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Posted on: February 23rd 2016

DSC 0098wsWe are so proud of our first entry to UK Rock Challenge. This was a truly memorable experience for all of the students who took part as well as the staff involved and the parents who came to support and watch the final performance. Miss Hayes and Miss Perkins did a fantastic job of creating and choreographing our performance, titled ’Should We Press Play?’ The students worked with great commitment to produce a superb representation of the difficulties and horrors of modern film and the mental anguish it can cause.

Performing at the Southampton Guildhall allowed students to experience being at a professional venue. The setting has played host to some of the most famous artists in the world and we showed a very professional attitude throughout. All of our Rock Challenge performers and back stage helpers can be immensely proud of all that was achieved.

Not only did everyone have a fantastic time, they also came away with a number of Awards for Excellence for Positive Inclusion, Choreography, Performance Skill, Soundtrack, Entertainment, Lighting, Video Performance and overall fourth place. This is a really impressive achievement for a first-time entry.

Here's what some of our parents said:

 “Wow! Didn't they do well. Just a quick note to say how proud I was last night to be a parent of Amery Hill school, so much work and commitment has gone in to the show, not only from the students but from the staff as well. Thank you for giving my girls the opportunity to perform on stage and to get involved with the props and hair and make up.”

“A huge congratulations to all those involved in last night's Rock Challenge. You were absolutely amazing and teachers and pupils should be very proud of your school. They saved the best until last!! “

“My daughter started Amery Hill this year and she took part in the Rock Challenge. I just wanted to drop a quick message to the amazing teachers who gave up much of their precious time to allow my daughter to experience such a fantastic event.

Last night we saw children from many schools perform to a huge audience of whom all really enjoyed it. We, as parents of some of the year 7 children, where amazed to see such talent shining through.

Thank you to all concerned. It was a great evening.”

 

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