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The UK Rock Challenge is the British arm of the Global Rock Challenge. The Rock Challenge is an anti-drug and crime-prevention that takes the form of a friendly performing arts competition for schools and colleges. Originating in Australia in the 1980s, it reached UK shores due to Inspector Mark Pontin of the Hampshire Constabulary visiting the country 1995: being so impressed by the event Inspector Martin persuaded the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary to introduce it into their area of the UK. The first UK event took place in Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth in 1996 involving 11 schools and around 750 young people; since then, Rock Challenge has expanded into many areas across the UK; in 2013 45 events are planned.

All the events in the UK are funded by the Be Your Best Foundation (Registered Charity Number 1077291[1]), a non-profit charity set up by the creators of the Rock Challenge in the UK who source funding for the events across the UK.'

The Event[edit]

The premise of the Rock Challenge is that each school puts together an 8-minute dance and drama production on a theme of their choice set to a soundtrack of commercially available music. Over the course of months/weeks schools create their production and finally bring it to an event day held at a professional venue where they spend the day rehearsing and preparing for an evening show where parents, peers, community members, and invited guests attend. During the evening, a panel of judges give verbal feedback on each performance and also scores each piece based on strict criteria. Performances are judged on:

Performance Judge Marks:

  • Choreography (out of 10)
  • Performance Skill (out of 10)
  • Soundtrack (out of 10)

Production Judge Marks:

  • Hair and Make-up (out of 10)
  • Costume (out of 10)
  • Lighting (out of 10)

Drama and Design Judge Marks:

  • Drama (out of 10)
  • Set Design and Function (out of 10)
  • Concept (out of 10)

Each judge also gives the performance a mark for 'Overall Impact' out of 5.

At the end of the evening a prize ceremony is held where a number of awards are presented along with the announcement of the top-scoring schools.

The Rock Challenge message[edit]

The core message of the Be Your Best Rock Challenge is to show young people how they can achieve a 'natural high' on life rather than with the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco - the concept is that through participation in the event at a professional venue with a professional production and technical crew, the students have a realisation that they can achieve a high on life rather than relying on substances; this is emphasised during the event where everyone is warned that if anyone is caught taking drugs or drinking alcohol they will be asked to leave and their team will be deducted overall ranking places (therefore making it impossible for them to win or go further in the competition). Participation in the Rock Challenge has shown to have many other positive effects on participants, schools, and communities other than this including:[2][3][4]

  • Self-esteem
  • Teamwork skills
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Truancy rates
  • Curriculum links
  • Teacher-student relations
  • School-community relations

Concept, history and Australian origins[edit]

Rock Challenge has been running in the UK since 1996 (see above) and has been running as the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge in Australia since 1980 (see History in Rock Eisteddfod Challenge page) and has reached out across the world to New Zealand (Stage Challenge), Japan (Rock Challenge Japan), Germany, South Africa (ARA Be Your BestTM Rock Challenge) and UAE (set up by the British Be Your Best Rock Challenge). Rock Challenge also had a short and small stay in the US, but there has been no known activity since the confirmation of two events for 2004.

Just like in the UK, since its inception in Australia the events have grown in popularity, so much that the National Finals are shown on the Nine Network over a period of weeks on a Saturday Morning (after being previously recorded live). This television coverage has been happening since the early 1990s, but since its UK launch in 1996 it still does not have any major media coverage.

The most famous participant of Rock Challenge in the UK was the actress Emma Watson from the Harry Potter franchise. She participated twice, once in 2006 and once as the Rock Challenge leader in 2007 with her school in Oxford.

Competition format[edit]

Rock Challenge is split into 2 age brackets:

Junior Rock Challenge The Junior Rock Challenge started in the UK in 2005 for participants aged 7–11. Many Junior Rock Challenges events are not full competitions based on the desires of the local schools and sponsors.

Rock Challenge Rock Challenge is for participants aged 11–18. As of 2004, Rock Challenge has been split into 2 competition divisions; the Open and the Premier divisions: In the 'Open' Division:

  • Open Division schools take part in heats across the country. Schools that win their heat (plus many that place 2nd) progress to the Regional Open Grand Final (North or South depending on the heat location).
  • Due to the increasing number of teams entering, there are 2 Open Grand Finals ('A' and 'B') for each region
  • In most cases each Open Grand Final winner (and one of the schools that places second) is promoted to the Premier Division for the following year (if one of the Premier Division schools chooses not to participate in any given year, their Premier Final space may be awarded to the other school that places 2nd at the Open Grand Final or possibly the school that placed 3rd behind the 2nd place promoted school).
  • Throughout the heats and finals, schools also compete for awards which merit the teams' performances in certain aspects of the piece - these range from hair and make up to video performance.

In the 'Premier' Division:

  • In each region there are 12 Premier Division schools in any given year.
  • In the majority of cases, Premier schools are required to showcase their performance before competing at the Regional Premier Grand Final.
  • Premier schools compete against each other in the region's Premier Grand Final where they will compete for ranking places and awards (as per the Open Division).
  • To remain in the Premier Division, schools are required to place in the top nine at the Regional Final, which, added together with the winners and runners-up from the Open Grand Finals, gives you the Premier Schools for the following year.

From 2007, National Awards have also been awarded, judged nationally by a panel of judges new and independent from those at the live events, announcing each division's top schools in each criteria.

Scottish Grand Final As of 2012, schools participating in Scottish events will compete at heats for a place in the Scottish Grand Final held in Dundee. Should a school win the Scottish Grand Final two years in succession they will be given the option of competing in the Northern Region Premier Division for the following year. Should a school win the Scottish Grand Final three years in succession they will be automatically moved into the Northern Region Premier Grand Final for the following year.

National Grand Final In 2009 the UK's first National Grand Final was held at the Sheffield Arena. This consisted of the top 5 schools from each Premier Final along with the top scoring first place from the Open finals (one from the North and one from the South) giving twelve schools: Sandown High School from Sandown, Isle of Wight won this event with their performance 'Cursed' after winning their Open Grand Final.

In 2012 the second UK Rock Challenge National Grand Final was held at the Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes: Kings Langley School, Hertfordshire won this event with their performance entitled 'Swift as a shadow short as any dream.'.

Events and venues[edit]

Since 1996, the Tour has been to many venues around the country and as Rock Challenge has become larger, so have the venues. Even just in the first year it grew from one night and one event to 8 venues and 11 nights.

With the planned National Grand Final, it would bring the biggest ever venue ever used by the Rock Challenge team in the UK, The Sheffield Arena with a capacity up to 12,500 seated (downgraded to 4000 seats for Final).

