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2009 Derby Results
2009 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE®
Assembly Rooms, Derby - Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

RAWLETT COMMUNITY SPORTS COLLEGE, Tamworth, Staffordshire (showcasing Premier Division School): a number of Awards of Excellence

SHELDON HEATH COMMUNITY ARTS COLLEGE, Birmingham: the Ansvar Insurance Award for Best Soundtrack, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Hair and Make-Up Design, the Tega Award for Best Lighting Design, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge and the Motapoint Award for Concept Originality

SPRINGWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire: the Global Rock Challenge Award for Best Set Design and Staging, the Ansvar Insurance Award for Best Costume Design, the Visions Unlimited Award for Best Video Performance, and overall FIRST PLACE

THE BOLSOVER SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (NEW SCHOOL): the Déda Award for Most Entertaining Performance, the Déda Award for Best Choreography, and overall THIRD PLACE

TUPTON HALL SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire: the Motaquip Award for Concept Interpretation, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Drama Skills, the Global Rock Challenge Performers' Choice Award, and overall SECOND PLACE

WILSTHORPE BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire: the Déda Award for Best Performance Skills


THEMES

SHELDON HEATH COMMUNITY ARTS COLLEGE, Birmingham
"Territory"

    Our piece is about Territory, your space, my space, who belongs where? And what if you want to be someone different? Don't be afraid of the unexpected! You never know what?s waiting for you.

SPRINGWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
"Realisation"

    Selfish. What do they mean selfish? You see Vanessa was a spoilt girl and had just about every toy she had ever wanted but USED AND ABUSED them. That all changed they took charge, treated her like she had treated them, put HER where she belongs. They had rebelled! Selfish they called her, now she knew what they meant.

THE BOLSOVER SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
"Outa Limits"

    Everyone thinks that teenagers are unduly influenced by peer pressure. That we will follow the crowd and succumb to the temptations of sex, drugs and rebellion. Like generations before us we push at boundaries and stretch the rules. 'Outa Limits' explores this and celebrates our ability to create intricate support networks that will hopefully help us forge our own path.

TUPTON HALL SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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WILSTHORPE BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
"Choices"

    The theme is 'Choices'. To choose whether to lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle or to choose drugs and or alcohol. Our inspiration came from Irvin Welsh's "Trainspotting" and the students have designed and constructed powerful images to communicate their ideas. Using original music, dance and drama the students have worked together to create a strong message, "Choose life".

RAWLETT COMMUNITY SPORTS COLLEGE, Tamworth, Staffordshire - PREMIER SHOWCASE
"Kiss of Death"

    The Black Death came to Eyam in September 1665. The tailor received fabric from London unaware that rats carrying the plague had hitched a ride to the Derbyshire village. The disease wasted no time and death started to take control. Villagers took a pledge of extraordinary courage and sacrifice, isolating themselves, ensuring that death did not spread outside their village.