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      2013 ROCK CHALLENGE EVENTS: NORTHERN THEMES

      BRIDLINGTON THEMES

      BEVERLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS AND BEVERLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS
      "The Ghost of Marie Celeste"

        His breakfast lies, undisturbed,
        chair all ready, prepared,
        The rest of the crew, disappeared,
        Their belonging, bared to me.
        No-one knows what happens,
        But wait, I tell a lie.
        Some men do, but find them,
        That's the quest, I'm told.
        All those people vanished,
        And we want to know why.
        The event that sparked our interest,
        Still remains a mystery.

      HEADLANDS SCHOOL
      "When Worlds Collide"

        When a panic-stricken bridegroom runs out on his wedding, his desire to escape awakens a sinister parallel world where the commitment of marriage has far more deathly requirements! As the lines between fantasy and reality begin to merge, he realises his mistake. Can he find his real bride before she meets her ghostly ‘other’? Be careful what you wish for.

      HESSLE HIGH SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
      "Pathway of Life"

        We start out on a certain pathway in our life, not knowing where it will lead us....Every decision we make along the way leads us to more pathways.....Is it fate that leads us to veer from the original pathway or is it something called destiny? Or is it a certain amount of luck, good and bad, or personal choice?

      HOWDEN SCHOOL AND TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
      "War of the Worlds"

        War of the Worlds sees the human race under attack. The threat is out of this world, literally, and causes massive devastation, almost leading to the entire World’s population to be wiped out. Was it not for the common cold, the invaders would be ruling in our place today. Follow one dysfunctional family’s struggle to survive as the aliens attack.

      LONGCROFT SCHOOL
      "Tears of the Geisha"

        Delve into Eastern Civilization where the village celebrates the beauty of the Geisha. Embark upon a journey where Warrior and Geisha meet and are entwined by love. One Princess breaks this, throwing the village into disarray as her husband-to-be is not her true love. Through this she falls in love with a boy igniting chaos across the village.

      SOUTH HOLDERNESS TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
      "A cluttered space is a cluttered mind"

        A student’s bedroom is a personal space, a den, a refuge. This space becomes the holding space for all that is important and reflects a myriad of mixed emotions a teenager must make sense of. Inspired by a piece of art ‘Sensitive Skin’ the SHTC team explore, in an abstract performance, a student de-cluttering their room and reclaiming their mind.

      WOLFRETON SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
      "The Curse of Tutankhamun"

        For 15 years Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter searched for King Tutankhamun. On February 16, 1923 the inner chamber of Tutankhamun's tomb was opened. Worldwide excitement and a media frenzy ensued. However, the news quickly turned from that of happiness to talk of a curse and the realisation that they should not have disturbed the tomb.

      BRIDLINGTON JUNIOR DAY 1 THEMES

      ALL SAINTS' CE JUNIOR SCHOOL
      "Growing Up"

        We enter this world as babies and explore our surroundings. We grow and develop skills at home, at school and in the community. We learn to make good decisions as we meet and play with friends, making healthy choices and enjoying our leisure time. These are our formative years and shape us into the people we will become.

      HILDERTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "One Voice"

        Everyone knows what it feels like to be hurt, disliked and unwanted, but everybody has something to give! Nobody has ‘nothing'. What is your something special? Ask yourself now! Use this to offer resolution, use this to bring peace, find your love, believe in being respectful, never forget about the fun, embrace your patience, and lift your voice, one voice.

      HORNSEA COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Beneath the Boughs"

        Enter our world of enchantment, of strange mystery, of whispered secrets. At first glance, a normal woodland can be seen. Yet as we venture deeper into the undergrowth, witness the magic that brings our world of nature to life. You'll experience shivers of delight, your imagination will soar. But be warned, you may never find your way back home again?

      LECONFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "World of Pure Imagination"

        In today's society where children are immersed in technology, has the magic of reading become lost? Join Maddie and the mysterious Mr Willy Wonka as she discovers, with the help of the Oompa Lumpas, The Witches and Matilda, how books can take you on a journey of 'pure imagination'. Will Maddie learn to love books again?

      SPRINGHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Never Judge a Book by its Cover"

        From an early age we're taught "never judge a book by its cover" that "beauty comes from within". Yet children's books portray beauty as good and ugly as evil is it surprising these stereotypes are believed? Take a peek into Fairytale Land, when the clock strikes midnight, is all that it seems behind the faces of our favourite childhood characters?