As of 2012 the events will have taken place in the following towns/cities across the UK:

• Aberdeen • Arbroath • Basingstoke • Belfast • Bournemouth • Bradford • Brighton • Carlisle • Crawley • Croydon • Derby • Dundee • Eastbourne • Grantham • Grimsby • Hackney • Hemel Hempstead • Hull • Inverness • Leeds • Lincoln • London (central) • Manchester • Margate • Milton Keynes • North Finchley • Portsmouth • Reading • Sheffield • Skegness • Southampton • St Albans • Stevenage • York

Sponsors[edit]

The Be Your Best Foundation is always looking for sponsorship, because they are a charity and this sponsor helps to put on the events. There is a wide range of sponsors, but not as internationally known as the Australian sponsorship is (like Calvin Klein for one). In certain areas where the Rock Challenge is there is major backing and sponsorship from the local police force (partly because the introduction to the UK was with the backing of the Hampshire Constabulary). The One Network Radio stations like Heart FM(formerly known as 2CR FM), Southern FM, Chiltern Radio are also sponsors in their area and this way the Rock Challenge also some times use local presenters from the Radio Stations. Other Radio stations which are not owned by The One Network are also used for sponsorship (for example both from the Yorkshire Radio Network: The Pulse & Viking FM; Independently owned Lincolnshire based Lincs FM and finally Belfast's Downtown Radio). Other campaigns for good health, to tackle drugs & alcohol and to promote a better community also appear in the sponsorship. Just like the Police forces in Rock Challenge tour areas, all the local city and borough councils promote the Rock Challenge (but in the London area there is no definitive sponsorship or backing from the Police or city council). For the Finals, the sponsorship changes slightly because all the finals are presented by the insurance company Ansvar Insurance (which ironically has an Australian parent company) which is a company which helps non-profit organizations and individuals like Charities, helping by investing in certain organizations which work firstly and foremostly in alcohol and drug education (Ansvar Insurance (UK) Website). In the early announcements over the 2009 national finals[5] it has been said that the success of the event is down highly to the sponsorship gained, to help the staging of the biggest event yet.

Results[edit]

Since its inception in 1996, many UK Rock Challenge events have taken place up and down the nation; below is a full chronological list of results (announced places) from the very first event to the present day:

1996[edit]


1996 Be Your Best Rock Challenge
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire

1st Place Victory-Land Children's Theatre Group, Southsea, Hampshire Things that go bump in the night
2nd Place Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire
3rd Place Cantell School, Southampton, Hampshire

Awards:

Cantell School, Southampton, Hampshire Most Outstanding Set Design and Staging
King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Most Outstanding Backstage Crew
Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire Most Outstanding Concept
Brune Park Community School, Gosport, Hampshire Most Outstanding Lighting Design
Portsmouth YMCA, Portsmouth, Hampshire Most Outstanding Make-up
Victory-Land Children's Theatre Group, Southsea, Hampshire Most Outstanding Costume

Most Outstanding Soundtrack

The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire Most Outstanding Choreography

1997[edit]


1997 Be Your Best Croydon Rock Challenge
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, Surrey
Wednesday, February 26

1st Place Hurstmere Boys Secondary School, Sidcup, Kent British Bulldog
2nd Place Eltham Hill Secondary School, Eltham, Greenwich Dance Until Dawn
3rd Place Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke, Greenwich Spiritual High

Awards:

Chislehurst and Sidcup, Sidcup, Kent The Purrfect Pounce Best Hair and Make-up

BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Metropolitan Police Award for Best Stage Crew

Eltham Hill Secondary School, Eltham, Greenwich Dance Until Dawn Night and Day Award for Best Concept
Hurstmere Boys Secondary School, Sidcup, Kent British Bulldog Tacking Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Award for Best Soundtrack
Award for Best Choreography

St Thomas More, West Grinstead, West Sussex Title unknown Greenwich Safer Cities Award for Best Set Design and Staging

Award for Best Lighting Design

Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke, Greenwich Spiritual High
The Welling School, Welling, Kent They Don't Really Care About Us Greenwich Borough Council Award for Best Drama Skills

Encouragement Award

1997 Get Real Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day One
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday, March 4

1st Place Park Community College, Leigh Park, Hampshire Step Back in Time
2nd Place City of Portsmouth Girls’ School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Fit for Life
3rd Place Crookhorn Community School, Waterlooville, Hampshire A Devil of a Dream

Awards:

Brune Park Community College, Gosport, Hampshire Is This The World We've Created? Sony Award for Best Soundtrack

Gosport Borough Council Award for Best Lighting Design

City of Portsmouth Girls’ School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Fit for Life Portsmouth Safer Cities' Award for Best Set Design and Staging
Crookhorn Community School, Waterlooville, Hampshire A Devil of a Dream Wella Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Choreography

Frogmore Community College, Yateley, Hampshire Title unknown Night and Day Award for Best Concept
King Richard School Team One, Portsmouth, Hampshire Love at Third Sight Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew

Hampshire Police Authority Student Leadership Award

Park Community College, Leigh Park, Hampshire Step Back in Time Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Hampshire County Council Award for Best Drama Skills

St Luke's C of E School, Southsea, Hampshire They Have Landed Hampshire Police Authority Encouragement Award

Hampton Trust Performers' Performers Award

Victory-Land Theatre School, Southsea, Hampshire Do You Believe In Magic? BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

Producer's Award for Excellence

1997 Get Real Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day Two
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Thursday, March 5

1st Place King Richard School Team One, Portsmouth, Hampshire We are the Future
2nd Place Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex Lady Heroin
3rd Place Tideway School, Newhaven, East Sussex A Taste of Honey

Awards:

King Richard School Team Two, Portsmouth, Hampshire We are the Future Portsmouth Safer Cities Award for Best Set Design and Staging

Hampton Trust Performers' Performers Award
Gosport Borough Council Award for Best Lighting Design

Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire Hooray for Hollywood Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design
Portsmouth YMCA, Portsmouth, Hampshire Feel the Rhythm Wella Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Producer's Award for Excellence

Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex Lady Heroin Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Choreography

Sony Award for Best Soundtrack

St Edmund's Catholic School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Title unknown BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Tideway School, Newhaven, East Sussex A Taste of Honey Night and Day Award for Best Concept
Wildern School Team One, Hedge End, Hampshire Girl Power Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew

Hampshire Police Authority Student Leadership Award

Wildern School Team Two, Hedge End, Hampshire A Space to Grow Hampshire County Council Award for Best Drama Skills

1997 Get Real 2CR FM Be Your Best Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset
Friday, March 7

1st Place The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset Psychedelia
2nd Place Youth Dance On A Day on the Bridge
3rd Place Corfe Hills School, Poole, Dorset Famous People

Awards:

The Bicknell School, Bournemouth, Dorset Our Story Night and Day Award for Best Concept

2CR FM Award for Best Soundtrack

Corfe Hills School, Poole, Dorset Famous People Award for Best Drama Skills

BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

Highcliffe School, Christchurch, Dorset Aspects of American Culture Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Award for Best Lighting Design

