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2009 Portsmouth Day 2 Results
2009 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY TWO
Portsmouth Guildhall - Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

BLESSED HUGH FARINGDON CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Reading, Berkshire:

CRICKHOWELL HIGH SCHOOL, Powys, Wales: the Day to Day Teachers award for Best Soundtrack, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Stage Crew, and the Award for School Community Support

FARNHAM HEATH END SCHOOL, Farnham, Surrey (NEW SCHOOL): the Isle of Wight Youth Inclusion Team Award for Best Staging

THE HOLLYFIELD SCHOOL, Surbiton, Surrey (NEW SCHOOL): the Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Make-Up Design, and the Gosport Borough Council Award for Concept Originality

JOHN MADEJSKI ACADEMY, Reading, Berkshire (NEW SCHOOL): the Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Hair Design, and overall FOURTH PLACE

THE PETERSFIELD SCHOOL, Petersfield, Hampshire (showcasing Premier Division School): the Hampshire County Council Performers' Choice Award, the Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, the Award for Healthy Lifestyle, the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement, and a number of Awards of Excellence

PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE, Portsmouth, Hampshire: the Hampshire Healthy Schools Award for Best Choreography, the Ansvar Insurance Award for Concept Interpretation, the Hampshire Constabulary Award for Best Video Performance, the Hampshire Police Authority Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, and overall SECOND PLACE

PRINCES RISBOROUGH SCHOOL, Aylesbury, Berkshire (NEW SCHOOL): the Portsmouth City Council Award for Best Drama Skills

RYDE HIGH SCHOOL, Ryde, Isle of Wight (showcasing Premier Division School):

SANDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, Sandown, Isle of Wight: the Isle of Wight County Council Award for Best Lighting Design

ST EDWARD'S SCHOOL, Poole, Dorset: the Hampshire Children's Services Award for Best Performance Skill, the Isle of Wight Youth Inclusion Team Award for Best Set Design, the Isle of Wight Healthy Schools award for Most Entertaining Performance, the Award for Student Leadership, and overall FIRST PLACE

WINTON SCHOOL, Andover, Hampshire: the Award for Media Management, the Isle of Wight Extended Services award for Best Costume Design, and overall THIRD PLACE

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THEMES

BLESSED HUGH FARINGDON CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Reading, Berkshire
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CRICKHOWELL HIGH SCHOOL, Powys, Wales
"UNDER PRESSURE"

    I am a teenager, I feel manipulated. What choices? What subjects? What am I good at? If I try, if I do my best I can succeed. No-one can do everything but everyone can do something.

FARNHAM HEATH END SCHOOL, Farnham, Surrey
"Stabbing Pains"

    Last year almost 14000 people were treated in hospital for stab wounds, 446 aged just 14yrs and under. Our piece focuses on the danger of carrying a weapon and how innocent victims' lives are ruined and spiral out-of-control. Can feuding gang rivalry unite in force to encourage each other to respect their lives and not a knife?

JOHN MADEJSKI ACADEMY, Reading, Berkshire
"Redemption"

    Tina seems to have lost her way, lying in a coma after a fatal accident that deep down she knows she shouldn't have been involved in. As she slips away she is haunted by the seven deadly sins. Can she wake up in time to see the error of her ways, and lead her on the path to redemption?

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PRINCES RISBOROUGH SCHOOL, Aylesbury, Berkshire
"Twisted Consequences"

    The Good Samaritan meets knife crime on a London estate, 2009. Ill-fated love blossoms in a hostile gang culture. Dance and Drama interpret the themes of guilt, rivalry and social barriers. Lessons are learnt but time is not on their side. Human nature is explored through this performance and poses the question 'What would you do?'

RYDE HIGH SCHOOL, Ryde, Isle of Wight (Showcasing Premier Team)
"Just Desserts"

    During Marie Antoinette's reign of 1775 to 1792 poverty in France was at its worst. The starving peasants, furious with their Queen, pleaded for help, but selfish Antoinette supposedly dismissed their begging. Story has it that the weak rebelled and over-powered the Queen's court. Haunted by guilt and the skeletons of her friends, Marie Antoinette awaits her Just Desserts.

SANDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, Sandown, Isle of Wight
"BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! BE YOURSELF!"

    When young people take alcohol and drugs it is often because they are not confident about themselves. They sometimes believe that it is better to pretend to be someone else and behave in a way which could put themselves and others at risk. Our message to everyone is BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! BE YOURSELF!

ST EDWARD'S SCHOOL, Poole, Dorest
"The Modern Frankenstein"

    Our theme examines the link between Victor Frankenstein's quest to create a man-made being and the modern epidemic of cosmetic surgery. Is our pursuit for aesthetic perfection preventing us to see what lies beneath our skin? Have we stopped appreciating each other for who we are and instead are we more concerned with what we look like?

THE HOLLYFIELD SCHOOL, Surbiton, Surrey
"The Door"

    Three children embark on an accidental adventure after stumbling across a magical door. The creatures they meet, whilst different, live in harmony with each other, sharing a sense of unity, pride and allegiance to their way of life. The inquisitive nature of the children shows how strong this bond is, when the creatures have to reclaim what is theirs.

THE PETERSFIELD SCHOOL, Petersfield, Hampshire (Showcasing Premier Team)
"ssh..OUT"

    In today's society, communication is simpler, faster and more accessible than at any other time. Why is it then, that young people can find it so difficult to communicate with others? They face barriers such as the inability to speak out, to be heard or to find the right lines of communication. Is help really a phone call away?

WINTON SCHOOL, Andover, Hampshire
"The Big Bang"

    Life is a wonderful and mysterious thing. Philosophers and scientists alike have tried to solve the riddle behind our origins for centuries but have never found a definitive answer. Was it created by supernatural intervention, or by the elusive "Big Bang"? Humans have desperately needed answers since the beginning of existence. Join us as we attempt to solve the puzzle.