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Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

ARBROATH ACADEMY, Arbroath, Angus: the Grampian Police Award for Most Entertaining Performance, the Grampian Police Award for Best Choreography, the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Award for Best Performance Skill, and overall THIRD PLACE

ELLON ACADEMY, Ellon, Aberdeenshire: the ARR Craib Award for Best Set Design and Staging, the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Action Team Award for Concept Originality, and the Scottish Government and Youthlink Scotland Cashback for Communities Fund Award for Best Video Performance

FRASERBURGH ACADEMY, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire: the Subsea UK Award for Best Costume Design, the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, the Award for School Community Support, and overall SECOND PLACE

KEMNAY ACADEMY, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire (NEW SCHOOL): the Subsea UK Award for Best Drama Skills, the Award for Media Management, and the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Action Team Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®

MACKIE ACADEMY, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire: the Scottish Government and Youthlink Scotland Cashback for Communities Fund Award for Best Lighting Design, the North Sound 1 Award for Best Soundtrack, the Ian Alley Memorial Award for Best Stage Crew, the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Award for Best Hair and Make-Up Design, the Choose Life Award for Concept Interpretation, the Grampian Police Award for Performers? Choice, and overall FIRST PLACE

PETERHEAD ACADEMY, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (showcasing Premier Division School): Peterhead Academy's awards are listed under the Aberdeen Day One results


"In Seventh Heaven?"

    Rhianne is in the nightclub "Seventh Heaven" and is offered drugs. Everyone in the club says "no", but the pressure is too much for Rhianne who gives in to temptation. Her life then goes into a downward spiral and she loses everything, including her friends. If Rhianne is given the chance to go back, will she make the same mistake?

ELLON ACADEMY, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
"Web Of Lies"

    Lies, deception, dishonesty. Lies tear us up inside. For our politician, his life?s work falls apart when his wife and son tell lies, twisting and distorting the truth. Lies, the evil of our kind, weave their way into every person?s mind through the media. Don?t let lies over run, don?t let them stay and haunt you. We want the truth.

FRASERBURGH ACADEMY, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
"Be Proud"

    The Olympics is an event used to showcase the hardest working athletes from across the world. The Olympics are symbolic of the ideal that with effort and perseverance anyone can achieve anything in life. By not giving up when obstacles are thrown in your path, on the winner's stand or in the crowd, you have the right to feel proud.

KEMNAY ACADEMY, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire
"Smells like teen spirits"

    As many of our committee members are at the driving age, we have become more aware of the responsibility of driving. We realise the dangers of driving with friends especially with the added pressure of giving peers lifts home. Our performance tells the story of a girl who's night out didn't go to plan...

MACKIE ACADEMY, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire
"Respect: It's Elementary"

    Our Rock Challenge addresses the issue of the environment and man's disrespect for planet Earth. The message that we are trying to portray in our performance is that of the unparalleled strength of Mother Nature. We feel it is time that we all realised that we are guests on this planet and should treat it with the respect it deserves.

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.


    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 Morphew(camera);
    Volunteers: Alison, Ashley, Bethany, Christopher, Claire, Darcy, Emma, Kimberley Burn, Lesley-Ann Begg, Mari, Melissa, Stuart, Vicky, Wendy and John