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2009 Carlisle Day 1 Results
2009 BE YOUR BEST ROCK CHALLENGE® DAY ONE
The Sands Centre, Carlisle - Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

CENTRAL NEWCASTLE HIGH SCHOOL, Newcastle on Tyne, Tyne and Wear (NEW SCHOOL): the Cumbria Police Award for Best Drama Skills, the Tega Award for Best Lighting Design, and overall THIRD PLACE

COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL, Cockermouth, Cumbria: the Cumbria Healthy Schools Award for Best Choreography, the Cumbria Healthy Schools Performers' Choice Award, the Cumbria County Council Children's Services Award for Most Entertaining Performance, the Cumbria Police Award for Best Video Performance, and overall FIRST PLACE

DALLAM SCHOOL, Milnthorpe, Cumbria (NEW SCHOOL): the Cumbria County Council Children's Services Award for Best Soundtrack

NELSON THOMLINSON SCHOOL, Wigton, Cumbria: the West Cumbria CDRP Award for Concept Interpretation, the Cumbria Healthy Schools Award for Best Costume Design, and overall SECOND PLACE

RICHARD ROSE CENTRAL ACADEMY, Carlisle, Cumbria (NEW SCHOOL): the Cumbria County Council Community Safety Award for Best Performance Skill, the Cumbria County Council Community Safety Award for Concept Originality, the West Cumbria CDRP Award for Best Hair and Make-Up Design, the West Cumbria Excellence Cluster Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge

STAINBURN SCHOOL AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, Workington, Cumbria: the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Best Stage Crew, the West Cumbria Excellence Cluster Award for Best Set Design and Staging

CREW
From UK Rock Challenge: Oliver "Olly" Ashman (Stage Manager), Jonny Sunter and Anthony "Ants" Sweetman (Assistant Stage Managers), Mark Wickham (Presenter), Zoie Golding (UK Producer) and Michelle Hiller (Production Assistant)
From Tega: Tony Jennings (Lx) and Dave Bower (Fx)
From Visions Unlimited: Simon Bishop (editing and Camera 2) and Paul Cooper (mobile Camera 3)
Volunteers: Steven ("Ssshhh ... drove here overnight from volunteering at Portsmouth till midnight and only got an hour's sleep" :) Stoddart, Stuart Cameron down from Peterhead, Wendy (Merchandise) and John
From The Sands venue: Graham McKnight (Chief Technician), Sam Viney (Technical Manager), Gordon Wallace, Craig Robinson and Stuart "Turbo" Byers (followspot operators)

THEMES

CENTRAL NEWCASTLE HIGH SCHOOL, Newcastle on Tyne, Tyne and Wear
" P!NK"

    Behind the mascara, manicured nails and Uggs, there is an internal battle erupting. Whether it is solitude, family issues, friends, or a bad day, it can feel like too much. Pink, truly shows all the problems we are faced with. But in the words of P!nk herself, ?So What?? We?re girls after all; we?ll get through it somehow.

COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL, Cockermouth, Cumbria
"eleMENTAL"

    Two mortals are met by goddesses and given gifts of fire and water. Water accepts her gift but fire struggles to control hers. After refusing Waters help, Fire realises the friendship on offer will allow her to grow.

DALLAM SCHOOL, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
"This is England!"

    This is England explores the diversity of the people living in this country and the confrontations they face, climaxing in the realisation that ultimately we are not all that different from one another. A celebration of difference!

NELSON THOMLINSON SCHOOL, Wigton, Cumbria
"Be careful what you wish for"

    Wishes, dreams, hopes and aspirations allow us to step out of reality and embark on journeys into the perfect life. Can idealist images of beauty, fame and fortune be fulfilled or is this fabulous vision simply a fantasy, disguising loneliness, hurt and devastation? So, one thing to remember: be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it.

RICHARD ROSE CENTRAL ACADEMY, Carlisle, Cumbria
"Superstition"

    Two friends dabble in superstitious rituals for fun, when the ritual gets out of hand, a bit of fun turns to a terrifying life or death struggle. Will the friends change their way of thinking and rely on their own life skills to cope with life's up and downs or will superstition rule their lives.

STAINBURN SCHOOL AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, Workington, Cumbria
"From Slums to Samba - The different faces of Brazil"

    Brazil has the third-highest crime rate worldwide, but is also renowned for the most spectacular carnivals in the world. When a group of tourists find themselves confronted by a Brazilian gang, they are rescued by a local family and shown the real community spirit of the Brazilian people as they prepare to celebrate their culture in the famous Rio Carnival.