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    2010 DOWNTOWN RADIO PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY ROCK CHALLENGE®
    The Waterfront Hall - Monday, March 29th, 2010

    ASHFIELD GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (Premier Showcase): the Award for Press Coverage, the Award for School Community Support, and a number of Awards of Excellence

    BALLEE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL: the Public Health Agency Award for Performance Skill, the Police Service for Northern Ireland Award for Costume Design, the Belfast City Council Award for Concept Originality, the Visions Unlimited Award for Video Performance, the Tega Award for Lighting Design, and the Public Health Agency Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®

    BELFAST MODEL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS: the Award for Student Leadership , the Public Health Agency Award for Choreography, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Stage Crew, the Police Service for Northern Ireland Performers’ Choice Award, and overall SECOND PLACE

    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL: the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, the Public Health Agency Award for Hair and Make-up Design, the Police Service for Northern Ireland Award for Set Design and Staging, the Belfast City Council Award for Entertainment, and overall FIRST PLACE

    DUNDONALD HIGH SCHOOL: the Public Health Agency Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, the Award for Positive Inclusion, the Downtown Radio Award for Soundtrack, the Belfast City Council Award for Concept Interpretation, and overall THIRD PLACE

    LITTLE FLOWER GIRLS' SCHOOL: the Police Service for Northern Ireland Award for Drama Skills

    THEMES

    ASHFIELD GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, Belfast
    "It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish!"

      In the town of Ballygobackwards, the Donkey Derby is cancelled. The punters think they're a sure winner when the hare challenges the tortoise to a race but the leprechaun knows different. In life we don't all have the same abilities but with dedication we can succeed. Watch as the tortoise proves - it's not where you start, it's where you finish!

    BALLEE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, Ballymena
    "To Be"

      In this diverse world we need to develop understanding, tolerance and mutual respect. When a class is abducted into outer space they need to lose their fears and suspicions, befriending the aliens and bringing them back to earth. Underneath the surface, we're all the same - wanting to fly as free as a butterfly to be who we want to be.

    BELFAST MODEL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Belfast
    "Make a Difference ... Make it Right !"

      Our performance is a warning to all young people about the dangers of jealousy, violence, and gang crime and how we should endeavour to make the best of who we are ... for good, instead of for bad. We have based this story around the inspirational music of Michael Jackson, whose dance moves have inspired so many of us here today.

    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Ballymena
    "Obsession"

      Are you obsessed? Obsessed with fame? Money? Celebrities? Body image? The opposite sex? Yourself?
      Our Dance Drama focuses on the modern obsessions that people have become entangled in. What happens when we become so obsessed ... do we lose who we really are?

    DUNDONALD HIGH SCHOOL, Belfast
    "Who Do You Want To Spend One More Day With?"

      Welcome to the jungle! Swinging through vines you will meet George, who is searching for more in life. George sets off on an epic adventure, breaking free from jungle life to find his soul mate. They journey to the city that never sleeps, when suddenly a vision in white catches George's attention. Will love conquer all no matter where you're from?

    LITTLE FLOWER GIRLS' SCHOOL, Belfast
    "Pandora's Purse"

      In our performance we are looking at three corners of our world. One can see the harmony and strength that exists in the divers cultures around the globe and what happens when that harmony is threatened by the influences of greed and corruption. We learn that our only hope for survival is to celebrate our diversity while embracing our unity.

    THE CREW

    The evening show was presented by

      For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Dan Macready and Mark Wickham (Assistant Stage Managers), Stuart MacGregor (Community Development / PR Manager), Zoie Golding (UKRC Producer), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Samantha "Sammy" Eastwood and Sam "Bam" Connis (Production Assistant);
      From TEGA: Tony Jennings (Lx) and Ed Coupland (Fx);
      From Visions Unlimited: Paul (mix), and Rob Morphew (camera);
      Duty Crew from the Waterfront Hall: Diarmid Rankin (Sound Engineer), Chris "Pixie" Workman (Lx), Daryl Harkin (ASM) and Zac! Gourley (Stage Manager);
      Volunteers: Ben Buchan, Stuart Cameron and Emma Marshall from Peterhead, Lesley-Ann Begg from Aberdeen, plus John and Wendy Arrowsmith from Yorkshire