Thinking back upon my years involved in Rock Challenge® it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact moment, or even year that I realised I’d fallen in love with the experience. Way back in 2010 I auditioned for my first ever Rock Challenge® piece at Thornton Grammar School and gained a dancing role within our production of … Continue reading Chelsey’s Rock Challenge® Journey
In any performance, the soundtrack used can be the most integral part of the performance; the choreography is based around it, it carries the emotion and narrative throughout your piece and goes hand in hand with many elements of the criteria. Putting your soundtrack together! There are many different ways to create and put together … Continue reading Soundtrack tips!
So, you’re getting over that 5am wake up call for entry day, you’ve submitted your entry form for the 2019 Rock Challenge® and JRock™ Tour (we can’t wait for it to begin!) and now comes the time to start choosing your theme. We know that a lot of teams would have already have started this … Continue reading How to pick a theme!
So where to start? Well even though the 2018 events come to an end after the finals, it doesn't take long until you start thinking about next year, especially when your students are already talking about next years’ theme on the coach home! Being a teacher, I usually try to have a break over the summer holidays … Continue reading Experienced Team… How we get started!
Things to consider when starting a Rock Challenge® Team! Support Team - Make sure you have one! This could be school staff, pupils, parents and community members. You are not super human so you cannot do everything yourself! Some of the roles that could make up your support team: Pupil supervision Choreography Costume design/construction/purchasing Set design/ construction/painting Soundtrack … Continue reading New team… Where do you start?
In 2019 the Be Your Best Foundation will present Rock Challenge® and J Rock ™ events in the UK. We are inviting your school to join over 300 participating schools and experience the thrill of the event next year! Some background information: In 1996 Sir John Hoddinott, the then Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, introduced … Continue reading Prep for Entry Day!
The 2018 tour came to its pinnacle last weekend at the Magna Centre, as 9 teams from across the country made their way to Rotherham from the very bottom of England right up to the North East of Scotland! The National Final was on such a huge scale that it required a gigantic team of … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: National Final 2018!
Last weekend the Northern Finals absolutely blew the roof off Grimsby Auditorium, here's three of our Ambassadors, Ben, Chris and Beth to tell you more about what they got up to! Rock Challenge® Ambassador Ben Pallister on the Northern J Rock™ Final: Thursday July 28th and my first ever Grimsby J Rock™ event. I'd previously helped at … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: Northern Finals 2018!
Rock Challenge® Ambassador Ethan tells us about his experience at the Scottish Final this year and what a day in the life of a volunteer is like! I travelled with a group of friends from Peterhead in the northeast of Scotland to Dundee’s Caird Hall for this year's Scottish Final. I had volunteered at nearly … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: Scottish Final 2018!
Some of our volunteers and Ambassadors are recording their experiences from this year's finals to give you an insight into the event days and what it's like to volunteer for Rock Challenge®. Here's what Ambassadors Katy and Chelsea, who travelled all the way down to Portsmouth from Cumbria, have to say about this years Southern … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: Southern Finals 2018!