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    THE HEART BE YOUR BEST STEVENAGE ROCK CHALLENGE (Day 3)
    2010 STEVENAGE ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY THREE (FULL)
    Stevenage Leisure Centre - Thursday, February 25th, 2010

    BARNWELL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE SCHOOL: the Druglink Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Award for Student Leadership, the Award for Press Coverage, the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, the Dacorum Community Safety Partnership Award for Set Design, and the Hertfordshire Police Award for Hair Design

    BULLERS WOOD SCHOOL (Premier Showcase): awards to follow

    KINGS LANGLEY SCHOOL: the Award for School Community Support , the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, the Award for Positive Inclusion, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Stage Crew, the Hertfordshire Youth Opportunities Fund Performers' Choice Award, the Stevenage Joint Action Group Award for Choreography, and overall FIRST PLACE

    LAURANCE HAINES SCHOOL (Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® school): awards to follow

    MONK'S WALK SCHOOL: the SoSafe Award for Performance Skill, the Visions Unlimited Award for Video Performance, the Druglink Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, and overall THIRD PLACE

    OXFORD SCHOOL: the Hertfordshire Police Award for Make-Up Design

    RICKMANSWORTH SCHOOL: the Druglink Award for Costume Design, the Research Forum Award for Staging, the Heart Award for Soundtrack, and overall SECOND PLACE

    SIR FREDERIC OSBORN SCHOOL: the Dacorum Community Safety Partnership Award for Drama Skills

    TUDOR PRIMARY SCHOOL (Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® school): awards to follow

    ST PAUL'S VA C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL (Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® school): awards to follow

    WAINGELS COLLEGE (New school): the Hertfordshire Youth Opportunities Fund Award for Concept Interpretation

    THE WYE VALLEY SCHOOL: the Youth ResearchBig Spend Award for Concept Originality, the Big Spend Youth Connexions Hertfordshire Award for Entertainment, and the TEGA Award for Lighting Design

    THEMES

    BARNWELL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE,
    "The Snowball Effect"

      After a freezing night, the radio reports that schools will be closed for a "snow day". The community unites on the snow-covered streets until a minor accident occurs. Whilst recovering from shock, Luke undergoes a weird weather experience. Has Luke just gone environmental or is this nature's way of telling us that it's time to face an inconvenient truth?

    BULLERS WOOD SCHOOL,
    "Waves of Time"

      "Waves of Time" explores the representation of woes and the sea through the ages. Early mythological impressions of mermaids and sirens are superseded by historical records depicting volatile female pirates from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to documented acts of bravery by women at sea in the nineteenth century to our present-day heroines of the Royal Navy.

    KINGS LANGLEY SCHOOL,
    "The Longest Night"

      "When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrow, we gave our today." 1940s Britain fought for our liberty and freedom yet now we fight among ourselves. Josh is about to go on the experience of a lifetime, reliving the past to shape his future. If you saw their yesterday, would you change your today?

    LAURENCE HAINES SCHOOL,
    "Think!"

      In May 2008, it was going-home time outside Laurence Haines School when a speeding car hit and killed a parent in front of their pupils and their families. This terrible incident affected everybody at our school and has prompted us to "think about road safety".

    MONK'S WALK SCHOOL,
    "The War Within"

      Inspired by Pink Floyd's "The Wall", our story focuses on the life of a young boy whose childhood has been oppressed by the strict regime set by his hostile father. When he loses his father to the War, his world crumbles around him: the anger that consumed his father now consumes him. Will he escape this violent cycle of destruction?

    OXFORD SCHOOL,
    "Credit Crunch"

      As the world recession deepens, entrepreneur Silas is flying high in the economic boom year and falls hard when it all crashes. Having used his friends as stepping-stones in his desire for money and success, he faces the fall alone but ends with a sense of hope for a future where he treasures what is really important in life.

    RICKMANSWORTH SCHOOL,
    "Not For All the Chocolate in The World"

      When Charles Bucket finds himself the proud winner of a Golden Ticket he thinks he has the greatest treat in store for him. Yet his adventures in Willy Wonka's miraculous chocolate factory leave a bitter-sweet taste in his mouth. Would he give up his family for a life of luxury? Not for all the chocolate in the world.

    SIR FREDRIC OSBOURNE,
    "Belonging"

      Inspired by the beautiful drawings and tale from Shaun Tan's book "The Arrival" students from all year groups at Sir Frederic Osborn School use dance and movement to tell the story of one family's experience of immigration. This is a tale of "every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey".

    ST PAUL'S VA CofE PRIMARY SCHOOL,
    "Let's Start Over Again"

      Our performance starts with the beautiful and magical creation story. Then the world becomes aggressive and nature tries to fight it off, falling to pieces and suffocating. We can't get a refund on what we've already destroyed. Our last piece of music sums it up - wouldn't it be wonderful to start over again and make it right ?

    THE WYE VALLEY SCHOOL,
    "Hollywood Meets Bollywood"

      There was a time many years go when one world dominated the big screen. Then along came a dazzling spectacular of bright colours and sequins from a distant land known as Bollywood. Our story is of adventure and discovery into these two great giants of the big screen as we journey with five students on an adventure of a lifetime.

    TUDOR PRIMARY SCHOOL,
    "Colour"

      Our theme is colour, the colour of people both inside and out. We believe it does not matter what we look like on the outside: it's the inside that counts. As human beings we are the same, no matter what our colour, gender, religion or culture.We all deserve to be valued for our own true colours.

    WAINGELS COLLEGE,
    "Literary Nonsense"

      Waingel's College has created a piece based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". Performing the main sections of the work including falling down the rabbit hole, Alice's changes in size and (of course) the Mad hatter's Tea Party. The work is an accumulation of ideas choreographed by teachers and pupils who have worked closely together to create the final piece.

    THE CREW

    From Heart FM: evening show presented by Paul Holmes (Programme Controller, Heart 97.6)
      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: Simon Blunt, Samantha Audley, John and Wendy Arrowsmith