Oakmead College of Technology, Bournemouth, Dorset Dance to the End of the Line Performers' Performers Award
The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset Psychedelia Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Dorset Police Award for Best Stage Crew
Bournemouth Borough Council Award for Best Choreography

Youth Dance On A Day on the Bridge Award for Best Set Design and Staging

1997 Get Real 2-Ten FM Be Your Best Basingstoke Rock Challenge
The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Wednesday, March 12

1st Place Wavell School Team One, Farnborough, Hampshire Dreamers Cafe
2nd Place Wavell School Team Two, Farnborough, Hampshire Games Without Frontiers
3rd Place The Hurst Community School, Baughurst, Hampshire Dance in the 20th Century

Awards:

Fort Hill Community School, Basingstoke, Hampshire Kaleidescope BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

Hampshire Police Authority Encouragement Award

The Hurst Community School, Baughurst, Hampshire Dance in the 20th Century Night and Day Award for Best Concept

Sony Award for Best Soundtrack
Award for Best Lighting Design

Richard Aldworth School, Basingstoke, Hampshire Be The Best You Can Be Wella Award for Best Hair and Make Up

Hampton Trust Performers' Performers Award

Wavell School Team One, Farnborough, Hampshire Dreamers Cafe Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew

Wavell School Team Two, Farnborough, Hampshire Games Without Frontiers Award for Best Set Design and Staging

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council Award for Best Choreography
Hampshire County Council Award for Best Drama Skills

1997 Get Real Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Friday, March 14

1st Place Cantell Secondary School, Southampton, Hampshire That's Entertainment
2nd Place Alderman Quilley School, Eastleigh, Hampshire Our Beautiful Neighbourhood
3rd Place Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight Staying Alive


Awards:

Cantell Secondary School, Southampton, Hampshire That's Entertainment Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Southampton Council Award for Best Choreography
Hampshire County Council Award for Best Drama Skills
BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight Staying Alive Award for Best Set Design and Staging
Alderman Quilley School, Eastleigh, Hampshire Our Beautiful Neighbourhood Wella Award for Best Hair and Make Up

Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew

Redbridge Community School, Southampton, Hampshire From Hatred to Hate Night and Day Award for Best Concept

Sony Award for Best Soundtrack

Woodlands Community College, Southampton, Hampshire Life's Journey Hampshire Police Authority Award for Best Lighting Design

Performers' Performers Award

1997 Lifestyle Be Your Best Hull Rock Challenge
Hull New Theatre, Hull
Wednesday, March 19

1st Place Baysgarth School, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire Title unknown
2nd Place Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown
3rd Place Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Title unknown


Awards:

Baysgarth School, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire Title unknown BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Night and Day Award for Best Concept

Prince's Trust Award for Best Drama Skills

Hornsea School, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Foundation for Sports and the Arts Award for Best Choreography

Encouragement Award

Howden School, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Provident Finance Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Title unknown Award for Best Set Design and Staging
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Award for Best Soundtrack

Humberside Police Award for Best Stage Crew

Withernsea High School, Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Lifestyle Award for Best Lighting Design

Performers' Performers Award

1997 Be Your Best Fox FM Oxford Rock Challenge
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Friday, April 11

1st Place Peers School, Oxford, Oxfordshire The Other Side of Life
2nd Place King Alfred's School East, Wantage, Oxfordshire The Party
3rd Place Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, Oxfordshire Space


Awards:

King Alfred's School East, Wantage, Oxfordshire Example Fox FM Award for Best Soundtrack

Award for Best Lighting Design
BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

King Alfred's School West, Wantage, Oxfordshire The Best of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s Encouragement Award

Student Leadership Award
Performers' Performers Award

Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, Oxfordshire Space Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Student Leadership Award

Peers School, Oxford, Oxfordshire The Other Side of Life Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Night and Day Award for Best Concept
Thames Valley Police Award for Best Stage Crew

Sparkle Stage Set Dancing in the Street Oxford Safer Cities Award for Best Set Design and Staging

Award for Best Choreography
Award for Best Drama Skills

1997 Be Your Best The Pulse Bradford Rock Challenge
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Monday, April 14

1st Place The Ridings School, Halifax, West Yorkshire Bad Press
2nd Place Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire Drugs and Rave
3rd Place Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Walls and Bridges


Awards:

Buttershaw High School, Bradford, West Yorkshire Peer Pressure Provident Finance Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Night and Day Award for Best Concept
The Pulse of West Yorkshire Award for Best Soundtrack

Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Walls and Bridges Award for Best Set Design and Staging

West Yorkshire Police Award for Best Drama Skills

Queensbury School, Bradford, West Yorkshire HIV and the Blood Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design

Award for Best Lighting Design
Encouragement Award

The Ridings School, Halifax, West Yorkshire Bad Press Award for Best Choreography

Award for Best Stage Crew

Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire Drugs and Rave BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

Performers' Performers Award

1997 Be Your Best The Pulse Rock Challenge Northern Grand Final
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Tuesday, April 15

1st Place Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Walls and Bridges
2nd Place Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown
3rd Place South Hunsley School, Melton, East Ridings of Yorkshire Title unknown


Awards:

Baysgarth School, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire Title unknown Provident Financial Award for Best Hair and Make-up

Prince's Trust Award for Best Lighting Design

Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Foundation for Sport and the Arts Award for Award for Best Choreography
Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Title unknown BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

Performers' Performers Award

Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Walls and Bridges West Yorkshire Police Award for Best Drama Skills
The Ridings School, Halifax, West Yorkshire Bad Press Night and Day Award for Best Concept

The Pulse of West Yorkshire Award for Best Soundtrack
Lifestyle Award for Best Stage Crew

South Hunsley School, Melton, East Ridings of Yorkshire Title unknown Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire Drugs and Rave Best Set Design and Staging

Encouragement Award

1997 Be Your Best Get Real Rock Challenge Southern Grand Final
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Thursday, April 17

1st Place Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex Lady Heroin
2nd Place Wavell School Team Two, Farnborough, Hampshire Games Without Frontiers
3rd Place King Richard School Team Two, Portsmouth, Hampshire We are the Future


Awards:

Cantell Secondary School, Southampton, Hampshire That's Entertainment Hampshire County Council Award for Best Drama Skills
City of Portsmouth Girls’ School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Fit for Life Tackling Drugs Together Award for Best Costume Design
Student Leadership Award
Hurstmere Boys Secondary School, Sidcup, Kent British Bulldog Night and Day Award for Best Concept
Southampton City Council Encouragement Award
King Richard School Team Two, Portsmouth, Hampshire We are the Future Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Lighting Design
Park Community College, Leigh Park, Hampshire Step Back in Time BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Hampton Trust Performers' Performers Award
Peers School, Oxford, Oxfordshire The Other Side of Life Hampshire Police Authority Award for Best Stage Crew
The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset Psychedelia Shockwaves Award for Best Hair and Make-up
Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex Lady Heroin Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Choreography
Wavell School Team One, Farnborough, Hampshire Dreamers Cafe Sony Award for Best Soundtrack
Wavell School Team Two, Farnborough, Hampshire Games Without Frontiers Safer Cities Award for Best Set Design and Staging

