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      2013 ROCK CHALLENGE EVENTS: SCOTLAND THEMES

      DUNDEE THEMES

      BALDRAGON ACADEMY
      "Criminally Insane"

        In 1953, 17 year old Esther was admitted to Baldovan mental institution to determine the state of her mental health. Today we follow Esther's journey through the institution and see the patients suffer at the hands of the nurses and doctors. One question remains - is Esther perfectly healthy or is she criminally insane???

      BRAEVIEW ACADEMY
      Theme details weren't available in time for the event paperwork.

      KINGSPARK SCHOOL
      "The Story of Nian"

        We will be performing the Story of Nian. Nian is a beast that lives under the sea. On the Chinese New Year Nian comes out of the sea and attacks people. Nian is scared of loud noises and the colour red. The villagers let off firecrackers and paint their doors red to scare off Nian. This is Chinese New Year.

      KINROSS HIGH SCHOOL
      "The Mime's Game"

        Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that's why it's called the present: value the ones around you, as who knows what tomorrow may bring. The girl in our story has never appreciated what she has now she must learn her lesson and see if she can still change.

      MENZIESHILL HIGH SCHOOL
      "Social Media Friend or Foe"

        Our journey began analysing social media, the positive and destructive effects on society. The choreography begins in school. Texting triggers malicious gossip, causing isolation and emotional upset. Later, harmful postings on a social media site cause distress and psychological harm. This escalates to gang conflict and physical assault. At breaking point deleting social media, develops social interactions and individuality.

      PERTH HIGH SCHOOL
      "Be Inspired"

        Reaching for the stars is seen as childhood fantasy, but why should we stop dreaming? Our heroes come from the past, maybe our present, but they all contribute to our future. We are inspired by their actions, their stories and their lives. Adults can lose touch of their dreams. Come and be inspired by our inspirations and recapture your dreams.

      ST PAUL'S RC ACADEMY
      "Building Bridges"

        The Tay Rail Bridge collapsed in 1879 and was rebuilt to carry many individuals and groups of people throughout their life's journey. Our performance illustrates how the construction of the new bridge emphasises the importance of people working together and forming effective relationships which build a strong, interwoven community.

      INVERNESS THEMES

      ALNESS ACADEMY
      "The Hunger Games"

        A dark secret is hidden behind the smiles of the Capital. Every year two tributes from each District are chosen to participate in a fight to the death for the Capital's entertainment. When Katniss Everdeen steps in for her sister, she embarks on a horrific journey that she will never forget, a journey that is called 'The Hunger Games'

      DINGWALL ACADEMY
      "Sweet Temptation"

        We've all heard the Grimm's fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. But, maybe they were not hungry and their stepmother was not wicked. In our modern adaptation; two children, consumed by greed, venture into the forest to find a suspicious house made entirely of sweets. Inside, they learn never again to give in to temptation, however sweet it seems.

      KINGUSSIE HIGH SCHOOL
      "Ambition Just Try"

        Teenagers, at one point or another, will question the future. Our story shows the different options. There is a wide world out there for teenagers and many cases of success depending on what route you take. As hard as it may be, teenagers must focus on the future in order to live to their best abilities. Our message? Just try.

      SGOIL LIONACLEIT
      "The grass isn't always greener..."

        For island teenagers, leaving home often means leaving the island. Every year many of our young people are enticed by the bright lights of the city. Often they find that the grass isn't always greener on the other side and that home has more to offer than they thought when growing up there. Our piece explores this experience.

      THURSO HIGH SCHOOL
      "The Jungle"

        Meet our young girl Megan on the brink of entering adulthood. She picks up a classic childhood novel that takes her on an incredible journey. Will this book teach her the life skills she needs? Life is like a jungle, can you survive the wild? Will you stick with the pack or will you show courage on your own?

