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2018 Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ Entry Day Fast Approaches

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[O]n Tuesday 19th September registration will open as the Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ tour returns for 2018! Senior Schools, Academies and Sixth Form Colleges can enter from 06:00am whilst Junior and Primary Schools/ Academies can register from 06:30am to take part in one of the region’s most exciting and popular performing arts events.

Rock Challenge® events, facilitated by registered charity The Be Your Best Foundation, aim to inspire, engage and motivate young people to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices. Each show provides the opportunity for young people to experience an adrenalin-based high through performing live on a professional stage rather than using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs. Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ events are unique in that every schools’ contribution is designed, put together, rehearsed and led at school level as a whole school initiative.

They will be holding two mixed events for senior teams and junior and primary schools/academies, which will take place on Thursday 19th April and Friday 20th April 2018. Both events will take place at The Sands Centre, Carlisle. Teams of students will perform a five to eight minute dance, drama and design piece that they have prepared over the course of many months with teachers, parents and members of their wider community.

Set to a theme of their choice each school’s performance is completely original and can vary from tackling a political or social message, retelling a true event, or can be based on an entirely imaginative concept. Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ can help increase the understanding of social issues, key PSHE topics, historical events, scientific events or literature; should a school choose to research a theme in one of these areas.

Last year seventeen local schools were involved in the Cumbria events and in 2018 we are looking to attract even more schools, to make it the biggest and best year yet!

To receive all the latest information on how to secure a place in the 2018 events a school can contact the Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ office by emailing: [email protected] to be added to the mailing list. Due to popular demand entries are on a first come first served basis and entry forms will be available on Tuesday 19th September from 6am, when they will be sent to the mailing lists and posted on Facebook Page (The UK Rock Challenge).

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