travel 500 miles on, an adventure filled with danger, be prepared to run away but don’t worry I’m not dead yet. Join us for lots of fun filled frolics. Remember what happens in Camelot stays in Camelot.

    SOWERBY BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
    "Who's Bad!"

      Who’s bad?
      Was it a mistake or was it meant?
      Honestly, it’s almost irrelevant.
      You’ve exchanged freedom for crime. Locked behind bars with nothing but time.
      Settle? Struggle? Survive?
      Who’s bad!
      Finding your feet and your fists.
      Dealing with gangs and the what ifs.
      Regular. Routine. Reality.
      You do what you can, be somebody… Who’s bad!

    THORNTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
    "Outside the Box"

      Are you trapped, running on the treadmill of life? Are you preconditioned to be academic? Creativity stirs inside us all, but we don't have the opportunity to explore it. Advancement in academia relies on balance between creativity and knowledge so that new ideas can be developed. How many of us have the freedom or ability to think outside the box?
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    2014 PULSE OF WEST YORKSHIRE BE YOUR BEST BRADFORD ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY TWO
    St George's Hall - Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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    APPLETON ACADEMY
    "Kingdom of Africa"

      Set in tribal Africa the pupils of Appleton Academy will reflect themes of friendship, love and good conquering evil. The kingdom will come to life as the new king battles with what he believes is right and ultimately fights for those without a voice. Our production will envelop your imagination as you witness a journey of self-discovery!

    BUTTERSHAW BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE
    "Wonderland"

      Let us open the book and be transported into a world of fantasy and imagination. Our interpretation of 'Wonderland' sees an updated twist of events leaving Alice enchanted and exhilarated by her adventure.

    CAMPSMOUNT; A CO-OPERATIVE ACADEMY
    "Panic! with Persephone"

      Hades was content being God of the underworld until he learned that brother Zeus had a beautiful daughter called Persephone who resided on Earth. Hades said to Zeus ‘She will be my wife for all eternity or Earth will be destroyed’. Panic sets in. Demeter the harvest goddess, Persephone’s mother, is devastated and tries to help. What will Persephone decide?

    SHELLEY COLLEGE
    "See no, hear no, speak no"

      The greatest challenge is often life itself. The things that we see, the sounds that we hear and the words that we speak can alter and change our lives in ways out of our control. Will the five brave individuals, succumb to the temptations of life?

    THE BOLSOVER SCHOOL
    "Good Times, Bad Times"

      'Good Times. Bad Times' is based on how we feel about the highs and lows of life: no matter how hard things get, how alone we may feel, there will always be family and friends around to pull us through. Life is a gift - we should celebrate it and face every day, no matter how difficult, with a positive attitude.

    THE RODILLIAN ACADEMY
    "Pursuit of the Unknown"

      Ofelia travels with her mother to meet her stepfather, a merciless Captain. Upon her arrival she meets a faun that tells her she is a princess, and promises her that she will be reunited with her father if she completes three tasks. During this journey she is forced to deal with the reality of mortality and the meaning of self-sacrifice.

    TONG HIGH SCHOOL
    "Tête de la Course"

      A Journey from past to present
      A race that's no mean feat
      From decisions that make you a winner
      To the pressures that make you a cheat
      So ask yourself this question, who is really ahead of the race?
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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE BE YOUR BEST HULL ROCK CHALLENGE®
    Hull Ice Arena - Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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    ANDREW MARVELL COLLEGE
    "Life and Legacy!"

      Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry for studies in radiation. During WW1 she organised portable X-ray machines for the front line. Her legacy lives on through 'Marie Curie Cancer Care'. "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less!"

    ARCHBISHOP SENTAMU ACADEMY
    "Fallen Leaves"

      A family tree is catapulted into turmoil following the tragic loss of Father. Failing to cope, Mother spirals out of control damaging her daughter and herself. But from underneath the rubble sings a rebel song - the rejection of her daughter cannot last as personal journeys ensue. Finding their way back to each other; fallen leaves always return to their roots.

    MARFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Technology Takeover"

      We live in a world controlled by the internet. Technology has exceeded humanity, a nonvisible object ruling our being. Machines are in control and structure our daily routine. What will we do if a virus strikes? Sucking the life out of us…man dictated by evil…driving us into a mad world.

    THE BOULEVARD ACADEMY
    "New Beginnings"

      This year we started our very own new beginning with the opening of the Boulevard Academy. We have become a very cohesive team and discovered that we are stronger together! Our performance tells the story of Hull showing what divided and brought the city together. The difficulties faced highlight that people are stronger when they are united and work together.

    WILBERFORCE 6TH FORM COLLEGE
    "Take flight, aim high!"

      People of Hull past and present are inspirational. Amy Johnson was one of the most important pioneers in Hull's proud history. Johnson was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia at the young age of 26 in 1928. Despite her tragic death in 1941 she still remains a significant character that put Hull on the map.

    WINIFRED HOLTBY ACADEMY
    "Lord of the Flies"

      Stranded on a deserted island, a group of schoolboys search for order. Ralph, the symbol of civilisation and productive leadership, is elected leader but will the strong-willed, power-hungry Jack, the symbol of savagery and violence, overthrow? As the battle intensifies and the boys descend into savagery, who will survive? Will they make it off the island? Who will save them?
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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE BE YOUR BEST HULL J ROCK™
    Hull Ice Arena - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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    EASTFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "The Magic Faraway Tree"

      When Joe, Frannie and Beth discover the Magic Faraway Tree deep in the Enchanted Wood, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures. Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land the Faraway Tree will take them to next.

    LONGHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Celebration of all things Hull"

      Longhill Primary School will take you back in a time machine to show you how Hull has changed and developed throughout the eras. Starting from the devastation of World War Two within the city and how it has rebuilt itself. Plus celebrating the talents and skills leading up to the current day success - City of Culture 2017.

    FRANCIS ASKEW PRIMARY SCHOOL
    " The Heart of J-Rock"

      In a land far away,
      A tribe of J-Rockers live and play.
      Cannot be found on map or chart,
      The home of the famed Golden Heart.
      A stone creating endless talents,
      Stolen by a band of terrible pirates.
      Helmed by one-eyed Captain Muck,
      The J-Rockers will need more than luck.
      Can they win and ‘Be Their Best’,
      Victorious and limitless?

    HIGHLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "If pictures could speak..."

      "Urghhh not another BORRRRING trip and to the Art Gallery?" Amy isn’t looking forward to the school visit but little does she know it will be the most amazing visit of all time, a visit that will inspire and motivate her to delve into her creative side, a visit that will show her true colours and unlock her full potential.

    SPRING COTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Changes"

      Like the seasons, our lives change, with each part just as amazing as the last. Imagine it being forever winter. Without changes we'd get bored. Our piece tells the story of a caterpillar and a tadpole who, after falling in love, go through a series of changes. They become unrecognisable to one another yet each beautiful in their own right.

    OLDFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "The Beauty of Friendship"

      Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the ocean. She believes that her silver scales bring happiness. She doesn’t play with the other fishes. She doesn’t think that she needs to. She believes that they will like her because she is beautiful. The arrival of a new fish helps her to discover true beauty – the beauty of friendship.

    CLEEVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Sacrifice"

      Katie loves her dad, but is desperate to break free from her life as his carer. She dreams about being a normal 10 year old girl, playing and dancing with her friends, but her reality is caring for her dad and constantly carrying out household chores. Who will she choose? Her dad or her friends in her 'whole new world'?

