Entry day for Rock Challenge fast approaching

The entry day for Rock Challenge is fast approaching with schools across Kincardine and Mearns able to register for the competition from 6am Tuesday September 22.

The highly anticipated Aberdeen event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the AECC for schools across Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City to get involved.

The Be Your Best Foundation, registered charity since April 1998, facilitate the production and expansion of the Rock Challenge and J Rock in the UK.

Rock Challenge events aim to inspire, engage and motivate young people to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices. Each show provides the opportunity for young people to experience an adrenalin-based high through performing live on a professional stage rather than using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.

Teams as small as 20, or as large as 135 students, collaborate with teachers, parents and wider communities to prepare an eight minute performance. These preparations are undertaken over many weeks and months and showcase an array of skills in dance, drama and design. Set to a theme of their choice each school’s performance is completely original and can vary from tackling a political or social message, retelling a true event or an entirely imaginative concept.

In 2015 twelve local schools and over 1100 young people were successfully involved in Rock Challenge events. Five of these local schools were extremely successful in qualifying through to the regional finals whilst Peterhead Academy, Peterhead also represented the county in the prestigious 2015 Rock Challenge National Final.

Entries are on a first come first served basis and entry forms will be available on the website: www.rockchallenge.co.uk