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    2010 THE PULSE OF WEST YORKSHIRE BE YOUR BEST BRADFORD ROCK CHALLENGE DAY 1 (Wednesday)
    St George's Hall - Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

    AIREDALE HIGH SCHOOL: the Be Your Best Foundation Award Award for Hair and Make-Up design, the Stage Management Company Award for Set Design and Staging, the Visions Unlimited for Video Performance, and overall SECOND PLACE

    BOROUGHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL: the Global Rock Challenge Award for Concept Originality

    BUTTERSHAW BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE (Premier Showcase): a number of Awards of Excellence

    EARLSHEATON TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE: the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, the Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Award for Press Coverage, the Award for School Community Support, the TEGA Award for Lighting Design, and the Bradford Metropolitan District Council Award for Entertainment

    NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE: the Bradford Metropolitan District Council Award for Performance Skill, the Global Rock Challenge Performers' Choice Award, and overall THIRD PLACE

    ROYDS SCHOOL SPECIALIST LANGUAGE COLLEGE: the Award for Student Leadership, the Be Your Best Foundation Award Award for Costume Design, and the Global Rock Challenge Award for Drama Skills

    SHELLEY COLLEGE: the Bradford Metropolitan District Council Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, the Global Rock Challenge Award for Concept Interpretation, and overall FIRST PLACE

    ST THOMAS à BECKET COMMUNITY COLLEGE: the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, the Award for Positive Inclusion, the Be Your Best Foundation Award Award for Soundtrack, the Bradford Metropolitan District Council Award for Choreography, and the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Stage Crew

    THEMES

    AIREDALE HIGH SCHOOL THE ARTS COLLEGE, Castleford, West Yorkshire
    "The Magic Box"

      Our dance is inspired by a poem called ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. The poem suggests a fantasy world in a magic box. We see a fiery dragon, electric fish and a witch on a white horse. These images were developed into a concept which combined earth, air, fire and water, with the mystery of the conjurer's magic tricks.

    BOROUGHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
    "Fantasies and Fairytales"

      As children growing up we are told stories of wonderful creatures and fantastic events. As we grow older we realise that these creatures are not real, but that they represent aspects of all ourselves fighting for control of our destinies. Our story tells of one person's fight for survival, Little Red Riding Hood!

    BUTTERSHAW BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Bradford, West Yorkshire
    "Armageddon"

      She stands invisible, alone and ignored. An evil eye which prays on the weak entices her into a world without warmth, With one last match can she conjure a flame? Ice and fire battle for supremacy of the earth Can the roaring flames melt this cold lifeless queen? Or will this land remain forever frozen? This is Armageddon.

    EARLSHEATON TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
    "I LOVE NEW YORK!"

      The Performing Arts has always been a major part of New York City and this has inspired our entry this year. Our school organises a bi-annual trip to this city and you are about to see some of the most famous landmarks, characters and icons of this great metropolis whilst listening to the soundtrack of the city that never sleeps!

    NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    "7 Deadly Sins"

      We are all tempted by sin every day in every way which challenges us to make the right choices. Our story is a journey of an individual who fights temptation and strives for the ultimate prize.

    ROYDS SCHOOL SPECIALIST LANGUAGE COLLEGE, Leeds, West Yorkshire
    "Pinstruck"

      Learning about the past can seem pointless and boring. So when one teacher begins her lesson about the life of a group of West Africans, little do her unruly pupils realise that they will be taken on a journey of fear, mystery, control and change. Watch out for those Voodoo Dolls, don’t let them control you!

    SHELLEY COLLEGE, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    "The Pride of Britain"

      Ask yourself....Would you risk your life for a total stranger? The Pride of Britain shows the nation how honourable and brave our Armed Forces and Emergency Services really are. This inspirational performance will take you on a journey to highlight how we commend our heroes.

    ST THOMAS À BECKET CATHOLIC COLLEGE, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    "A Right Rippin' Read"

      1888- Britain- gripped by a serial killer. The streets of Whitechapel became a dangerous place but who was the 'Leather Apron'? As the killing ensued, so did the media frenzy and public hysteria. Their voyeuristic thirst could only be quenched by the tabloid propaganda. Was the Ripper a Pawn in the media's game or were they a Pawn in his?

    THE CREW

    The evening show was presented by Alex Duffy and Becky Holmes from The Pulse

      For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Dan Macready and Anthony "Ants" Sweetman (Assistant Stage Managers), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Stuart "Ruddy" Macgregor (Publicity Manager), Samantha "Bam" Connis (Production Assistant), and Zoie Golding (UK Production Manager);
      From TEGA: Tom Mumby (Lx) and Ed Coupland (Fx);
      From Visions Unlimited: Tom Bishop (mix) and Robert "Bobby" Morphew (roving camera);
      Volunteers: Lesley-Ann Begg (Aberdeen), John Ellis (Bradford), Tanya Greene (Hull), Rachel Pickles (Lancaster), Sarah Pickles (York), Faye Rhodes (East Yorkshire) and Steven Stoddart (Cumbria) plus John and Wendy Arrowsmith