Rock Challenge 2019
Thousands of young people take part every year: in local Kids Out events, and if they are successful can go through to the Scottish, Northern or Southern Grand Finals !
A school / college team (made up of from 20 to 100 performers, 20 stage crew and 14 support crew - smaller numbers for Primary schools) decides on a theme, reflecting the personalities, concerns, hopes, dreams and interests of those who create it. They then create the choreography for their five to eight-minute dance-drama performance, select and record the medley of music for their soundtrack, and design and make their sets and costumes.
On the designated show day, the competing schools and colleges in that region assemble for a wonderfully friendly day of interaction, rehearsals and fun. In the evening they perform to a sell-out audience of their peers, families and community members, and their performances are judged by a panel of specialists from the performing-arts industry.
Southampton Rotary's involvement in youth projects such as Rock Challenge is central to its philosophy in supporting young people to develop their skills, thus enabling them to become first class citizens in the community.
This year we are supporting
Woodlands Community College
Redbridge Community School
St Anne's Catholic School
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College
Highfield CE Primary School
Oasis Academy Sholing
Bitterne Manor Primary School
Harefield Primary School
Beechwood Junior School
Shirley Junior School
More details can be found on the Rock Challenge web site http://www.rockchallenge.co.uk/