1998[edit]


1998 Get Real 2-Ten FM Be Your Best Basingstoke Rock Challenge
The Anvil, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Tuesday, March 2

1st Place The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire Life - But not as we know it
2nd Place Fort Hill Community School Team Two, Basingstoke, Hampshire The Dance Expresses Our Lives
3rd Place The Hurst Community School, Baughurst, Hampshire Earth Spirit


Awards:

Churchfield School, Swindon, Wiltshire All Different All Equal Hampshire County Council Award for Best Drama Skills
Hampshire Police Authority Encouragement Award
Fort Hill Community School Team Two, Basingstoke, Hampshire The Dance Expresses Our Lives Hampshire Probation Service Award for Best Costume Design
2 Ten FM Award for Best Soundtrack
Fort Hill Community School Team Three, Basingstoke, Hampshire Death and Rebirth Motorola Award for Best Concept
Basingstoke and North Hampshire DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
The Hurst Community School, Baughurst, Hampshire Earth Spirit Hampton Tryst Performers’ Performers Award
Basingtoke and Deane Borough Council Award for Best Set Design and Staging
Hampshire Training and Enterprise Council Award for Student Leadership
Richard Aldworth School, Basingstoke, Hampshire Self Image Wella Award for Best Hair and Make-up
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire Life - But not as we know it BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
British Aerospace Award for Best Choreography
Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew

1998 Get Real Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Thursday, March 5

1st Place Wildern School Seniors, Hedge End, Hampshire Treading the Fine Line
2nd Place Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight Millennium Dance
3rd Place Brune Park School Title unknown


Awards:

Alderman Quilley School, Eastleigh, Hampshire Dare to be different Best Set Design and Staging
Brune Park School Title unknown Best Hair and Make-up
Hampshire Training and Enterprise Council Award for Student Leadership
Southampton and SW Hampshire DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight Millennium Dance Hampshire Probation Service Award for Best Costume Design
Gosport Borough Council Award for Best Choreography
Redbridge School, Southampton, Hampshire Title unknown Best Soundtrack
Southampton City Council Award for Best Concept
Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
Ryde High School, Ryde, Isle of Wight James Bond - A Bond for Life Eastleigh Borough Council Award for Best Drama Skills
Hampton Trust Performers’ Performers Award
Wildern School Juniors, Hedge End, Hampshire Title unknown Hampshire Police Authority Encouragement Award
Wildern School Seniors, Hedge End, Hampshire Treading the Fine Line BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

1998 Get Real 2CR FM Be Your Best Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset
Friday, March 6

1st Place Highcliffe School, Christchurch, Dorset Africa
2nd Place The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset Fatal Fashion
3rd Place Carter School, Poole, Dorset Choices


Awards:

Arnewood School, New Milton, Hampshire Choose Life - The New Future Best Costume Design
Dorset Police Award for Best Stage Crew
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
Carter School, Poole, Dorset Choices BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Glenmoor School, Bournemouth, Dorset Global Peace Performers’ Performers Award
Police Partnership Trust Award for Best Concept
Highcliffe School, Christchurch, Dorset Africa Best Set Design and Staging
Lytchett Minster School, Poole, Dorset Cognition Best Hair and Make-up
Borough of Poole Award for Best Drama Skills
Martin Kemp-Welch School, Poole, Dorset Danger Disguised Encouragement Award
Oakmead College of Technology, Poole Dorset Heaven and Hell 2CR FM Award for Best Soundtrack
Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset Fatal Fashion Best Choreography

1998 Get Real Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day One
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Monday, March 9

1st Place The Hayling School, Hayling Island, Hampshire Our Lives
2nd Place Mayville High School 007 Girl Power
3rd Place City of Portsmouth Girls' School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Out of a Picture


Awards:

The Blandford School, Blandford Forum, Dorset Title unknown Best Hair and Make-up
City of Portsmouth Girls' School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Out of a Picture Hampshire Probation Award for Best Costume Design
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
The Hayling School, Hayling Island, Hampshire Our Lives Best Choreography
Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Concept
King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Title unknown Encouragement Award
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
Mayville High School 007 Girl Power BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
St Edmund's Catholic School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Title unknown Hampton Trust Performers’ Performers Award
Best Set Design and Staging
South Downs College, Waterlooville, Hampshire Title unknown Best Soundtrack
Portsmouth Safer Cities Award for Best Drama Skills
Hampshire Training and Enterprise Council Award for Student Leadership
Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew

1998 Get Real Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day Two
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday, March 10

1st Place Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire Sisters Are Doin' It
2nd Place Crookhorn School, Waterlooville, Hampshire Wheel of Fortune
3rd Place King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Title unknown


Awards:

City of Portsmouth Girls’ School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Title unknown Portsmouth Safer Cities Award for Best Drama Skills
Best Set Design and Staging
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Crookhorn School, Waterlooville, Hampshire Wheel of Fortune -
Frogmore Community College, Yateley, Hampshire Title unknown Hampshire Probation Award for Best Costume Design
Hampshire Police Authority Encouragement Award
King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Title unknown Best Soundtrack
Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire Sisters Are Doin' It BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Best Choreography
St Luke's School, Southsea, Hampshire Title unknown Best Hair and Make-up
Hampton Trust Performers’ Performers Award
Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Concept
Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew
Stonar School, Cottles Park, Wiltshire Title unknown Hampshire Training and Enterprise Council Award for Student Leadership
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design

1998 Lifestyle Be Your Best Hull Rock Challenge
Hull New Theatre, Hull
Tuesday, March 17

1st Place Cottingham School, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It
2nd Place Baysgarth School, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire Good v Evil
3rd Place Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Hope
4th Place Newland School for Girls, Hull Metamorphosis


Awards:

Baysgarth School, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire Good v Evil Best Hair and Make-up
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
Cottingham School, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Performers’ Performers Award
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Hope British Aerospace Award for Best Set Design and Staging
Hornsea School, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Best Soundtrack
Encouragement Award
Howden School, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire Title unknown Best Drama Skills
Kingston School, Hull Title unknown Lifestyle Award for Best Concept
Newland School for Girls, Hull Metamorphosis Foundation for Sport and the Arts Award for Best Choreography
Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
Hull and East Riding DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Sydney Smith School, Hull Theme unknown Best Costume Design
Humberside Police Award for Best Stage Crew

1998 Be Your Best The Pulse Leeds Rock Challenge
Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Friday, March 20

1st Place John Smeaton School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Junk
2nd Place Sowerby Bridge School, Calderdale, West Yorkshire Life - Is the Grass Greener?
3rd Place Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Down but not out
4th Place City of Leeds School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Roots of Youth


Awards:

