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2009 Hackney Empire Day 1 Results
2009 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY ONE
Hackney Empire, London - Thursday, April 30th, 2009

BULLERS WOOD SCHOOL, Chislehurst, Kent (showcasing Premier Division School): a number of Awards of Excellence

CONVENT OF JESUS AND MARY LANGUAGE COLLEGE, Brent, London: the Ansvar Insurance Award for Best Hair and Make-Up Design

FINCHLEY CATHOLIC BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL, Finchley, London: the Genesis Community Award for Best Performance Skill, the Visions Unlimited Award for Best Video Performance, the Tega Award for Best Lighting Design, the D?Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Award for Performers? Choice, and overall THIRD PLACE

LISTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Plaistow, London: the Genesis Community Award for Best Choreography, the FSI Award for Concept Interpretation, the FSI Award for Concept Originality, the Youth Research Forum Award for Most Entertaining Performance, and overall FIRST PLACE

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S GIRLS' SCHOOL, Barnet, Hertfordshire: the Genesis Community Award for Best Drama Skills, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Stage Crew, the Genesis Community Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®, and overall SECOND PLACE

ST COLUMBA'S CATHOLIC BOYS' SCHOOL, Bexleyheath, Kent: the FSI Award for Best Soundtrack

WINCHMORE SCHOOL, Winchmore Hill, London: the Ansvar Insurance Award for Best Costume Design, and the D?Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Award for Best Set Design and Staging

THEMES

BULLERS WOOD SCHOOL, Chislehurst, Kent (Showcasing Premier Team)
"Don't Squander It!"

    In 1928 women in this country were granted the right to vote on the same terms as men. The battle for suffrage has been a global pursuit and in parts of the world continues today. Many have died, that we may live in relative freedom. The right to vote is a privilege so don't squander it.

CONVENT OF JESUS AND MARY LANGUAGE COLLEGE, Brent, London
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THEMES

FINCHLEY CATHOLIC BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL, Finchley, London
"Have a Heart"

    What do you think of when you remember the Tinman from the Wizard of Oz? A kind, gentle and needy character? Think again. This piece explores the real story of Tinman; be prepared for the shocking reality... The man with no heart.

LISTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Plaistow, London
"Hands On"

    Hand gestures express emotions. Their meanings may vary from culture to culture but we must never underestimate their importance.
    "Learn my language
    My Beautiful native language
    Hear my hands
    Hear my music and story
    Learn my language
    Speak to me with your hands"
    S. Brooks
    Can you think of a gesture you used today?

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S GIRLS' SCHOOL, Barnet, Hertfordshire
"The Ina City Part 1 - "Lost in a mask""

    Explores the real inside feelings of different characters from different parts of a city life and how one can get caught up in it and end up losing their identity. Not everything is as it seems. It's easy to be busy and put a smile on your face like everything's fine, but what happens when you're alone?

ST COLUMBA'S CATHOLIC BOYS' SCHOOL, Bexleyheath, Kent
"Not Suitable For Children"

    In 1991, a vicious civil war overtook Sierra Leone. At the age of 13, Ishmeil Beah was forced to become a child soldier. He fought for almost three years before being rescued by UNICEF. Then he fled Freetown due to the increasing violence and found his way to NYC. This is his story. War is 'Not Suitable for Children'.

WINCHMORE SCHOOL, Winchmore Hill, London
"Toy Seen!"

    Have you ever heard things go bump in the night? Surrounded by darkness, shadows and sounds seem to get louder. As one world falls asleep another awakens.