      WICK HIGH SCHOOL
      "Age is only a number"

        Some people believe that age can be a barrier, but people are people no matter their age. We show the lives of two generations and clearly they both have lots of fun in similar ways, so let's see how our two generations will come together.
      Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® teams

      BISHOP EDEN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Celebration of Diversity within the 6 Nations"

        It is that time of year again where the 6 Nations come together and go head-to-head on the rugby pitch. An enthusiastic rugby fan decides to research all about the cultures in which his favourite teams come from for a class project. Let us join him as he discovers the interesting differences and similarities between us all.

      CAULDEEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "When I grow up I want to be"

        A young girl's dreams of what she would like to be when she grows up. There are many different jobs that her and her friends can choose from. She has always wanted to be a model: famous, rich and admired. We watch on as Beatrice's dream comes true, but life doesn't quite go as planned.

      KINGUSSIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Someone's Always There"

        A teenaged boy unhappy with his life gets bullied at school. Running away from everything he knows, he becomes homeless. He doesn't want to say yes to temptations like drugs, smoking and alcohol, but eventually succumbs and regrets it. When The Salvation Army comes to feed him every day, it turns his life around; his ending is a happy one.

      LOCHARDIL PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "6 Degrees"

        We'd like to introduce ‘Techno-Geek'. He loves to have all the latest technology and gadgetry. His sister can't get through to him how much his wastefulness is adding to Global Warming. What do they mean when they say: 'The planet's temperature will increase by 1 or 2 degrees'? Surely, that's only a tiny amount. Techno-Geek is about to find out.

      PENNYLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Life is like a rainbow"

        Life is like a rainbow: you need both sun and rain to make its colours appear. From storm to sunshine, life presents challenges. Will you make the best of the weather or will you be blown away?

      SMITHTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Beating Heart - Living to the Full"

        Fatty snacks and no exercise can only lead to despair. Brought back from the brink of disaster, Jessica realises life is for living and not just existing. Listen to your heart and live life to the full!

      ABERDEEN THEMES

      BUCKSBURN ACADEMY
      "Before it's too late"

        Our story of Cinderella is no fairytale. Cinders is a child of today who suffers in silence. As her mother and step-sisters fuel themselves with drink and drugs her home is not safe. School is where she can be part of a crowd, but no one sees the real story. Will the man of her dreams rescue her?

      FRASERBURGH ACADEMY
      "The Plagues of Power"

        Join us as we travel through Ancient Egypt during a time of great suffering. Follow the Pharaoh as he battles the power of the plagues cast over Egypt due to his selfish ruling. Will he be able to save his relationship with his son, or will he lose it all because of his obsession with power?

      HAZLEHEAD ACADEMY
      "'Man is not truly one, but truly two'"

        Our performance is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s creation of Dr Jekyll and his desire to transform his personality. Have you ever wished that you could be someone else? Have you dreamed that you could alter your appearance and name? Think about it for a moment. Who or what would you become?

      KEMNAY ACADEMY
      "Mtoto Askari Africa"

        Our performance tells the story of two gap year students who travel to Africa and find themselves seized by a merciless dictator. We see them taken, poisoned and made into young soldiers. But how long will his reign last? Who will survive? And who will perish? Welcome to Africa.

      MACKIE ACADEMY
      "Hooked"

        Wendy, trapped by the pressure to grow up and her desire to stay young forever, accepts the powerful fairy dust that Peter gives her and is taken to Neverland. However her trip ends fast and Neverland turns against her as she succumbs to the addictive dust. Can Wendy escape the clutches of this evil or will she become Hooked?

      PETERHEAD ACADEMY
      "Hunted"

        A stormy night in Victorian London, a full moon - look up if you dare. Big Ben strikes midnight; the wild hunt is passing. The huntsmen chase the mystical beasts and kidnap anyone who witnesses the spectacle, dragging them to the land of death. Just a myth? Are you willing to stare into the moon and chance finding out?

      TURRIFF ACADEMY
      "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"

        Based in a time where the citizens are connected to the media, constantly under its influence, we show supposedly ideal beings, role models that everyone is encouraged to emulate. Upon his headset breaking, an everyday citizen, Alex, sees these negative influences for what they truly are. He shows others the truth and the way to become their own role models.