    BIGGIN HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "You should know better"

      When we think of bullying it is normally within peer groups. Adults bullying children seems to be the easiest form of bullying to ignore, leaving children vulnerable around adults playing by a different set of rules. Tonight let’s take a look at how we can overcome adult bullies, from the pushy parent to the overzealous authoritarian.
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    2014 BE YOUR BEST YORK ROCK CHALLENGE® (new for 2014)
    York Barbican - Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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    BOROUGHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
    "Broadway"

      This is the story of a girl on a wonderful, magical, exciting, thrilling, fabulous and spectacular trip through Broadway. Visiting famous musicals, with songs, dances and music that we all know and love!

    BURTON GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "SIX - ZERO X"

      "I grew up in the sixties watching B.B. King and Tito Puente and Miles Davis and Coltrane, everybody, Marvin Gaye, Jimi. And at the same time, with my left eye I was watching Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa" - Carlos Santana

    EAST BRIDGFORD C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "A Night at the Oscars"

      Lights! Camera! Action! Music! It's the night of the Oscars and the place is rocking! Glamour, glitz, and hopes of glory fill the air as everyone gets ready for the movie night of the year!

    GRAHAM SCHOOL
    "The Price of Fame"

      Many young people wish they were famous, but at what cost? Our performance explores the highs and lows of becoming a childhood star, the pressures of the paparazzi and the temptations which surround fame. Overall we want the audience to see how it is possible to get through difficult times and come out a stronger person.

    WELBURN HALL SPECIAL SCHOOL
    "Rising to the challenge and moving to the beat!"

      The football World Cup comes to Brazil! We have overcome our difficulties by working together, learning new skills and inspiring each other to be the best that we can be. Join us as we take you on a journey through a carnival and football match as the fans and teams unite the world through sport.

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    2014 HUMBERSIDE POLICE ROCK CHALLENGE® YOUTH DIVISION PRESENTED BY VIVERGO FUELS
    Kingston upon Hull City Hall - Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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    AINTHORPE YOUTH CENTRE
    "Never Forgotten"

      This year our nation remembers those who took part in the First World War. We have thought about what happened in the last century and the many different wars that have taken place and are still going on. Our dance piece is our expression of the feelings we feel people may have experienced throughout a century of war and peace.

    BRIDGES HULL
    "Heroes"

      We explore the theme of "Heroes" by moving from fantasy superheroes through to a well-known historical hero and then heroes we may meet in our everyday lives. Finally we reflect on the fact that, regardless of where we live or come from, anyone of us can be a hero. Our dance styles include middle Eastern, 1980s pop and contemporary shadow.

    CORNERHOUSE
    "I thought I was special"

      The following performance highlights some of the themes surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation. Our piece will focus on the rising theme of peer-on-peer grooming, and some of the many circumstances that young people find themselves in; such as parties, drug and alcohol abuse and pregnancy.

    FREEDOM ROAD CREATIVE ARTS
    " Do we make choices, or do choices make us?"

      At times the world can be filled with difficulties. There are many crossroads where decisions must be made, and a single choice can shape or affect the outcome of a situation. This may not always define our lives but can have an immediate impact or consequence. What will Gary do?

    HULL YOUNG LASSES
    "Girl Power"

      The dance theme will be based upon the Suffragettes and how young women now perceive themselves in today’s society. Young women will be expressing some of the struggles they still face today and how they can overcome some of these issues, with the support of friendship and the power of music.

    SOLIDARITY YOUTH
    "Solidarity Youth"

      This Solidarity Youth, that comes together and work together. We all started only Congolese in group but we have worked so hard to get everyone involved no matter what colour as long we all work together everyone is happy.

    THE HUT- YOUTH DYNAMIX
    "Events Throughout the Seasons"

      Our performance this year looks at different events throughout the year. We have taken into account the seasons, religions and things that are important to us as young people. Some of the events we will cover are: breaking up from school for summer holidays, Halloween, New Year and Diwali.