City of Leeds School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Roots of Youth Best Concept
Copperfields College, Leeds, West Yorkshire Title unknown’' BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
John Smeaton School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Junk Business in the Community Award for Student Leadership
Matthew Murray School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Title unknown Encouragement Award
Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Down But Not Out -
Ralph Thoresby School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Title unknown Best Soundtrack
Rastrick High School, Rastrick, West Yorkshire Title unknown Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
The Ridings School, Halifax, West Yorkshire Title unknown Best Set Design and Staging
Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire Title unknown Best Costume Design
West Yorkshire Police Award for Best Stage Crew
St Michael’s College, Leeds, West Yorkshire Title unknown Best Drama Skills
Sowerby Bridge School, Calderdale, West Yorkshire Life - Is the Grass Greener? Performers’ Performers Award
Best Choreography
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire Title unknown Best Hair and Make-up

1998 Lifestyle Be Your Best Grimsby Rock Challenge
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Tuesday, March 24

1st Place Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire All Things Are Connected
2nd Place The Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Arms Around the World
3rd Place South Hunsley School Team Two, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire Pollution on Planet Earth
4th Place Woldgate College, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire Womens Work


Awards:

De Aston School, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Feel Free to Scream Best Soundtrack
South Humber DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Encouragement Award
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
Hessle High School, Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire Dance Thru a Decade BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Performers’ Performers Award
Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
The Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Arms Around the World Best Drama Skills
Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire All Things Are Connected Best Costume Design
Foundation for Sport and the Arts Award for Best Choreography
South Hunsley School Team One, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire Don’t Feed the Plants Lifestyle Award for Best Concept
Humberside Police Award for Best Stage Crew
South Hunsley School Team Two, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire Pollution on Planet Earth British Aerospace Award for Best Set Design and Staging
Woldgate College, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire Womens Work Best Hair and Make-up

1998 Be Your Best Fox FM Oxford Rock Challenge
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Thursday, March 26

1st Place Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Women
2nd Place Banbury School, Banbury, Oxfordshire Tess of the d'Urbervilles
3rd Place The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire And nothing but the truth


Awards:

Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Women Best Drama Skills
Banbury School, Banbury, Oxfordshire Tess of the d'Urbervilles Best Choreography
Headington School, Oxford, Oxfordshire Dancing Thru the Ages BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Performers’ Performers Award
Hugh Faringdon School, Reading, Berkshire Bullying Around the World Buckinghamshire DAT Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
King Alfred's School West, Wantage, Oxfordshire Darkness to Light Best Hair and Make-up
Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
Lord William’s School, Thame, Oxfordshire Speed Thames Valley Partnership Award for Best Concept
Thames Valley Police Award for Best Stage Crew
The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire And nothing but the truth Best Set Design and Staging
Peers Upper School, Oxford, Oxfordshire And Nothing But The Truth Fox FM Award for Best Soundtrack
Encouragement Award
Sir William Ramsay School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire Haunted House Best Costume Design

1998 Be Your Best Brighton Rock Challenge
The Dome, Brighton
Friday, March 27

1st Place Davison High School, Worthing, West Sussex Tomorrow Never Knows
2nd Place Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex Title unknown
3rd Place St Thomas More School, West Grinstead, West Sussex Title unknown


Awards:

Beacon School, Crowborough, East Sussex Title unknown Best Concept
Davison High School, Worthing, West Sussex Tomorrow Never Knows Best Drama Skills
Performers’ Performers Award
Best Choreography
Sussex Police Award for Best Stage Crew
Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex Title unknown Best Set Design and Staging
St Thomas More School Title unknown Best Hair and Make-up
Best Costume Design
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke, Greenwich Title unknown Best Soundtrack
Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Encouragement Award
Tideway School, Newhaven, East Sussex Title unknown BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance

1998 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Southern Grand Final
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday, March 31

1st Place City of Portsmouth Girls' School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Out of a Picture
2nd Place Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire Sisters Are Doin' It
3rd Place Wildern School Seniors, Hedge End, Hampshire Treading the Fine Line


Awards:

Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Women Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
Banbury School, Banbury, Oxfordshire Tess of the d'Urbervilles Best Drama Skills
City of Portsmouth Girls' School, Portsmouth, Hampshire Out of a Picture Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Crookhorn School, Waterlooville, Hampshire Wheel of Fortune Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Stage Crew
Davison High School, Worthing, West Sussex Tomorrow Never Knows Best Choreography
Fort Hill Community School Team Two, Basingstoke, Hampshire The Dance Expresses Our Lives Performers’ Performers Award
The Hayling School, Hayling Island, Hampshire Our Lives Motorola Award for Best Concept
Highcliffe School, Christchurch, Dorset Africa Encouragement Award
Mayville High School 007 Girl Power Best Set Design and Staging
Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight Millennium Dance BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire Sisters Are Doin' It Best Costume Design
The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset Fatal Fashion Mitsubishi Award for Best Soundtrack
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire Life - But not as we know it Best Hair and Make-up
Wildern School Seniors, Hedge End, Hampshire Treading the Fine Line Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design

1998 Lifestyle Be Your Best Grimsby Rock Challenge
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Tuesday, March 24

1st Place Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire 'Hope
2nd Place The Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Arms Around the World
3rd Place South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire Pollution on Planet Earth
4th Place John Smeaton School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Junk


Awards:

Baysgarth School, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire Good v Evil West Yorkshire Police Award for Best Set Design and Staging
Daihatsu Award for Best Lighting Design
City of Leeds School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Roots of Youth Best Choreography
Cottingham School, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It Best Hair and Make-up
Achievement in Drug Awareness
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire 'Hope -
John Smeaton School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Junk Performers’ Performers
The Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire Arms Around the World Best Soundtrack
Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire All Things Are Connected BT Award for Most Entertaining Performance
Lifestyle Award for Best Stage Crew
Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire Down but not out Best Drama Skills
Newland School for Girls, Hull Metamorphosis Producer’s Award for Student Leadership
Humberside Police Encouragement Award
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire Pollution on Planet Earth -
Sowerby Bridge School, Calderdale, West Yorkshire Life - Is the Grass Greener? Best Costume Design
Woldgate College, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire Women's Work Mitsubishi Award for Best Concept

1999[edit]


1999 Get Real Be Your Best Power FM Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day One
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Monday 1 February

1st Place
Cowes High School, Cowes, Isle of Wight
2nd Place
Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire
3rd Place
Staunton Park Community School, Havant, Hampshire

1999 Get Real Be Your Best Power FM Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day Two
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday 2 February

1st Place
King Richard Secondary School Team Two, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Smash the Camera
2nd Place
South Downs College, Waterlooville, Hampshire
3rd Place
Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire

1999 Get Real Be Your Best 2CRFM Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset
Wednesday 3 February

1st Place
Corfe Hills School, Poole, Dorset
2nd Place
Blandford School, Blandford Forum, Dorset
3rd Place
The Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset

