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    Tour Dates

    2010 UK ROCK CHALLENGE NORTHERN OPEN FINAL "A"
    Grimsby Auditorium - 7pm Thursday, May 27th, 2010

    AIREDALE HIGH SCHOOL THE ARTS COLLEGE, Castleford, West Yorkshire: the Grampian Police Award for Staging, the Janome Award for Costume Design, and overall FOURTH PLACE

    ANDREW MARVELL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Hull: the Ansvar Insurance Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®, and the Cumbria County Council Award for Soundtrack

    ARCHBISHOP SENTAMU ACADEMY, Hull: the Humberside Police Performers' Choice Award, the Yorkshire Forward Award for Set Design, the Cumbria Healthy School Award for Performance Skill, and overall FIRST PLACE

    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Ballymena: the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency Award for Hair Design

    CENTRAL TECHNOLOGY AND SPORTS COLLEGE, Grantham, Lincolnshire

    FRIESLAND SCHOOL SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL, Nottingham

    JOHN SPENDLUFFE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, Alford, Lincolnshire: the Ansvar Insurance Award for Lighting Design

    NELSON THOMLINSON SCHOOL, Wigton, Cumbria: the Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust North East Lincolnshire Council Award for Concept Originality

    NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: the Angus Council Award for Drama Skills, the Police Service for Northern Ireland Award for Make-up Design, and overall THIRD PLACE

    SHELLEY COLLEGE, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: the Ansvar Insurance Award for Stage Crew, the Yorkshire Forward Award for Video Performance, and overall FIFTH PLACE

    THE SKEGNESS GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Skegness, Lincolnshire

    WOLFRETON SCHOOL (new school), Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire: the Lincolnshire County Council Award for Concept Interpretation, the Humberside Police Authority Award for Choreography, the North East Lincolnshire Council Award for Entertainment, and overall SECOND PLACE

    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.

    ANDREW MARVELL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Hull
    "Question Perception ?????"

      Our performance investigates the way people perceive things differently and we aim to question what is normal, what is beautiful, what is madness??? We want to encourage people to start embracing differences instead of fearing them and don't stop believing that to question perception broadens our horizons and opens our minds to all sorts of possibilities.

    ARCHBISHOP SENTAMU ACADEMY, Hull
    "Equilibrium"

      A typical day in the city - the rats ready for the race. Enter Bill, ambitious and ruthless. What transpires is a realisation that Bill's casting aside his family in search of financial gain. In the wings, someone's ready to take his place. Can he address the balance between life and work in order to achieve a state of equilibrium?

    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?

    CENTRAL TECHNOLOGY AND SPORTS COLLEGE, Grantham, Lincolnshire
    "Citizenship"

      Our performance is based on 'Citizenship'. The first section shows a kind citizen taking individual responsibility for helping someone. Our second section then looks at how we can help to be good citizens at the local level by recycling and the third section looks at the national issue of transport. Finally, we consider our global responsibility to use renewable energy.

    FRIESLAND SCHOOL SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL, Nottingham
    "Break The Mould"

      Working 9-5. Working under pressure, when will this cycle, routine end? The same everyday, with everyone doing the same, like robots. What happens to the person who doesn't want to conform to this monotomy, do they break free or become part of this clockwork society?

    JOHN SPENDLUFFE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, Alford, Lincolnshire
    "The fear of the unknown"

      The fear of the unknown. Are they sent to challenge our apprehensions and fears? A girl's sleep is disturbed. She sees painted faces, she feels them mocking, laughing, poking, pulling. Fighting against the faces, they are too strong. She is pulled into a world where people are watching, waiting to be entertained. This is her worst nightmare .... or is it?

    NELSON THOMLINSON SCHOOL, Wigton, Cumbria
    "Do your thing"

      Our performance portrays situations that children could deal with in their everyday lives parental break up, peer pressure and bereavement. We want to show how the Rock Challenge can be a form of escapism from these pressures, and allow them to enter an environment where they can form friendships, build self-esteem and be able to express themselves as individuals.

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

      During her life, Sarah never did anything to make an impact. Now in limbo, she will have 7 opportunities to choose between Heaven and Hell.

      Greed and Gluttony take control,
      Envy shouts a jealous soul,
      Vanity is pride of place,
      Wraths shows easily on your face.
      Libido can turn into lust,
      Sloth lacks energy,
      WHICH SIN WILL YOU TRUST?

    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.

    THE SKEGNESS GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Skegness, Lincolnshire
    "The Real Toy Box"

      Have you ever thought about how children's toys reflect the evils of the adult world? Should Barbie portray as much sexual prowess? Would your son enjoy playing with his toy gun if he knew the reality of war? How much do the rules of play and our early learning experiences effect the decisions we make in the future?

    WOLFRETON SCHOOL, Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire
    "Evolution - where have we come from and where are we going?"

      Last year the world celebrated the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and his publication of "The Origin of Species". Let us take you on an adventure exploring the theory of natural selection, posing the question "where have we come from and where are we going?"