Schools star in Rock Challenge finals

By Jon Moreno

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Schools star in Rock Challenge finals

Ryde Academy were among the Isle of Wight stars at Rock Challenge 2014.

TALENTED students from the Isle of Wight were among the stars at Rock Challenge finals on Friday and Saturday.

Ryde Academy — who last year took top spot at the theatrical dance competition — finished second in the Southern Premier final at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday for their Pinocchio-inspired dance performance.

Despite missing out on first place, the team earned excellence awards for their choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, costuming character, visual enhancement, entertainment, lighting and set design and function.

Sandown Bay Academy also put in a strong performance, finishing fifth and also scooping a list of excellence awards for their show A New Reflection of an Old Perfection, in which Disney princesses faced up to modern problems.

On Friday, at the Rock Challenge Open Final, Christ the King College finished fifth for their dance Learning to Love the Power — which was also awarded the Spirit of Rock Challenge award.

Caribrooke College’s Silly Little Dares, a tale of peer pressure, earned them the accolades for best stage crew.

For a full report on how the schools did and more pictures, please see tomorrow’s Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, June 27.

See Ryde and Sandown in action in the video below:



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by roger mazillius

26th June 2014, at 15:29:37

Well done again to all Island schools for their achievements in this years competition. Year after year the bar seems to be raised and so much hard work and genuine talent is rewarded. Brilliant!

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by Paul Smith

26th June 2014, at 13:27:07

I wonder if Dr Fox would like to claim that it was his leadership, and outstanding management skills that gave Ryde Academy the drive needed to succeed ( or was it the thought of been placed in isolation if they didn't )?

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