1999 Be Your Best London Rock Challenge
Drury Lane Theatre, London
Sunday 7 February

1st Place
Peers Technology College, Oxford, Oxfordshire - The Lost Ones
Joint 2nd Place
The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Joint 2nd Place
Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell, Powys

1999 Be Your Best Reading Rock Challenge
The Hexagon, Reading, Berkshire
Monday 8 February

1st Place
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire
2nd Place
Frogmore Community College, Yateley, Hampshire
3rd Place
Fort Hill Community College Team Two, Basingstoke, Hampshire

1999 Be Your Best Fox FM Oxford Rock Challenge Day One
The Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tuesday 9 February

1st Place
The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire - UHF
2nd Place
Peers Technology College, Oxford, Oxfordshire
3rd Place
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

1999 Be Your Best Fox FM Oxford Rock Challenge Day Two
The Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Wednesday 10 February

1st Place
Sir William Ramsay School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire
2nd Place
Headington School, Oxford, Oxfordshire
3rd Place
Lord Williams's School, Thame, Oxfordshire

1999 Get Real Be Your Best Power FM Southampton Rock Challenge
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshrie
Thursday 25 February

1st Place
Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
2nd Place
Wildern School Seniors, Hedge End, Hampshire
3rd Place
Cantell Secondary School, Southampton, Hampshire - It's Just an Illusion

1999 Lifestyle Viking FM Be Your Best Hull Rock Challenge
Hull City Hall, Hull
Monday 1 March

1st Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
2nd Place
Cottingham High School, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire
3rd Place
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire

1999 Lifestyle Viking FM Be Your Best Grimsby Rock Challenge
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Wednesday 3 March

1st Place
Healing Comprehensive School, Healing, North East Lincolnshire
2nd Place
Woldgate School, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire
3rd Place
The Lindsey School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

1999 On the Beat Galaxy 102 Be Your Best Manchester Rock Challenge
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 16 March

1st Place
Astley St Mary's School, Astley, Manchester
2nd Place
George Tomlinson School, Kearsley, Bolton
3rd Place
Stainburn School, Workington, Cumbria

1999 Be Your Best Downtown Radio Belfast Rock Challenge
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Thursday 18 March

1st Place
Ashfield Girls' High School Belfast
2nd Place
Our Lady of Mercy School, Belfast
3rd Place
St Joseph's School, Belfast

1999 Be Your Best The Pulse Bradford Rock Challenge
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Monday 22 March

1st Place
City of Leeds School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2nd Place
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
3rd Place
Ralph Thoresby High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire

1999 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Northern Grand Final
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Thursday 24 March

1st Place
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire
2nd Place
Woldgate School, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire
3rd Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

1999 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Southern Grand Final
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Saturday 26 March

1st Place
Cantell Secondary School, Southampton, Hampshire - It's Just An Illusion
2nd Place
King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Smash the Camera
3rd Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast

2000[edit]


2000 Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day One
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Monday 28 February

1st Place
Cowes High School, Cowes, Isle of Wight
2nd Place
King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire
3rd Place
Crookhorn Community School, Waterlooville, Hampshire

2000 Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day Two
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday 29 February

1st Place
King Richard School, Portsmouth, Hampshire
2nd Place
City of Portsmouth Girls' School, Portsmouth, Hampshire
3rd Place
Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire

2000 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Thursday 2 March

1st Place
Brune Park Community School, Gosport, Hampshire
2nd Place
Frogmore Community School, Yateley, Hampshire
3rd Place
Wildern School Juniors, Hedge End, Hampshire

2000 Be Your Best Eastbourne Rock Challenge
Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Wednesday 8 March

1st Place
Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex
2nd Place
Tideway School, Newhaven, East Sussex
3rd Place
Lindfield School, Eastbourne, East Sussex

2000 Be Your Best Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset
Friday 10 March

1st Place
Lytchett Minster School, Poole, Dorset
2nd Place
Highcliffe School Team One, Christchurch, Dorset
3rd Place
Oakmead College of Technology, Bournemouth, Dorset

2000 Be Your Best Oxford Rock Challenge
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Monday 13 March

1st Place
Peers Technology College, Oxford, Oxfordshire
2nd Place
Lord William's School, Thame, Oxfordshire
3rd Place
Sir William Ramsay School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

2000 Be Your Best Basingstoke Rock Challenge
The Anvil, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Thursday 16 March

1st Place
Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire - Hooray for Hollywood
2nd Place
Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
3rd Place
St Sampson's School, St Sampson's, Guernsey

2000 Lifestyle Be Your Best Hull Rock Challenge
Hull New Theatre, Hull
Monday 20 March

1st Place
Hornsea School, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
2nd Place
Cottingham High School, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire
3rd Place
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire

2000 Lifestyle Be Your Best Grimsby Rock Challenge
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Wednesday 22 March

1st Place
Hereford School, Westward Ho, North East Lincolnshire
2nd Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
3rd Place
Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

2000 Be Your Best Croydon Rock Challenge
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, Surrey
Monday 27 March

1st Place
Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell, Powys - Actions Speak Louder
2nd Place
Brynmawr School, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale
3rd Place
The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

2000 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day One
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Wednesday 29 March

1st Place
Ralph Thoresby High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2nd Place
John Smeaton High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
3rd Place
St Michael's College, Leeds, West Yorkshire

2000 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day Two
St George's Theatre, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Thursday 30 March

1st Place
City of Leeds School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2nd Place
Thornton Grammar School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
3rd Place
Stainburn School, Workington, Cumbria

2000 Be Your Best Belfast Rock Challenge
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Thursday 13 April

1st Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast
2nd Place
Our Lady of Mercy High School, Belfast
3rd Place
Newbridge Integrated College, Banbridge, County Down

2000 Be Your Best Milton Keynes Rock Challenge
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Wednesday 3 May

1st Place
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
2nd Place
Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
3rd Place
Lord William's School, Thame, Oxfordshire

2000 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Northern Grand Final
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

1st Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast
2nd Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
3rd Place
Ralph Thoresby High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire

2000 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Southern Grand Final
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire

1st Place
Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell, Powys - Actions Speak Louder
2nd Place
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
3rd Place
Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire - Hooray for Hollywood

2001[edit]


2001 Be Your Best Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset
Monday 26 February

1st Place
Corfe Hills School, Poole, Dorset - It's a Media World
2nd Place
Oakmead College of Technology, Bournemouth, Dorset - Mission Impossible 3
3rd Place
The Blandford School, Blandford Forum, Dorset - Mystical Fantasy

2001 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day One
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Thursday 1 March

1st Place
Cowes High School, Cowes, Isle of Wight - From Rags to Riches
2nd Place
The Hamble School, Hamble, Hampshire - Disorder and Dance
3rd Place
St Anne's Convent School, Southampton, Hampshire - Television Overload

2001 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day Two
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Friday 2 March