      WESTHILL ACADEMY
      "The Labours of Hercules"

        After being banished from Olympus for her sins, Hercules must complete the seemingly impossible labours in order to gain redemption; kill the monstrous Hydra, scare away the flesh-eating birds, steal the Queen Warrior's belt, take the Golden Apple, and kidnap the Guard of the Underworld. Will she be forgiven and, more importantly, will she ever forgive herself?

      ARBROATH DAY ONE THEMES

      ARBROATH HIGH SCHOOL
      "Doomed"

        The City of Atlantis: Poseidon has blessed these people with radiance and wealth. Nonetheless, they take their fortune for granted and live with greed and vanity. The Gods therefore curse the city with death and destruction. Phillip, a boy aware of Poseidon’s anger, tries to convince them to change. Can he do it, or is this beautiful City doomed?

      CARNOUSTIE HIGH SCHOOL
      "Peer Pressure"

        The story of a girl called Sophie who manages to stand her ground through peer pressure and comes off better in the end. We aim to highlight the issue of peer pressure in schools today that young people are growing up with including drugs and alcohol, controlling relationships and the need to conform.

      MONIFIETH HIGH SCHOOL
      ""Live the life you love, love the life you live""

        In the cold world of the supernatural, vampires and werewolves lead very separate lives with vampires at the top of the popular list. But when a group of young wolves decide to pursue their dreams of becoming as 'cool' as the vampires, they find themselves realising that their dream had been a reality all along.

      MONTROSE ACADEMY
      "Life is a Game"

        Nothing is against the rules. No-one is going to save you. Don’t trust anyone. This year’s game will be more blistering than the last. So fight for survival and see if you’re worth it.
      Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® Teams

      BURNSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "I Feel Good!"

        Pupils from Primaries 7a and 7b of Burnside Primary School will be performing "I Feel Good!" This is their interpretation of how to fight the addiction to nicotine faced by cigarette smokers by making the right choices to keep fit and healthy in body and mind. Relax, enjoy and feel good!

      TIMMERGREENS PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "To Wish Upon a Star....."

        Sophie, a bright young girl, dreams of travelling through outer space just like an adventurous astronaut. She imagines seeing the mysterious planets and the shining stars surrounding the dazzling sun. She frequently wonders if life exists beyond planet earth. Do aliens lurk in the far distant galaxies? As she wishes on a star will her dreams eventually come true ?

      ARBROATH DAY TWO THEMES

      ARBROATH ACADEMY
      "Great Expectations"

        Miss Havisham has wanted her whole life to be a bride. She is left at the alter by her jilting Bridegroom and falls into a dark depression. Without the title she yearned for, Havisham spends the rest of her life among her wedding breakfast , in regret and plotting revenge. What lessons can we learn from Havisham's story?

      BRECHIN HIGH SCHOOL
      "What will be will be!"

        Will nature always run its course or can we change what the future holds? If we could rewind to the past to make the future better…would we?

      FORFAR ACADEMY
      "Perfectly Imperfect"

        Follow the journey of a mad genius as she strives to become "The World’s Greatest Scientist". Watch her try to create flawless creatures, perfect in every way. Witness how badly she treats these beings once she discovers their imperfections. Will she ever truly appreciate inward beauty? Or will her creations end up teaching her a lesson about true perfection?

      WEBSTER’S HIGH SCHOOL
      "'Life is a circus'"

        The problems we face whilst growing up are believed to shape us in later life. Bullying, peer pressure and pressure to succeed in school are just some of the things teenagers face every day. Will juggling temptations force us to choose the wrong path or will the circus of life guide us through the challenges we face?
      Showcasing Junior Rock Challenge® Teams

      SOUTHESK PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Where have all the children gone?..."

        Everything seems normal in the school playground that day, until the school bell rings and we discover everything isn’t as it seems. Join us on a journey as we meet a group of children who are trapped, because once he has you asleep, who is there to save you? Help us to discover; where have all the children gone?...

