Rock Challenge returns to the stunning Bridlington Spa
THOUSANDS of young people are counting down the days until the first heats of the Humberside Police Rock Challenge come to the Bridlington Spa as East Riding Junior and Secondary Schools come together to showcase their amazing talents over three nights at this great venue between February 19-21.
Teams will arrive at the venue late morning in preparation for a warm up/production meeting and rehearsals will take place throughout the afternoon with schools cheering on for one another. During the afternoon a ‘draw’ will take place to decide the order of performance on the night. On the junior event days a series of workshops will also take place to add another dimension to the day.
Participating in the senior event for the first time is Beverley Grammar School who are joining forces with Beverley Girls High School. Chantal Easter, who has brought both schools together said, “When we made the announcement in school that we had joined forces there was a real air of excitement. Over the past six months the girls and boys have fitted in perfectly and shown commitment, it makes such a difference having a male presence in the performance, it really changes the dynamics of the piece and helps with lifts and brings lots of fresh energy to the performance”
Magistrate and former teacher at Driffield School, Jennie Byass who will be part of the judging panel said, “We appreciate the sponsorship from the Police, who use this excellent competition to highlight the benefits of the drug free high, but it also gives young people the opportunity to discuss the big issues of today and explore the manner in which they can communicate these issues through the performing arts. The themes reflect the times we live in - one year the environment topped the list. We look forward to seeing what these students want to say this year. The ingenuity of their staging has the wow factor as the sheer commitment to their performances.”
Humberside Police would like to thank all of our supporters who have made the events a reality, including Andrew Marr International, Arco, Aunt Bessie’s, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, High Sheriffs’ and Humberside Police Tribune Trust, Hull & East Riding Charitable Trust, Humberside Police Federation, Joseph & Annie Cattle Trust, KC, Kingston upon Hull City Council, Lloyds TSB Community Fund, and Vivergo Fuels.
Superintendent Samantha Manning of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit said, “It is very rewarding to see this life changing event grow over the years. More and more young people are learning how to be their best by rejecting artificial stimulants in favour of the ‘drug free high’ achieved by being a part of the Rock Challenge experience. Rock Challenge is also a great way for Neighbourhood Policing Teams to interact positively with pupils to everyone’s benefit. ”
If you would like to experience any of these events, call the Bridlington Spa box office for tickets on 01262 678285.
For interested schools please contact Lisa Whitton or PC Kate Atkins on 01482 220701/2 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of how to become involved in this amazing event.
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