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Rock Challenge: Be Your Best

Posted on: March 20th 2018

Rc newsheaderThousands of young people across the country have taken place in this year’s ‘Be Your Best Rock Challenge’ event, with Amery Hill participating in one of the regional events at The O2 Guildhall, Southampton last month. The challenge is for the students and their teachers to create and be involved in their own production from conceptualisation through to the live performance. Nine schools from across
Hampshire and Surrey competed and attracted a large audience, supported by Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council.

Amery Hill's production titled 'Catfish' secured them 4th place with the panel of specialist judges from the performing-arts industry awarding a number of Awards for Excellence for Choreography, Stage Use, Visual Enhancement, Entertainment, Stage Crew. The piece highlighted an important message about internet safety and the dangers of talking to strangers online. Students worked together creating the choreography, selected and recorded the music for their soundtrack and got involved in costume and set design. 

Mrs Haynes, Head of PE said "We are so proud of all of the students who participated in this year's Rock Challenge event, from the performers, back stage crew, to the props, staging and costume team. They all worked incredibly hard and put on a performance which was thoroughly entertaining while delivering a really
important message about staying safe when using online media and the internet.  It was wonderful that so many members of the Amery Hill community came out to
support our performers and to share in their success; being placed 4th was a fantastic achievement, especially given the amazing talent on show from other competitors."

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