      WITHERNSEA PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "The Strength Within"

        Dotty is a girl with a problem, school is not a happy place for her. She doesn't make friends easy. Her bedroom is a place of refuge; her toys give her the confidence to be the strong girl that's hidden inside her. Join her as she dreams of finding friends and finding the strength from within.

      BRIDLINGTON JUNIOR DAY 2 THEMES

      BAY PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Discover the Wally in You"

        Have you ever felt lost and out of place? Suzie has. Wishing she was more like Wally, going wherever he wants, being whomever he wants, she follows him on a journey of self-discovery, realising that inside we all have personal strength, a sense of humour, self- belief and communication skills, we just have to find them. We can all be Wally.

      HALLGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "War Through The Ages"

        Join Hallgate Primary School as we take you on one boy’s storybook adventure, 'War through the Ages'. Has human and animal involvement in war changed throughout history? How has the use of weapons changed over time? As we reach the end of our journey, we look to the future. Does the final chapter tell a story of war or peace?

      HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Traditionally Techno"

        Toys are a part of everyone's childhood. The traditional fondness of puppets and strings, wood and fabric paving the way for the technological advancement of batteries and buttons, plastic and wires. But what happens when modern technology fails? Do the traditional toys step up from the toy box? Can the 'old favourites' embrace technology?

      INMANS PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "It's Right To Write"

        It’s right to write. We all know that communicating through writing has progressed through the ages. From the earliest cave markings to the Egyptian hieroglyphs, followed by the romantic Shakespearian quill, rolled up by the genius usage of the newspaper in World War II. Words committed to paper by the first typewriter that led to our generation’s touch screen!

      MARFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Imagination"

        This is our own tale of a girl who struggled against bullies. She didn’t have the desire to play like other children, her passion was literature. Books being her comfort, they helped her understand the cruel characters of life. Teaching her good from bad, right from wrong and how to grow into the character she wanted to be.

      PRESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "A Trip Down the West End"

        Following the success of London 2012, we have explored the attractions of our capital city. Come and join us on our journey as we step into the magical, musical world of the West End. Sit back, relax and absorb the colourful sights and sounds of some of the greatest musicals of all time.

      QUAY PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Sweet Revenge, Bitter Regret"

        Helen, who is married to the Greek King, falls in love with Paris. She follows her heart and runs away with him to the Troy village. Acting in rage and anger, the Greek King declares war on Troy, eventually ending in trickery and devastation. Will the Greek King enjoy sweet revenge, or will his vengeful act lead to bitter regret?

      GRANTHAM THEMES

      BELVOIR HIGH SCHOOL
      "Cluedo"

        Pick your weapon, roll the dice, the game's begun, so be precise, all a suspect, but who's to blame, the clock is ticking, so best take aim, the room, the weapon, the motive and name, all unknown, no two the same, Imagination unleashed, so start your deduction as Belvoir High School presents: our Cluedo production!

      JOHN SPENDLUFFE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
      "Youth of today"

        Have you heard the saying ‘one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel’? In today’s society that is how many young people feel. The media endorses a culture where everyone is the same all aiming towards the ideal image, what about the differences that make us all special? Blame is often given to the majority when it is often the minority.

      KESTEVEN AND GRANTHAM GIRLS’ SCHOOL
      "Second Star to the Right"

        Everybody is familiar with the story of the boy who never grows up, but has anyone questioned the reason behind his existence? J.M Barry created Peter Pan as a way of escaping his sorrows, allowing him to fantasise about a life free from the complications of adulthood. But what other challenges will arise that even Peter Pan can't hide from?

      OUTWOOD ACADEMY VALLEY
      "Cutting Edge"

        Gothic madness meets American suburbia as a scissor- equipped teenage automaton wreaks havoc in a desperate rampage of discovery. In spite of this, love flourishes against the discord of the perfect picture of Americana. Will Edward be accepted into conformity or cut out for his unique gifts?

      THE PRIORY ACADEMY LSST, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
      "Beat. Break. Bleed."

        Our patient is at serious risk of cardiac arrest. Her heart is under great stress and could fail at any moment; she has irregularities in the rhythm of her pulse caused by trauma to her heart. Her life is gradually ripping apart at the seams; her heart is bleeding, beating, begging for him. Her heart is broken. Will they survive?

