There had been talk about there being a Rock Challenge National Final for many years before 2009; a chance for the two regions at that time (Northern and Southern) to finally meet up and compete against each other - in friendly competition of course - but few could have anticipated how truly magical the … Continue reading Flash back to the 1st ever Rock Challenge® National Final – 10 years later…
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
Merry Christmas everybody! We hope you've had a great 2018, from finishing this year's tour in the summer to starting on your new performance this term, Rock Challenge® has been a blast. We can't wait to see what you're going to bring to tour next year!! But since we're taking a break for the holidays, … Continue reading Looking back at Rock Challenge® history!
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
Backstage crew; our hidden heroes? It’s always great to go to a show and see your child on stage surrounded by some awe-inspiring set that “just appears” out of nowhere but what you hopefully don’t see is a team that is working hard to make the performance run as seamlessly as possible. So, what is … Continue reading Stage crew – the hidden heroes!
It is absolutely lovely to see Rock Challenge® senior teams working together to help out with their local junior school's J Rock™ performance - it creates a connection within your local community and a connection between the junior and senior event days which is great. We've gathered some stories from three of our Rock Challenge® … Continue reading Juniors and Seniors working together!
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