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    2014 BE YOUR BEST J ROCK™ NORTHERN FINAL
    Grimsby Auditorium - Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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    ALL SAINTS' CE VC JUNIOR SCHOOL
    "One Hull of a Story"

      Long ago, a small monastery alongside a little-known river was granted fishing rights by the King. This small place grew into a thriving town with fascinating people and a unique history. With well-known historical figures, iconic phone boxes, The Deep and Larkin Toads, journey with us to Kingston upon Hull, the City of Culture.

    COOMB BRIGGS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Insight"

      Comforted by the sound and movement of her musical box doll, a child enters a bizarre world where the doll is exchanged for money and wealth, but the heroic dragons betray her and she loses money as well as her precious doll. Help comes from an unlikely source, and she is reunited with her doll and the nightmare is ended.

    HALLGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Picture Perfect"

      Follow the story of family life through pictures with Hallgate Primary School. We tell the story of image from black and white to colour to digital to celebrate the 80th birthday of Fuji Film this year. But the key to the story is the importance of special events that are shared with our family and our friends.

    HIGHLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "If pictures could speak..."

      “Urghhh not another BORRRRING trip and to the Art Gallery?” Amy isn’t looking forward to the school visit but little does she know it will be the most amazing visit of all time, a visit that will inspire and motivate her to delve into her creative side, a visit that will show her true colours and unlock her full potential.

    HUNTINGTOWER COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Finding your inner happiness"

      In a world where everyone is always looking to be bigger, better, stronger than the person besides them, we need to look within ourselves to find our own happiness. Life can throw obstacles to slow us down, we need to REACH to ensure we achieve our dreams.

    INMANS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "All the fun of the fair"

      When the fair lights up, the rides come alive. Anticipation fills the air. Hull Fair has come to town once again, bringing joy to all. Children, parents, grandparents fill the streets, eagerly soaking up the atmosphere. The thrill of the waltzers, the elegant carousel, the spine tingling chill of the ghost-train. Let the magic of the fair sweep you away.

    OLDFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "The Beauty of Friendship"

      Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the ocean. She believes that her silver scales bring happiness. She doesn’t play with the other fishes. She doesn’t think that she needs to. She believes that they will like her because she is beautiful. The arrival of a new fish helps her to discover true beauty – the beauty of friendship.

    QUAY ACADEMY
    "Live While We're Young!"

      Abraham Lincoln said: “Live a good life. In the end it's not the years in a life, but the life in the years.” Come on our journey through a calendar year; join us in living each moment to its full; appreciate with us how wonderful, fun and enjoyable life should be. Come on everyone...let’s live while we’re young!

    SPRING COTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Changes"

      Like the seasons, our lives change, with each part just as amazing as the last. Imagine it being forever winter. Without changes we'd get bored. Our piece tells the story of a caterpillar and a tadpole who, after falling in love, go through a series of changes. They become unrecognisable to one another yet each beautiful in their own right.

    SPRINGHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "Chaos in Nurseryland"

      We all know our Nursery Rhymes; Jack and Jill fell down the hill, Bo Peep lost her sheep and poor Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard was bare. Maybe all is not as it seems. Maybe a cheeky character from a neighbouring town created the chaos in what was once a calm, happy and safe place to live.

    VICTORIA JUNIOR SCHOOL
    "Narnia"

      Lucy discovers Narnia through the wardrobe. Edmund sneakily follows, meeting the evil Snow Queen who tempts him to surrender his family in exchange for Turkish Delight. He arrives alone, angering the Queen. Aslan defeats her. Spring returns. Edmund regrets his actions and seeks forgiveness.

    WOODLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
    "It's a small world"

      When a child doesn't understand why people look and act differently, she is taken on a trip to learn about different cultures. While travelling, she makes new friends and begins to understand that we are not so different after all.

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    2014 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE® NORTHERN OPEN FINAL
    Grimsby Auditorium - Friday, June 6th, 2014

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    ANDREW MARVELL COLLEGE
    "Life & Legacy!"

      Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry for studies in radiation. During WW1 she organised portable X-ray machines for the front line. Her legacy lives on through 'Marie Curie Cancer Care'. "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less!

    BELFAST MODEL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
    "No such thing as Normal"

      Do you consider yourself weird? An outsider? Are you afraid to be yourself... in case you appear different? Are you afraid, or mistrusting of people who are different from you? Well guess what? Everyone's a freak. No two people are the same. We are all unique. Follow Nikita, as she learns to appreciate the differences in others...and in herself.

    COTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
    "A Fish out of Water"

      'A Fish out of Water' takes you into the ocean to explore life and a hidden world under the sea. Deep in the blue waters, societal diversity,belonging and exclusion are issues for those living in an ever-changing world of merging cultures. Meet a range of sea life characters personified to represent 'stereotypes' identifiable in our everyday life.

    FRANKLIN COLLEGE
    "Forgotten Voices"

      This performance explores the courage, loyalty and commitment of soldiers of World War I. Using Sebastian Faulks' Bird Song as a starting point, dancers have worked with dedication to produce a piece which we hope will provoke emotion and respect for those who were affected by the outbreak.

    GRAHAM SCHOOL
    "The Price of Fame"

      Many young people wish they were famous, but at what cost? Our performance explores the highs and lows of becoming a childhood star, the pressures of the paparazzi and the temptations which surround fame. Overall we want the audience to see how it is possible to get through difficult times and come out a stronger person.

    HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC ACADEMY
    "Creepy Crawly Lessons"

      Walking through the park Emily becomes upset with her boyfriend's selfish, womanising ways. Distraught, she is surprised when a cricket leads her into the insect world of free-loving butterflies, hierarchical ants and possessive dung-beetles. Through the life of the insects she begins to see more clearly her boyfriend's flaws and wonders if she would be better off without him?

    MEXBOROUGH SCHOOL SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE
    "A Brother's Betrayal - an eye for an eye"

      Egypt, ruled by divine power and deity, Osiris and Isis were King and Queen over Earth. Seth’s jealousy of his brother’s power leads to the murder of Osiris and his transcendence into the underworld. Chaos and evil ruled the land until Horus, son of Osiris and Isis, avenged his father’s death to become almighty ruler over land and sky.

    THE PRIORY ACADEMY LSST
    "Bewitched"

      Peculiar sounds,
      Contorted positions,
      Screaming pain,
      Similar renditions.
      Not seen by the folk,
      Nor heard by the children,
      The creatures meet,
      Around their cauldron.
      All the town has no idea,
      Ridden with horror,
      Ridden with fear.
      Until the doctor,
      Has set his pitches,
      This isn’t physical...
      This is witches.

    SIR JOHN GLEED SCHOOL
    "Let Him Have It”

      These words uttered by Bentley during a police shootout sealed his fate. What did he mean? Was Bentley telling Craig to shoot the approaching policeman or, as the defence contended, was Craig to hand the policeman the gun? Based on a true story, Bentley hanged for this crime. How many innocent victims have been sentenced to the gallows?

    SOUTHFIELD SCHOOL
    "The Quest"

      Join Merlin for a quest a quest for what? A quest for a quest. The king and his knights will travel 500 miles on, an adventure filled with danger, be prepared to run away but don’t worry I’m not dead yet. Join us for lots of fun filled frolics. Remember what happens in Camelot stays in Camelot.

    TONG HIGH SCHOOL
    "Tête de la Course"

      A Journey from past to present
      A race that's no mean feat
      From decisions that make you a winner
      To the pressures that make you a cheat
      So ask yourself this question, who is really ahead of the race?