      THE PRIORY CITY OF LINCOLN ACADEMY
      "The Red Shoes"

        Our story follows Charlotte, a young girl grieved by her Mother’s death. All she has to remind her of her Mother is a tatty pair of red shoes but when the shoes are taken away she is left with nothing. When another pair presents themselves, Charlotte has no idea of their abilities or the consequence of putting them on.

      WILLIAM FARR SCHOOL
      "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds"

        Using dance to create a background context of time and era. This piece follows the turbulent love story of a couple destined for each other, but pulled apart by situation and circumstance. We accompany them through the ages to the blissful contentment of true love.
      SHOWCASING JUNIOR ROCK CHALLENGE ® SCHOOLS

      COLSTERWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Sweet Sensations"

        This term, our whole school theme is ‘Food Glorious Food’. We have based our dance around something that many of us have a desire for, ‘Sweets.’ We learnt many different forms of dance from Ballet to the Twist and have used them to tell the story of our sweet tooth.

      EAST BRIDGFORD ST PETER'S C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "CREATION"

        It took six whole days to create our wonderful world before God could take a well-earned break. Come with us on a magical journey to experience the wonders of the deep, disco- dancing flowers, flying ace insects, stomping animals, Japanese waves and Calypso stars, not to mention birds with attitude, to discover exactly how it all happened!

      HUNTINGTOWER COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Heroes and Villains"

        All of us hold the key to unlock the hero inside of us; at times we may have to battle barriers that come before us. We have to dig deep and overcome obstacles that may stare us in the face like a villain. Supporting each other and looking inside we can all stand like heroes in the hall of fame.

      NATIONAL JUNIOR SCHOOL
      "It's a Living Thing"

        We all worry about the magnificent rainforests, but what about our humble hedgerows? Peace is shattered…Youths run riot…but when the hedge cutters arrive to destroy our countryside, the hedges have to fight back – but can they beat the chainsaws? The battle between man’s destruction and nature’s survival is fierce…Who will win?

      ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Dance Fusion"

        A vibrant fusion of dance styles and music, we want to take you on a journey to show you how we use various songs and dance movements to express ourselves. It’s lively, it’s energetic, it’s simply DANCE!

      BELFAST THEMES

      ASHFIELD GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL
      "Heartfelt Memories"

        131 heart transplants were performed during 2010/2011 in the UK. Many recipients tell stories of new tastes, allergies and even new memories due to their new organ. Follow our story as Amber receives Katie’s heart as well as her heartfelt memories. You may not give away your whole heart, but could you share parts of it with others?

      BALLEE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
      "Me, Myself and I"

        Who am I?
        Why is it that I cry?
        I look in the mirror and see a lie and all I do is sigh
        To be "the same" is what I try
        But never seem to be.
        Why?
        Till I see what others can see in me, myself and I
        And trust my wings to fly.

      BELFAST ROYAL ACADEMY
      "Neverland"

        Peter Pan tells the story of Wendy who escaped her reality's challenges as Peter whisked her away from her tribulations into his exciting world of intoxication and enchantment in Neverland. However, Wendy realises that Neverland isn’t the freedom she expected and returns to the structure and security of home - a contrast to the Lost Boys drug-induced phantasmagoria.

      HAZELWOOD INTEGRATED COLLEGE
      "Find Yourself Through The Path Of Others"

        A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there is a world of dictatorship and fear, there lived an evil, soulless queen. She controls an army of pawns who dream of human existence, of blue skies and shooting stars. Meanwhile, Amelia is trapped in reality with the greatest disease of all – being a nobody to anybody.

      LITTLE FLOWER GIRLS’ SCHOOL
      "What if?"

        It's the aftermath! Survivors live in fear and confusion, seeking solace among their own kind. BUT: What if, they could see beyond the limitations of their fears? What if, they could listen to each other and work towards greater understanding? What if, they could celebrate their diversity and restore harmony? What then…?

      HULL THEMES

      ANDREW MARVELL COLLEGE
      "Bright Sparks"

        From lightning to electricity, we explore electrical current and therefore some of the great inventions that have developed and shaped our world. Discoveries have brought us life, death, hope and uncertainty, and have extended communication throughout the world. However with great discoveries come great responsibilities: if we are not pro-active the world could face electrifying consequences!