1st Place
Court Moor School, Fleet, Hampshire - A Better Way - Look To The Future
2nd Place
Lycee 1er Francois, Le Havre, France - Angel?
3rd Place
Wildern School Juniors, Hedge End, Hampshire - Popcorn

2001 Be Your Best Oxford Rock Challenge Day One
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Wednesday 7 March

1st Place
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire - Take the Bull by the Horns
2nd Place
Lord Grey School, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire - Out of the Light
3rd Place
Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell, Powys - Carpe Diem - Seize the Moment

2001 Be Your Best Oxford Rock Challenge Day Two
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Thursday 8 March

1st Place
Lord William's School and Chinnor Autistic Unit, Thame, Oxfordshire - The Power of Compulsion
2nd Place
Abingdon College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire - Rehabilitation
3rd Place
Cooper School, Bicester, Oxfordshire - Time Warp

2001 Be Your Best Hemel Hempstead Rock Challenge
Dacorum Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Wednesday 14 March

1st Place
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire - Dancing with the Missing
2nd Place
John F Kennedy School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Take the Power Back
3rd Place
Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Brave New World

2001 Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day One
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Monday 19 March

1st Place
St Luke's School, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Street Life
2nd Place
Priory School, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Communication Through The Ages
3rd Place
King Richard School Team One, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Are You Scared Yet?

2001 Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day Two
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday 20 March

1st Place
King Richard School Team Two, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Girlz In The Hood
2nd Place
Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire - Nightmare!
3rd Place
Osborne Middle School, East Cowes, Isle of Wight - Are You Sitting Comfortably?

2001 Lifestyle Be Your Best Grimsby Rock Challenge
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Wednesday 28 March

1st Place
Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire - Elementary Balance
2nd Place
Healing Comprehensive School, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire - Awakening
3rd Place
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire - Conquer Your Dark Side

2001 Lifestyle Be Your Best Bridlington Rock Challenge
The Spa, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
Friday 30 March

1st Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire - A Native American Legend
2nd Place
Hornsea School, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire - Best of British
3rd Place
Merlyn Rees High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire - A Higher Level

2001 Be Your Best Belfast Rock Challenge
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Wednesday 4 April

1st Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast - The Sky's the Limit
2nd Place
Larkin Community College, Dublin - Garden of Life
3rd Place
Belfast Model School, Belfast - Walk of Life

2001 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day One
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Tuesday 24 April

1st Place
John Smeaton Community High School, Leeds, West Yorkshire - Parental Guidance
2nd Place
Copperfields College, Leeds, West Yorkshire - Descent
3rd Place
Earlsheaton Community High School, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - The Disappeared

2001 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day Two
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Wednesday 25 April

1st Place
City of Leeds School, Leeds, West Yorkshire - Alpha-Omega
2nd Place
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - The Celebration of Creation
3rd Place
Hanson School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Nightmare

2001 Be Your Best Carlisle Rock Challenge
The Sands Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria
Friday 4 May

1st Place
Stainburn School, Workington, Cumbria - High Kicking
2nd Place
Peterhead Academy, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire - U.S.A. OK/No Way!
3rd Place
Whitehaven School, Whitehaven, Cumbria - Silva

2001 Be Your Best Croydon Rock Challenge
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, Surrey
Wednesday 9 May

1st Place
Davison High School, Worthing, West Sussex - Outraged
2nd Place
Brynmawr School, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale - War
3rd Place
St Thomas More School, West Grinstead, West Sussex - Life in London

2001 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Southern Region Grand Final
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Monday 21 May

1st Place
King Richard School Team Two, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Girlz In The Hood
2nd Place
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire - Dancing with the Missing
3rd Place
Davison High School, Worthing, West Sussex - Outraged

2001 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Northern Region Grand Final
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Saturday 26 May

1st Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast - The Sky's the Limit
2nd Place
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - The Celebration of Creation
3rd Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire - A Native American Legend

2002[edit]


2002 Be Your Best Aberdeen Rock Challenge
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Wednesday 13 February

1st Place
Peterhead Academy, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire - When The Boat Comes In
2nd Place
Westhill Academy, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire - Tribes
3rd Place
Mackie Academy, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire - The Good, The Bad and the Sixties!

2002 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day One
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Wednesday 27 February

1st Place
Cowes High School, Cowes, Isle of Wight - Elemental
2nd Place
Staunton Park Community School, Havant, Hampshire - Newsflash – Teenagers our of Control!
3rd Place
Solent Middle School, Cowes, Isle of Wight - Exhibiting the Future

2002 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day Two
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Thursday 28 February

1st Place
Ryde High School, Ryde, Isle of Wight - Caped Fear
2nd Place
Highcliffe School Team Two, Christchurch, Dorset - Love and Rejection
3rd Place
Lycee Francois Premier, Le Havre, France - Nobody’s Perfect

2002 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day Three
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Friday 1 March

1st Place
Regents Park Juniors, Southampton, Hampshire - Around the World in 8 Minutes
2nd Place
Wildern School Seniors, Hedge End, Hampshire - Rodeo Rock
3rd Place
St Sampson’s Secondary School, St Sampson’s, Guernsey - Sweets Ain’t What They Seem To Be!

2002 Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day One
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday 5 March

1st Place
Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell, Powys - The Shape of Things To Come
2nd Place
Park Community School, Leigh Park, Hampshire - P.O.P (Product or People)
3rd Place
King Richard School Team One, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Corrida de Toros

2002 Be Your Best Portsmouth Rock Challenge Day Two
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wednesday 6 March

1st Place
City of Portsmouth Girls’ School, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Cry Freedom
2nd Place
Frogmore Community College Team A, Yateley, Hampshire - Faces of Conflict
3rd Place
Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire - A Changing World

2002 Be Your Best Oxford Rock Challenge Day One
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Thursday 7 March

1st Place
Cheney School, Oxford, Oxfordshire - Dreams or Nightmares
2nd Place
Headington School, Oxford, Oxfordshire - Human Cloning
3rd Place
Cranbourne School - The Rhythm Has My Soul

2002 Be Your Best Oxford Rock Challenge Day Two
Apollo Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Friday 8 March

1st Place
Sir William Ramsay School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire - The Outsider
2nd Place
Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire - Rouge
3rd Place
Brynmawr School, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale - ”The Drugs Don’t Work”

2002 Be Your Best Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Buornemouth, Dorset
Monday 11 March

1st Place
Highcliffe Lower School, Christchurch, Dorset - Mind Games
2nd Place
Highcliffe Team A, Christchurch, Dorset - Always Remember
3rd Place
Rossmore Community College, Poole, Dorset - Choice of Direction

2002 Be Your Best Crawley Rock Challenge
The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, West Sussex
Monday 11 March

1st Place
Davison High School, Worthing, West Sussex - Ad Extremum
2nd Place
Bognor Regis Community College, Bognor Regis, West Sussex - Hatch, Match and Despatch
3rd Place
Filsham Valley School, St Leonard’s-on-Sea, East Sussex - What’s Your Talent?

