A couple of weeks ago we had the incredible Northern Finals! It was a super fun, exciting and hot week in Grimsby Auditorium with two J Rock™ finals, as well as our Northern Open and Premier finals! Ambassadors Will and Katie tell you what it was like... We kicked off the week with our first … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: Northern Finals 2019!
When I was younger, I was shy. If you know me now you might not believe that, but it is true. In class I couldn’t focus and was very quiet, then I discovered performing. After helping my friend learn a script, I pestered my mum asking if I could join a weekend drama class. Soon … Continue reading Florence’s Rock Challenge experience
My Rock Challenge® journey began as a performer in my school’s team, however this developed into not only performing but becoming a part of our pupil production team in my senior years of secondary school. I decided I wanted to be more involved with production elements as I had seen pupils before me do so … Continue reading Hope’s Rock Challenge® experience as a student leader
Hey guys! Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year with lots of celebration, family, food and fun! Can't believe it's 2019 already but it's time to get back to school and that means back to Rock Challenge®! We're only three weeks away from our first heats in High Wycombe & Guildford. The … Continue reading Happy New Year – let’s volunteer!
Costume is the most visual way to distinguish each character and their purpose. When everybody gets into costume for the first time and performs the routine, that’s when the story is easiest to follow. The first part of coming up with a costume is to discuss the intentions for the character. Movement If the character is a … Continue reading Costume making tips!
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
It is easy to forget all of the backstage crew in Rock Challenge® teams as they are never seen by the audience, but they are key to the success of a Rock Challenge® piece. With so many marking criteria such as visual enhancement, soundtrack and set design & function relying on the efforts of the … Continue reading Recognition for those behind the scenes
It's getting to that point where the Rock Challenge® 2018 tour is about to begin and the start of some amazing events! But it’s also where schools are thinking of different ways to fundraise to be able to get costumes, set, hair, makeup and travel costs to get to their event. So below is a … Continue reading Stuck on fundraising ideas? Look no further!
In September 2007 my son started secondary school & got involved in Rock Challenge®, to be honest I didn’t pay much attention to what it was until the following year. The school Liaison Teacher made an announcement that she needed help to paint set, so I decided to go along & give her a helping … Continue reading How Ambassador Karen got involved in Rock Challenge
As a sufferer of anxiety disorders, participating in new experiences can be scary and daunting. In 2013 I took the plunge and applied to be a part of the wardrobe team for my school's Rock Challenge® entry for the 2014 tour. I had heard about the experience from my friends who had been competing for years … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t be afraid to go for it