      ARCHBISHOP SENTAMU ACADEMY
      "Renounce- Reform - Reborn"

        An unwilling survivor of a crash which killed his friend, Chris shuts down emotionally - guilty of his survival. In the symbolic workings of his head, life is solely functional, renouncing memories of Johnny. A thread of his former emotions shows him that the time has come to reform. His mind must light a fire, cause a spark. A man reborn.

      KELVIN HALL SCHOOL
      "In 2 minds"

        Our piece aims to inform about the potential effects bipolar disorder can have on sufferers. Bipolar disorder is characterised by mood swings ranging from extreme highs, 'mania', to extreme lows, 'depression'. Other symptoms include difficulty sleeping, excessive spending, and suicidal thoughts. Anyone with such symptoms should seek help from their GP and recognise they do not have to suffer alone.

      NORTHCOTT SCHOOL
      "Around the World in 8 Minutes"

        If you had the world in your hands, where would you go? Inspired by the explorer Phileas Fogg, let us take you on a journey 'Around the World in 8 Minutes'. Travelling from the Egyptian Tombs to the Serengeti, then swinging by America. Our final destination is Bollywood where, through dance, we all come together to celebrate diversity and culture.

      ST MARY'S COLLEGE
      "The Pursuit of Happiness"

        Finding our happy place is an important part of becoming who we are. When times are tough the things we know we can rely on to keep us smiling are even more important. Happiness is not about the amount of money we have or the possessions we own. Our piece explores the different ways that we can find true happiness.

      And a special Junior Rock Challenge® showcase performance...
      CLEEVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Where Do I Fit In?"

        Thomas wants to fit in, but he knows deep down that he is different. A journey through time depicts his journey into himself leading him to find his true self and some true friends.

      HULL JUNIOR THEMES

      BELLFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Exodus"

        Exodus – the departure of the enslaved Israelites from Egypt under the guiding hand of Moses. We take you back to the earliest recollection of a journey to a new life. See how the strength and courage of Moses led others to follow him to depart slavery in the search for a better life. Welcome to Canaan; The Promised Land.

      BIGGIN HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Crossroads"

        One of the definitions of 'crossroads' is the point at which a vital decision must be made. Tonight join us on a journey with a group of ten friends through different stories. We see how their different ideas of what is right or wrong, glamorous or mundane, can change the path they go down and ultimately change their lives forever.

      FRANCIS ASKEW PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Is there life on Mars?"

        Recently scientists discovered blueberry-like objects on Mars, indicating that life could exist there. What if life really did exist on Mars? Would we be able to communicate with the aliens? Would they be our friends? When children who don't speak our language join our school, they must feel like aliens on another planet. Will we feel the same on Mars?

      HIGHLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Hero Within"

        Follow the struggle of our main character as he battles the behaviour and attitudes of the 'bad guys' at the community centre. Taking inspiration from his favourite comic book characters, can he find the hero within to combat the issue? Watch as the comic unfolds right before your very eyes and is brought to life!

      OLDFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Read All About It…"

        In 2012 our school joined the 'Get Britain Reading' campaign in order to encourage our pupils to read more often. Our performance is about a group of children who find reading rather boring. With a bit of help from some bookworms, they discover that when you give reading a chance you can awaken your imagination and enter a new world.

      SPRING COTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "From The Blitz and The Rubble"

        Kingston upon Hull was the second most severely bombed British city behind London during World War II. 95% of houses were damaged during the Blitz along with the spirit of those who lived there. In our performance you will see that from the rubble our city has grown into a place that we are proud to call home.

      STOCKWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Don't Stop Believing"

        At Stockwell we understand that only with hard work and dedication can we achieve our goals. Our performance concerns Hull and the bad press it receives. A pupil decides to show the world that some great people come from Hull and never to stop believing in your dreams. It's not where you come from that's important but who you are.

      SUTTON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Who are we?"

        When Liam was asked to do a local history project by his teacher he wasn't happy. Hull is such a boring place, how could he ever make that interesting? That was until he found a strange website which could help him travel through time. Follow him on his incredible journey finding out what has influenced who we are.

      VICTORIA DOCK PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Celebrating a world of difference"

        Wow! Our world is vividly vibrant, diverse, exciting and ever-changing. Across the world cultures and communities create an eclectic mix of difference which is to be explored, celebrated and enjoyed. Join us on our jubilant journey as we take a whirlwind celebratory tour of our fabulous world through colourful costume, memorizing movements, dramatic dance and daring drama.