    THE WHITEHAVEN ACADEMY
    "Prepare for Glory"

      Brave greets all.
      Brothers, Fathers, Sons. We March.
      For honour’s sake, for duty sake, for glory sake. We march.
      No Retreat. No Surrender.
      By Spartan law we will stand and fight.
      Taught never to retreat, never to surrender.
      We do what we were trained to do. We do what we were bred to do.
      What we were born to do

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    2014 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE® NORTHERN PREMIER FINAL
    Grimsby Auditorium - Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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    ARCHIE (Archbishop Thurstan Academy)
    "Fallen Leaves"

      A family tree is catapulted into turmoil following the tragic loss of Father. Failing to cope, Mother spirals out of control damaging her daughter and herself. But from underneath the rubble sings a rebel song - the rejection of her daughter cannot last as personal journeys ensue. Finding their way back to each other; fallen leaves always return to their roots.

    ASHFIELD GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
    "Make a Splash!"

      Look at your true reflection in the clear blue sea rather than a muddy puddle which will reflect an untrue ‘me'. Make a splash in the ocean and set yourself free. Untangle the envious seaweed and embrace the life you lead.

    BUTTERSHAW BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE
    "Wonderland"

      Let us open the book and be transported into a world of fantasy and imagination. Our interpretation of 'Wonderland' sees an updated twist of events leaving Alice enchanted and exhilarated by her adventure.

    COCKBURN SCHOOL
    "All Washed Up"

      School's out for summer and the cases are packed. Join our family holiday to the great British seaside. Never mind the rain - there are sandcastles to build, ice creams to eat and waves to surf! Oh we do like to be beside the seaside… But is it safe to go in the water? Beware of a total wipe out.

    HAZELWOOD INTEGRATED COLLEGE
    "Through Dangers Untold......"

      Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, Sarah must fight her way to the castle beyond the Goblin City to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King and his band of mischievous goblins. Was this not her desire? Sarah has thirteen hours to unravel the twisted maze of deception and ultimately learn who truly holds the power over us all.

    HEADLANDS SCHOOL
    "Weeping Willow"

      When the Mandarin discovers his daughter's love for a poor servant boy, she is banished to the house. Once the blossom falls from the willow tree, she must marry a noble warrior as her father promised. Her nightmare reveals the misery of life in a loveless marriage. Frightened, she flees with her lover. Revenge for this betrayal seals their fate.

    LONGCROFT SCHOOL
    "The Reconstruction of Hope"

      In the not so distant future a boy deals with the grief of his father's death. Unwilling to accept support from his closest friend, the boy's agony grows as he builds a replacement Father. The metal construction causes the boy to spiral out of control and threatens to hurt everyone he loves. Can you reconstruct what was once lost?

    PETERHEAD ACADEMY
    "TAKEN"

      Welcome to Hamelin, a seemingly perfect town. However, when it's suddenly infested with rats, a strange character comes to their rescue. The Mayor refuses to pay and the people are left devastated as the stranger captures the children and leads them to the murky mountain. The tale of The Pied Piper: will they forever regret going back on their word?

    THE RODILLIAN ACADEMY
    "Pursuit of the Unknown"

      Ofelia travels with her mother to meet her stepfather, a merciless Captain. Upon her arrival she meets a faun that tells her she is a princess, and promises her that she will be reunited with her father if she completes three tasks. During this journey she is forced to deal with the reality of mortality and the meaning of self-sacrifice.

    THORNTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
    "Outside the Box"

      Are you trapped, running on the treadmill of life? Are you preconditioned to be academic? Creativity stirs inside us all, but we don't have the opportunity to explore it. Advancement in academia relies on balance between creativity and knowledge so that new ideas can be developed. How many of us have the freedom or ability to think outside the box?

    WEST LAKES ACADEMY
    "The Firework Maker's Daughter"

      A thousand miles ago, in a land far away, Lila dreams of becoming a Firework Maker. Against her father's wishes she sets off on a treacherous journey to Mount Merapi. There, she meets Razvani and her army of fire. Along with Chulak and Hamlet she faces the scariest obstacle of all; her own fear. Will she return a Firework Maker?