2002 Be Your Best Croydon Rock Challenge
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, Surrey
Thursday 14 March

1st Place
Frogmore Community College Team B, Yateley, Hampshire - Hand of Hope
2nd Place
Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire - Destiny
3rd Place
The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire - O’mnis Saga

2002 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day One
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Tuesday 19 March

1st Place
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Antony and Cleopatra
2nd Place
Buttershaw High School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - The Same World - But A World Apart
3rd Place
Hanson School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - One Vision

2002 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day Two
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Wednesday 20 March

1st Place
South Leeds Art College, Leeds, West Yorkshire - Dreams
2nd Place
Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire - Don't Stop the Carnival
3rd Place
St Joseph's RC College, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Take a Trip

2002 Lifestyle Be Your Best Bridlington Rock Challenge
The Spa, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
Friday 12 April

1st Place
Hornsea School, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire - Perseverance Pays
2nd Place
Driffield School, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire - The Fire of London
3rd Place
South Hunsley School, Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire - The Chinese Years

2002 Lifestyle Be Your Best Grimsby Rock Challenge
Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Monday 15 April

1st Place
Healing Comprehensive, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire - A Higher State of Innocence
2nd Place
Hereford Technology School, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire - Celebrate South Africa
3rd Place
Matthew Humberstone School, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire - Don't Stop the Carnival

2002 Lifestyle Be Your Best Hull Rock Challenge
Hull Ice Arena, Hull
Wednesday 17 April

1st Place
Archbishop Thurstan School, Hull - Just Be Yourself
2nd Place
Andrew Marvell School, Hull - The Time Machine
3rd Place
St Mary's College, Hull - A Woman's World

2002 Be Your Best Hemel Hempstead Rock Challenge
Dacorum Theatre, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Thursday 25 April

1st Place
Kings Langley School, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire - Know Your Limits
2nd Place
Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire - Through the Eyes of a Child
3rd Place
Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - Under Pressure

2002 Be Your Best Belfast Rock Challenge
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Monday 29 April

1st Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast - There's Only One You
2nd Place
Ballee Community High School, Ballymena, County Antrim - Get Connected
3rd Place
Holy Trinity College, Cookstown, County Tyrone - Oblivion Interrupted

2002 Be Your Best Carlisle Rock Challenge
The Sands Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria
Friday 3 May

1st Place
Stainburn School, Workington, Cumbria - The Power Within
2nd Place
Rhyddings High School, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire - Herstory
3rd Place
Cockermouth School, Cockermouth, Cumbria - Looking for a Way Out

2002 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Southern Region Grand Final
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Friday 17 May

1st Place
Ryde High School, Ryde, Isle of Wight - Caped Fear
2nd Place
Sir William Ramsay School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire - The Outsider
3rd Place
City of Portsmouth Girls' School, Portsmouth, Hampshire - Cry Freedom

2002 Be Your Best Rock Challenge Northern Region Grand Final
Barbican Centre, York
Friday 17 May

1st Place
Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Antony and Cleopatra
2nd Place
Hornsea School, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire - Perseverance Pays
3rd Place
Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast - There's Only One You

2003[edit]


2003 Be Your Best Aberdeen Rock Challenge
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Thursday 13 February

1st Place
Torry Academy, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire - Choose Life
2nd Place
Peterhead Academy, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire - G.M.
3rd Place
Oldmachar Academy, Bridge of Don, Aberdeenshire - Sounds Like Teen Spirit

2003 Be Your Best Bournemouth Rock Challenge
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset
Monday 3 March

1st Place
Lytchett Minster School, Poole, Dorset - To the Land of Milk and Honey
2nd Place
Highcliffe School D.C., Christchurch, Dorset - Yomigaeru
3rd Place
Oakmead College of Technology, Bournemouth, Dorset - Into the World of Temptation

2003 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day One
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Wednesday 5 March

1st Place
Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, Hampshire - Freedom of Expression
2nd Place
Lycee Francois Premier, Le Havre, France - The One Who Stole the Light
3rd Place
St Vincent College, Gosport, Hampshire - Adverts Reaction

2003 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day Two
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Thursday 6 March

1st Place
Hamble School, Hamble, Hampshire - Image
2nd Place
Richard Aldworth School, Basingstoke, Hampshire - Overcoming the Barricades
3rd Place
Brune Park Community College, Gosport, Hampshire - Unity Through Music

2003 Be Your Best Southampton Rock Challenge Day Three
Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire
Friday 7 March

1st Place
Cantell School, Southampton, Hampshire - On the Eighth Day
2nd Place
Cowes High School, Cowes, Isle of Wight - Re-Volution
3rd Place
Regents Park School Juniors, Southampton, Hampshire - The Power of Imagination

2003 Be Your Best Crawley Rock Challenge Day One
The Hawth, Crawley, West Sussex
Monday 10 March

1st Place
Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire - Legacy
2nd Place
Davison High School for Girls, Worthing, West Sussex - 8 Percent!
3rd Place
Bognor Regis Community College, Bognor Regis, West Sussex - Legends

2003 Be Your Best Crawley Rock Challenge Day Two
The Hawth, Crawley, West Sussex
Tuesday 11 March

1st Place
Tideway School, Newhaven, East Sussex - Splish Splash
2nd Place
Bexhill High School, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex - Unknown Destiny
3rd Place
Filsham Valley School, St Leonard's-on-Sea, East Sussex - Where 2 Now?

2003 Be Your Best Croydon Rock Challenge
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, Surrey
Thursday 13 March

1st Place
Frogmore Community College, Yateley, Hampshire - Life's a Circus
2nd Place
Brynmawr School, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale - War With No Winners
3rd Place
Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell, Powys - Every Picture Tells a Story

2003 Be Your Best Bradford Rock Challenge Day One
St George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Wednesday 19 March

1st Place
South Leeds Arts College, Leeds, West Yorkshire - Elements of Power
2nd Place
Buttershaw High School, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Enigma
3rd Place
Earlsheaton High School, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - Street Harmony

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1077291&SubsidiaryNumber=0
  2. ^ http://www.rockchallenge.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=PagEd&file=index&topic_id=1&page_id=4
  3. ^ Rose Grunstein, Don Nutbeam, (2007) "The impact of participation in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge on adolescent resiliency and health behaviours", Health Education, Vol. 107 Iss: 3, pp.261 - 275
  4. ^ Murphy, S., Salmon, D., Orme, J., Jones, M. and Kimberlee, R. (2004) The Rock Challenge: An evaluation of a drug prevention and performing arts programme. External Report.
  5. ^ http://www.globalrockchallenge.com/uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=PagEd&file=index&topic_id=6&page_id=8