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    THE HEART BE YOUR BEST STEVENAGE ROCK CHALLENGE (Day 2)
    2010 STEVENAGE ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY TWO
    Stevenage Leisure Centre - Wednesday, February 24th, 2009

    CAROLINE CHISHOLM SCHOOL: the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, the Druglink Award for Costume Design, and the Hertfordshire Police Award for Hair Design

    DENBIGH SCHOOL: the SoSafe Award for Performance Skill, the Big Spend Award for Staging, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Stage Crew, and overall FIRST PLACE

    DR CHALLONER'S HIGH SCHOOL (New school): the TEGA Award for Lighting Design

    HARLINGTON UPPER SCHOOL (New school): the Big Spend Award for Entertainment

    HERTSWOOD SCHOOL: the Druglink Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Heart Award for Soundtrack, the Druglink Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, and the Hertfordshire Police Award for Make-Up Design

    MARK RUTHERFORD UPPER SCHOOL: the Stevenage Joint Action Group Award for Choreography, and overall THIRD PLACE

    MICKLEM PRIMARY SCHOOL (Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® school): Awards of Excellence for Concept Interpretation, Drama Skills, Entertainment, Lighting, Performance Skill, and Lighting

    NICHOLAS BREAKSPEAR CATHOLIC SCHOOL: the Dacorum Community Safety Partnership Award for Set Design, the Visions Unlimited Award for Video Performance, the Big Spend Award for Concept Originality

    SIR HENRY FLOYD GRAMMAR SCHOOL: the Award for Press Coverage, the Hertfordshire Youth Opportunities Fund Performers' Choice Award, the Dacorum Community Safety Partnership Award for Drama Skills, the Hertfordshire Youth Opportunities Fund Award for Concept Interpretation, and overall SECOND PLACE

    THEMES

    CAROLINE CHISHOLM SCHOOL, Northampton, Northamptonshire
    "In A Perfect World"

      If we had the chance to create a perfect world, what rules would we live by? Through the Tree of Knowledge, one man learns that four aspects can lead to a happy life and bring a community together. With healthy living, respect, valuing, emotional wealth over material wealth and breaking down international barriers, a perfect world really can exist.

    DENBIGH SCHOOL, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
    "Is Home Where The Heart Is?"

      A system of care? An unhappy start in life. A heart-rending decision. Swift action required, but must be correct. No thanks if correct, but public vilification if wrong. Passed from pillar to post...Stop! Wait! The most important issue must be the future of the child.

    DR. CHALLONER'S HIGH SCHOOL, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire
    "What Goes Around Comes Around"

      A modern version of The Crucible, which tackles issues that face the youth of today. The main theme that runs through the piece is "Peer Pressure", where the threatening leader of the gang (Abigail) forces her friends to take drugs, causing the death of a close friend. The bully then faces serious consequences as a result of her actions.

    HARLINGTON SCHOOL, Harlington, Bedfordshire
    "THE FAME GAME"

      Let's face it, you can't turn on your TV without another reality show promising young hopefuls fame and celebrity. Just as common is the daily scandal of the most recent celeb to go off the rails. The route to success is paved with sweat, tears and hard work. What happens if they achieve success? Some just make the wrong choices...

    HERTSWOOD SCHOOL,
    "Nobody's Perfect"

      Self-esteem is something experienced as a part of, or background to, all of the individual's thoughts, feelings and actions. It is a concept of personality: for it to grow, we need to have self-worth, and this self-worth will be sought from embracing challenges that result in the showing of success.

    MARK RUTHERFORD UPPER SCHOOL, Bedford, Bedfordshire
    "I Could Use Somebody"

      What if you are the one being bullied? What does it feel like? Having to go to school every day and be ignored or made to feel insignificant is what a number of young people experience every day. This piece explores the types of bullying that people can experience and how it can make people feel isolated, alone and vulnerable.

    MICKLEM PRIMARY SCHOOL, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
    "The Dangers of Fire"

      A group of friends gather for a party at a disused warehouse. They're just there to have fun - until someone decides a fire would add some extra spark to the evening. What starts out as fun quickly turns serious as the fire spreads...

    NICHOLAS BREAKSPEAR SCHOOL, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
    "Breathless"

      Asthma is a disease which affects around 4.5 million people in the UK: 1.1 million children and 4.3 million adults. Although a high population of people are sufferers, the awareness of the triggers, symptoms and treatment are not always known. Living with asthma is often difficult and needs acceptance, understanding and awareness.

    SIR HENRY FLOYD GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    "The Toy Box"

      Our piece centres round the story of a young girl who falls asleep and dreams all the toys in her toy box have come to life: however each of the toys represents her own troubles and insecurities. Themes such as image obsession, anorexia, conformity, family life and being controlled are explored through the metaphor of the toy box.

    THE AYLESBURY VALE ACADEMY, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    "Hidden"

      The dance focuses on a couple and is a retrospective through their troubled relationship, from their wedding day to the present. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. The dance shows two outcomes from one problem. "Guilty." "Not Guilty."

    THE CREW

    From Heart FM: evening show presented by Gaz and Babs
      For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Daniel X and Tom Stevenson (Assistant Stage Managers), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Stuart MacGregor (Community Development / PR Manager) and Zoie Golding (UKRC Producer);
      From TEGA: Tony Jennings (Lx), Ed Coupland (Fx), Dave Bower, Thomas Wilson, Ben Spratling and Chris Redfearn (Rigging);
      From Visions Unlimited: Simon Bishop (mix) and Rob Morphew (camera);
      Volunteers: John and Wendy Arrowsmith