      STRATHMORE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Strictly Cyber Safe"

        Cyber bullying is our theme. It’s current and can affect any of us at any time. With social networking sites and text messaging the world has become a smaller place. We need to be aware of the harmful effects of cyber-bullying and together, know that we can put a stop to this by being and staying Strictly Cyber Safe.

      SCOTTISH FINAL THEMES

      ALNESS ACADEMY
      "The Hunger Games"

        A dark secret is hidden behind the smiles of the Capital. Every year two tributes from each District are chosen to participate in a fight to the death for the Capital's entertainment. When Katniss Everdeen steps in for her sister, she embarks on a horrific journey that she will never forget, a journey that is called 'The Hunger Games'.

      ARBROATH ACADEMY
      "Great Expectations"

        Miss Havisham has wanted her whole life to be a bride. She is left at the altar by her jilting Bridegroom and falls into a dark depression. Without the title she yearned for, Havisham spends the rest of her life among her wedding breakfast, in regret and plotting revenge. What lessons can we learn from Havisham's story?

      ARBROATH HIGH SCHOOL
      "Doomed"

        The City of Atlantis: Poseidon has blessed these people with radiance and wealth. Nonetheless, they take their fortune for granted and live with greed and vanity. The Gods therefore curse the city with death and destruction. Phillip, a boy aware of Poseidon's anger, tries to convince them to change. Can he do it, or is this beautiful City doomed?

      BALDRAGON ACADEMY
      "Criminally Insane"

        In 1953, 17 year old Esther was admitted to Baldovan Mental Institution to determine the state of her mental health. Today we follow Esther's journey through the institution and see the patients suffer at the hands of the nurses and doctors. One question remains - is Esther perfectly healthy or is she criminally insane???

      FORFAR ACADEMY
      "Perfectly Imperfect"

        Follow the journey of a mad genius as she strives to become "The World's Greatest Scientist". Watch her try to create flawless creatures, perfect in every way. Witness how badly she treats these beings once she discovers their imperfections. Will she ever truly appreciate inward beauty? Or will her creations end up teaching her a lesson about true perfection?

      FRASERBURGH ACADEMY
      "The Plagues of Power"

        Join us as we travel through Ancient Egypt during a time of great suffering. Follow the Pharaoh as he battles the power of the plagues cast over Egypt due to his selfish ruling. Will he be able to save his relationship with his son, or will he lose it all because of his obsession with power?

      KEMNAY ACADEMY
      "Mtoto Askari Africa"

        Our performance tells the story of two gap year students who travel to Africa and find themselves seized by a merciless dictator. We see them taken, poisoned and made into young soldiers. But how long will his reign last? Who will survive? And who will perish? Welcome to Africa.

      KINROSS HIGH SCHOOL
      "The Mime's Game"

        Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that's why it's called the present: value the ones around you, as who knows what tomorrow may bring. The girl in our story has never appreciated what she has. Now she must learn her lesson and see if she can still change.

      MACKIE ACADEMY
      "Hooked"

        Wendy, trapped by the pressure to grow up and her desire to stay young forever, accepts the powerful fairy dust that Peter gives her and is taken to Neverland. However her trip ends fast and Neverland turns against her as she succumbs to the addictive dust. Can Wendy escape the clutches of this evil or will she become Hooked?

      MONTROSE ACADEMY
      "Life is a Game"

        Nothing is against the rules. No-one is going to save you. Don't trust anyone. This year's game will be more blistering than the last. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it.

      THURSO HIGH SCHOOL
      "The Jungle"

        Meet our young girl Megan on the brink of entering adulthood. She picks up a classic childhood novel that takes her on an incredible journey. Will this book teach her the life skills she needs? Life is like a jungle, can you survive the wild? Will you stick with the pack or will you show courage on your own?

      WESTHILL ACADEMY
      "The Labours of Hercules"

        After being banished from Olympus for her sins, Hercules must complete the seemingly impossible labours in order to gain redemption; kill the monstrous Hydra, scare away the flesh-eating birds, steal the Queen Warrior's belt, take the Golden Apple, and kidnap the Guard of the Underworld. Will she be forgiven and, more importantly, will she ever forgive herself?