      GRIMSBY THEMES

      THE AXHOLME ACADEMY, Crowle
      "Captain Nocan - Catch"

        The story of the escape of some goldfish that join other fish living under the sea and begin to celebrate their new freedom. Along sails Captain Nocan - Catch and his crew ready to cast their nets and get their supper. Panic begins! Unexpectedly something feared saves the day. The choreography was inspired by the struggle for life under and above water.

      FRANKLIN COLLEGE, Grimsby

        Theme information is not available

      THE GRIMSBY INSTITUTE, Grimsby
      "A room without books is like a body without a soul"

        The Paper Doll book sits discarded on a bookcase now that children prefer their computer games. How could they know of the magic about to unfold? As night breathes life into the paper doll, she enters a world where everything has changed and tradition, it seems, no longer has value.

      HAVELOCK ACADEMY, Grimsby
      "Imagination is key to set you free"

        Our piece is about overcoming obstacles in an academic environment such as dyslexia. Many students feel like failures because they are labelled with dyslexia, when really their imagination is the key to their knowledge. Our piece explores a girl’s mind as she fights with demons to overcome obstacles using the strength of her mind, creativity, and imagination.

      JOHN WHITGIFT ACADEMY, Grimsby
      "Missing"

        Our dance performance is called ‘Missing’ and it is based on why young people might run away from home. Our dance performance focuses on three main characters that are reported missing, we then rewind back to their lives and find out why they ran away, this includes themes such as bullying, domestic violence and peer pressure.

      ST ANDREW'S COLLEGE, Cleethorpes
      "Orpheus in the Underworld"

        How far would you go for love? Follow Orpheus as he journeys to the Underworld to plead with Hades, God of the Underworld, for the return of his wife Eurydice to the mortal world after she is killed by a snake, sent by Hades who is jealous of her beauty. Will Orpheus's love defeat the power of a God?

      ST ANNE'S SPECIAL SCHOOL, Welton
      "We All Achieve"

        We live in a modern world where some barriers of prejudice are broken, but as a race we still have a lot to do. It’s thanks to people like Martin Luther King and the suffragettes that we can celebrate diversity. The motto of our school is "We all achieve" and we'd like to share this message with a mainstream audience.
      ————————————————————————————————- And two special Junior Rock Challenge® showcase performances...

      SIGNHILLS ACADEMY, Cleethorpes
      "Keerching!"

        Recession; a word that we were hearing constantly. Our dance starts when everyone worked 9 to 5 to earn a living and people were generally content. It then moves into the late 80s when the term ‘yuppy’ was first heard, before the climax of the ‘crash’. The dance builds into an upbeat and optimistic ending – “things can only get better”!

      WOODLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL, Grimsby
      "The Wild World of Wizardry"

        A familiar magical story. The adventures and trials of three school friends change their lives. Each of them has their own personal challenges, but together a strong friendship forms in the fight against evil. We are performing our version of this story, focusing on how anything can be achieved with the help of our friends.

      CARLISLE SENIOR THEMES

      CARNFORTH HIGH SCHOOL
      "Some are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them"

        This tale is about a father unable to keep a stable job. His daughter starts to lose respect for him so he takes a new job as Night Watchman at the local museum, his only instruction; don’t let anything “in…or out”. The old employees come back for the one thing that keeps them youthful and could make them rich.

      COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL
      "Peter and the Wolf"

        There was once a courageous boy named Peter who lived with his grandparents on the outskirts of a meadow in which he was forbidden to play. But one day, Peter disobeyed his grandparents and, with the help of his friends and the mysterious hunters, began a brave adventure. Join our hero, Peter, and discover what evil lurks amongst the trees.

      FIRPARK SCHOOL
      "Driven"

        Renouncing his American, immigrant, family farming background Henry Ford entered the world of automobiles. Bankruptcy ensued so Henry found solace in the new - fangled invention of electric lighting. Driven by ambition Henry became one of the richest men, with a world record to boot. Come journey with us and witness Henry’s life, legacy and dark side as Firpark present…..Driven.

      MILLOM SCHOOL
      "Saturday Night Fever"

        Our performance tells the story of Stacey Manero, a labourer by day but disco diva by night. When her friends and boss find out of her secret talent they are more than unsupportive, but will she allow her dancing flare to be pushed away? Or will she show her friends the true meaning of dance and the joy it brings?!

