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2009 Bournemouth Results
2009 2CR FM DORSET POLICE ROCK CHALLENGE®
Bournemouth Pavilion - Monday, March 9th, 2009

BISHOP OF WINCHESTER COMPREHENSIVE, Bournemouth, Dorset: the Dorset Police Award for Best Costume Design

BOURNEMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Bournemouth, Dorset (NEW SCHOOL): the Borough of Poole Award for Best Drama Skills and the Award for Student Leadership

CORFE HILLS SCHOOL, Poole, Dorset: the Dorset Police Award for Best Make-Up Design and the Bournemouth Borough Council Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness

GLENMOOR SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Dorset (NEW SCHOOL): the Dorset Police Award for Most Entertaining Performance, and overall FOURTH PLACE

HIGHCLIFFE SCHOOL EXPRESSIVE ARTS TEAM, Christchurch, Dorset: the Global Rock Challenge Award for Concept Originality and the Dorset Police Award for Best Hair Design

KINGS HIGH SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Dorset: the Dorset Police Award for Best Choreography, the Borough of Poole Award for Best Set Design, and overall SECOND PLACE

LYTCHETT MINSTER SCHOOL, Poole, Dorset (showcasing Premier Division School): the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, and a number of special awards of excellence

OAKMEAD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Bournemouth, Dorset: the Dorset Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, and overall THIRD PLACE

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S SCHOOL, Wimborne Minster, Dorset: the Bournemouth Borough Council Award for Best Staging, the Ansvar Insurance Performers' Choice Award, and overall FIFTH PLACE

ST PETER'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Dorset: the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, the Visions Unlimited Award for Best Video Performance, the Bournemouth Borough Council Award for Best Performance Skill, the Tega Award for Best Lighting Design, and overall FIRST PLACE

TESTBOURNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Whitchurch, Hampshire: the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Stage Crew and the 2 CRFM Award for Best Soundtrack

THE THOMAS HARDYE SCHOOL, Dorchester, Dorset (NEW SCHOOL): the Ansvar Insurance Award for Concept Interpretation

THEMES

BISHOP OF WINCHESTER COMPREHENSIVE, Bournemouth, Dorset
"Dream State"

    Young people are constantly bombarded with temptations of a negative nature, drink, drugs, the pressure of the media to conform. The impact of this pressure is so severe it comes into a teenager's dream space.

BOURNEMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Bournemouth, Dorset
"ChildHood"

    This dance is a portrayal of how children's use of the street has changed over the years from innocent games of skipping, hopscotch, conkers and dancing to more sinister past-times. Our theme depicts changing lifestyles and how gang warfare and knife violence are sadly the games of the once young and innocent.

CORFE HILLS SCHOOL, Poole, Dorset
"Slavery Isn't History"

    In the African heartlands, life is catastrophically interrupted by the slave barons. Captured and torn from their homeland, the tribes-people face a life of servitude and abuse. Our performance reminds people that the atrocities of slavery must never be, nor can be, forgotten. It has been 200 years since the abolition of slavery, but the legacy of persecution still remains.

GLENMOOR SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Dorset
"Reality TV gone mad!"

    Fact - The average person under 18 spends a minimum of 4 hours in front of the TV everyday. Fact - In 2007 it was discovered that 1 in 7 UK teenagers hopes to gain fame by appearing on reality television.
    Sit back and tune into the explosion of reality TV and remember your vote can make a difference.

HIGHCLIFFE SCHOOL EXPRESSIVE ARTS TEAM, Christchurch, Dorset
"It's life, but not as we know it!"

    Other creatures, other worlds. A time when we want there to be something ?out there?, so much better than what we?ve ended up with. There is! So we need to understand, capture, control and destroy. Live as we do, as one, we are one, all part of the same machine: capture, control and destroy.

KINGS HIGH SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Dorset
"Perfectly Imperfect"

    Our piece tells the story of Charlie, a young teenage fighting the war of anorexia and the media?s perception of beauty. All on her own she struggles to find inner beauty and self-confidence. Charlie is convinced she is not what you could say perfect, but in the real world, what is perfect?

OAKMEAD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Bournemouth, Dorset
"Fur Goodness Sake"

    Set in NYC and China we explore the fur farm industry. We see the animals in their habitat, captured and forced to endure the brutality of the fur farmers. We highlight society's ignorance, wearing fur in the city, influenced by the catwalk. We pose the question, is fur farming ethical and if we had more information would we care?

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S SCHOOL, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
"Deja vu"

    Have we learned anything from our past?
    The images of the past Century come to life, but where does yesterday end and tomorrow begin? What will the photograph of 2009 tell the generations of tomorrow?

ST PETER'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Dorset
"Clone Alone"

    Cloning is a recent phenomenon, from Dolly the Sheep to the cloning of animals to create transplant organs. The ethics of cloning are still being debated and our piece moves into a future world in which humans can be cloned. The performance looks at some of the questions raised in such a society.

TESTBOURNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Whitchurch, Hampshire
"Think You Know Us?"

    Walking down a school corridor people see an easy world to understand from "chavs" to "geeks" to the "popular girls". This stereotyping is mirrored in the world of dance with "ballerinas" and "street" dancers. We are judged before anyone gets to know us. You have 8 minutes to see the real us, it may not be what you expect!

THE THOMAS HARDYE SCHOOL, Dorchester, Dorset
"K'R-CHING"

    Money makes the world go round... or can it make it stop? Guiding you through the Roaring Twenties, hitting the Wall Street Crash, whizzing through the rise and fall of Eighties Materialism and landing here today with the Credit Crunch. Join in this Game of Life and discover do we have control of money... or does it control us?

LYTCHETT MINSTER SCHOOL, Poole, Dorset, Premier Team
"This is my statement....."

    This is my statement. In December 1980, Mark Chapman committed a crime that tore the nation apart. The assassination of John Lennon left fans in pieces mourning one of music?s most influential icons. Lennon?s mystical lyrics along with Chapman?s obsession with the Catcher In the Rye, led to the death of a man but the birth of a legend.

THE CREW
For UKRC: David Beal (Stage Manager), Ben and Dan Mcready (Assistant Stage Managers), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Stuart MacGregor (Community Development Manager), Michelle Hiller (Production Assistant)and Zoie Golding (UKRC Producer);
From Tega: Graham Roberts (Lx) and Ed Coupland (Fx)
From Visions Unlimited: Tracy Dart (fixed + mix) and Rob Morphew (roving camera);
Volunteers: Andy Walker, Gemma Morgan, Rod Weston, Wendy and John

Presenters: David and Caroline of the 2CR FM Breakfast show