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ABERDEEN DAY 1 RESULTS and THEMES 2009
2009 GRAMPIAN POLICE BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY ONE
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

BANFF ACADEMY, Banff, Aberdeenshire: the Scottish Government and Youthlink Scotland Cashback for Communities Fund Award for Best Video Performance, the Choose Life Award for Best Concept Interpretation, and the Award for Healthy Lifestyle

NORTHFIELD ACADEMY, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire: the Scottish Government and Youthlink Scotland Cashback for Communities Fund Award for Best Lighting Design, the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Action Team Award for Concept Originality, the Grampian Police Award for Best Choreography, the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Award for Best Hair and MakeUp Design, and overall SECOND PLACE

PETERHEAD ACADEMY, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (showcasing Premier Division School): the Grampian Police Performers' Choice Award, the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Student Leadership Award, the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Action Team Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, and the Award for School Community Support

TORRY ACADEMY, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire: the ARR Craib Award for Best Set Design and Staging, the North Sound 1 Award for Best Soundtrack, and the Award for Media Management

TURRIFF ACADEMY, Turriff, Aberdeenshire: the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Action Team Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Stage Crew, the Subsea UK Award for Best Drama Skills, the Subsea UK Award for Best Costume Design, the Grampian Police Award for Most Entertaining Performance, the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Award for Best Performance Skill, the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, and overall FIRST PLACE

THEMES

BANFF ACADEMY, Banff, Aberdeenshire
"Demons of Alcohol"

    A teenage boy who faces a troublesome home life with an alcoholic mother who strives to escape the demons that entices her towards alcohol. Running away from home Martin is torn to take a different path and in the turmoil he almost loses his life. Will a happy ending emerge ??

NORTHFIELD ACADEMY, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
"Angels and Devils - Opposites Attract"

    Two rival gangs are fighting - the Angels and the Devils. The Angels are trying to save the Devils before they are hurt or killed by their inappropriate behaviour.

PETERHEAD ACADEMY, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
"Written In The Stars ?"

    Confident and enthusiastic. Physically strong with penetrating eyes. A born leader who likes the colour red. Does this describe you? And does it really all come from when you were born? Does everyone born in April really look and act the same? Follow our characters and see how much the stars control their fate.

TORRY ACADEMY, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
"Are You Ready For Love?"

    Domestic violence will affect one in four women in their lifetime. Most victims will remain silent in fear of the consequences and uncertain of the options. Our performance follows a young woman in search of love only to find Mister Wrong. What are her options?

TURRIFF ACADEMY, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
"Gang and Knife Culture in Schools"

    Our performance is an insight into the world of a pupil who is affected by gang culture and violence. Through dance, we show the separations that are caused by stereotypes and the extremes to which someone can go when pushed. We then rewind to see an alternative outcome to show there is room for everyone in today?s society.

THE CREW

    For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Oliver Ashman (Assistant Stage Manager), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Stuart MacGregor (Community Development Manager), Michelle (Production Assistant)and Zoie Golding (UKRC Producer);
    From Tega: Tony Jennings (Lx), Ed Coupland (Fx), Tom and Paul Walker (followspots);
    From Visions Unlimited: Simon (mix) and Rob (camera);
    Volunteers: Alison, Ashley, Bethany, Christopher, Claire, Darcy, Emma, Kimberley Burn, Lesley-Ann Begg, Mari, Melissa, Stuart, Vicky, Wendy and John