      NETHERHALL SCHOOL
      "Cracked Canvas"

        Every person’s life begins as a blank canvas. Experiences can paint beauty on the canvas or can crack, tear or destroy it! No matter how much love you feel or receive, the canvas of your life will always bear the scars of past traumas. Sometimes however hard you try you can’t get the creases out and the cracks remain.

      WEST LAKES ACADEMY
      "Let the nightmare begin"

        Dorothy waved, said her goodbyes,
        Clicked her heels together three times,
        But the road she knew is shattered in pain;
        The Oz people suppressed once again.
        The wizard takes your brain, thoughts he will control;
        The witch steals your heart she yearns for your soul
        Glinda prevails bringing hope to Oz;
        Brain, Heart and Courage returned as it was.

      WHITEHAVEN SCHOOL
      "Unless..."

        Back in the days the grass was green,
        the ponds were wet, the clouds were clean.
        Listening, Buying, we’re the perfect consumer,
        factories make quick still wanting things sooner.
        We take, take, take. The earth lays quiet,
        Secretly planning its own smoggy riot.
        Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
        nothing is going to get better, it's not.

      CARLISLE JUNIOR THEMES

      ALL SAINTS' C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "The Green - Eyed Monster"

        Snow White is the fairest of them all. When her evil tepmother discovers this, the green - eyed monster, jealousy, takes over. She plans to kill Snow White to become the most beautiful in all the land. Follow Snow White as she battles evil and evades death in order to be re - united with her Prince and prove that jealousy never wins.

      BECKERMET CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Greed of the world: More and More is Less and Less"

        Greed, gluttony and self–indulgence…the ingredients of four very lucky children who enter the mysterious chocolate factory; the opportunity of a lifetime awaits. Little Charlie Bucket is the last member of the group; will he follow his heart and shape the future of his life or will greed prevail?

      DEARHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Joseph's Road Trip: Forgiveness - a chance for a new beginning."

        Prepare yourselves for an action - packed tale of betrayal, jealousy, adventure and love. Our performance, a modern take on Joseph, will have you laughing your socks off with crazy cowboy brothers, sensational showgirls, hilarious hairy bikers, enthusiastic Elvis twins and of course Joseph and his dad Jacob. We have loved choreographing our performance, so sit back, relax, enjoy!

      EWANRIGG JUNIOR SCHOOL
      "The Tin Soldier"

        As everyone knows, all the toys in the whole world come to life at midnight. But what happens when one of the toys falls in love with another? Will something, or someone, spoil everything or does true love really last forever?

      FLIMBY PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Albert Le Blanc"

        Mr Jolly has a new bear, Albert Le Blanc. He has just arrived and is looking very sad. Sally Hippopotamus takes charge and the toys work together to try to cheer up Albert. What they don’t realise is that Albert isn’t sad, he was just made this way. Join us, and your favourite toys, in this very magical toy shop.

      FRIZINGTON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Stranger Danger"

        Our theme is about staying safe in the modern world when surrounded by many situations in which we feel threatened. We have been learning that we have to protect ourselves and say no to strangers. It is not always easy, but as children we have to be brave enough to 'stay safe, say no! and don’t go!'

      SEATON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
      "Dare to be Different"

        ‘Dare to be Different’ is based on the theme of ‘Equality.’ We thought about real people from different backgrounds who all strive to be equal. It highlights the individual challenges we face and how we seek to overcome them. Our performance is about courage, determination and the right to live in a fairer society.

      ST PATRICK'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
      "Unique but United"

        Rupert is a boy with a unique talent, but he is shy, lacking in confidence and unsure where he fits into the world. A circus comes to town full of exciting and unique talents, but still he struggles to fit in with the acts. Could Rupert’s act be as exceptional as the rest? A story of self- belief, acceptance and harmony.

      VICTORIA INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL
      "Peter Pan"

        Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, desperately wanted a family. Peter paid the Darling family a visit taking them to Neverland. An on-going war between Peter's gang and evil captain Hook lead to many adventures and Peter's dream coming true. If you dare to dream and follow your adventures then your dreams may come true. Believe to Achieve!

      VICTORIA JUNIOR SCHOOL
      "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

        Beware the consequences of your actions. Mesmerised by the sorcerer's magic, the apprentice breaks the rules by using the magic hat - bewitching a broom to do his chores. He dreams of making stars dance. Awakening, seeing the chaos, he chops up the broom which multiplies the mayhem. He tries, but fails to restore order and has to face the consequences.

      YEWDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
      "Under the Sea..."

        An under the sea tale about a Rainbowfish who finds herself lost and alone after being swept up in a current. She tries in vain to make friends with the creatures that she meets, but each time is rejected for being different. Can she, through her bravery and courage, unite these sea creatures and show them the importance of acceptance?

      BRADFORD DAY 1 THEMES

      BOROUGHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
      "Avatar"

        The piece is a story of one person's struggle for acceptance. Coming from a world where he is an outcast, and being thrown into a world where he is given another chance, the story follows the journey from outsider, to enemy, to accepted, to champion.

      MEXBOROUGH SCHOOL SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE
      "An Impression of Reality"

        Vincent van Gogh? Was he a genius, mad man or both? What makes a person brilliant? Did his brilliance only become celebrated through his psychological demise and early death? Let us take you through Vincent's impression on his own reality. Explore with us the colours and textures that bring his paintings to life. Ask yourself, how will you be remembered?

      RODILLIAN SCHOOL
      "Two Worlds"

        A young couple and their baby are marooned and stranded off the coast of Africa. They make themselves a home in the jungle, but are attacked by Sabor the leopard. Only the baby survives.

      ROYDS SCHOOL SPECIALIST LANGUAGE COLLEGE
      "Made for Each Other"

        Left alone in his lab for centuries, Frankenstein’s monster has made several unsuccessful attempts at making a companion he can share his life with. With the help of his trusted minions he finally creates his perfect bride. But as she discovers his various abhorrent experiments she sets on a path of destruction. Can the monster save the one he loves?

      SOUTHFIELD SCHOOL
      "The City of?"

        In a place where mischief and mayhem is part of everyday life the city bars always stand open! Nothing appears purrfect, but wait is it a bird? A plane? No you plonker don’t you know who it is? Don’t make him angry. But remember wherever you are, whatever your problem, we’ll be there. What is the word?

      THORNTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
      "Tina"

        'Simply the Best' female rock artist, Tina Turner’s career has spanned more than half a century starting out in 'Nutbush City'. She has travelled through 'Rivers Deep, Mountains High' to win 8 Grammys and sell more concert tickets than any other solo artist! If her mum was called Mary, she would have been Proud! So 'Let’s shake that Tail Feather'.

      BRADFORD DAY 2 THEMES

      BUTTERSHAW BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE
      "Liberty"

        Like bones to a human, the axle to a wheel, the wing to the bird and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life...surely every living creature is at its most beautiful when allowed to be free?

      COCKBURN SCHOOL - SPECIALIST STATUS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
      "A Day at the Races"

        It’s known as ‘The Sport of Kings’ – but not for poor Stan, the racecourse handyman, as he starts yet another thankless day of hard work. Finally the sweeping is done, the drinks are poured and the gates are opened ready for the glamour, drama and excitement of a day at the races. Who will be first past the winning post?

      THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL AT LEEDS
      "Wonderland’s most wanted"

        There are at least two sides to every story. When an intruder enters, Wonderland’s inhabitants take the case to court: who is the stranger? Lewis Carroll’s high fantasy meets the reality of consequence as three witnesses paint very different views of the character we thought we knew. In this bizarre search for justice the only question is “who are you?”

      NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE
      "Pandora's Radio"

        Alex discovers an old radio in the attic which transports him through the different eras of music. From fifties Rock and Roll to the swinging sixties. Strutting through the seventies into the thrilling eighties. The nineties is his last stop before Alex decides it’s time to show us what modern day music has to offer!!

      SPRINGWELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
      "Look at me I'm Sandra Dee"

        One afternoon Sandra Dee took a trip down memory lane over a cuppa tea; a browse through her school year book. From her first day at school, her childhood sweetheart crush, the dilemma of staying focused for her exam and finally prom, she thinks back fondly on those good old days!

      TONG HIGH SCHOOL
      "War of the Waves"

        A curious tale of gems of the sea
        Of pirates and creatures and sea gods to free
        A turbulent journey with twists and close shaves
        Prepare yourselves people for 'War of the Waves'