Next week sees the very first Scottish Final of Rock Challenge, and two of ‘our’ teams, Westhill and Fraserburgh Academies, are still very much involved in the proceedings. Continue reading
Three choices …. one destiny! So goes the title of Cockermouth school’s performance in this year’s Rock Challenge event at the Sands Centre in Carlisle tonight.
The school have always presented our company with interesting projects, be it Polka dot jerseys for their ‘King of the Mountain’, Gingerbread Men T-Shirts or, in this case ‘The face of Death’. The most pleasing thing about this year’s design was that it allowed us to try out a new product – the ‘Glow in the Dark’ garment film – on the front of their Rock Challenge T-Shirts. We hope that it has had the necessary effect for them at tonight’s performance.
Although the school have been involved in the show tonight, they were not competing against the other schools in this event, as they are one of the premier ‘Showcase’ schools in the competition. The ‘real’ event for them is to be staged at Grimsby Auditorium on Saturday 23rd June against one of our ‘local’ teams, Peterhead Academy, who are another of the ‘elite’ premier schools. They are, however, eligible for other awards that are given at the Carlisle event for various aspects of their performance.
The photo above has been with us for a couple of days as it was taken during rehearsals, but we have been sworn to secrecy until after tonight’s performance about the ‘Death Puppet’, so have been unable to post it until now.
We hope to get a full report from our two spies (Amanda and Natalie) about the Cockermouth performance in the near future, along with details of how you can help support them in the ‘Race for Life’ event in June!
News has just come through that West Lakes Academy has just won tonight’s event, so many congratulations to them! We hope that they might like to use us for their T-Shirts next year….just a thought!!
More News just in (7/5/12) …. Cockermouth also picked up awards for best backstage crew & spirit of rock challenge!
If you live in the Fraserburgh area and have children looking for something to do, you could do a lot worse than getting to know the 6.1.0 Dance Academy. The man running the company is a personal friend of mine, and a regular customer of PomPrint Designs, so I am just a little bit more than pleased to be able to use our blog to help publicise his dance troupe, and I hope that it will net him a few more new dancers to his academy. Continue reading
Following hot on the heels of our celebrations of both Fraserburgh and Westhill Academies reaching the Rock Challenge Scottish finals, last Thursday we received the news that another of ‘our’ schools, this time south of the border, had won its heat at Stevenage, and were therefore bound for the Southern regional finals at Portsmouth during June. (More to the point, they beat the school at which I taught Maths for 7 years). The school in question is Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Continue reading
Once again, the company has been given tickets to the Rock Challenge event in 18th February at the AECC, this time by our friends at Turriff Academy. (Westhill supplied them the previous year if I remember correctly). As I have heard that they might be opening the food stalls again, (unlike last time that I attended, 2 years ago), it looks like I will be going to support ‘our’ local teams again after all!!
Given the fact that the final is going to be held in Dundee this year, and not in Grimsby as has previously been the case, I’m sure that this will also mean that the resulting easing of travel and accommodation worries for the winners will ensure that this year’s competition will be better and more fierce then ever!
I notice that there is a smaller field of competitors than before, and truly hope that interest will now start to pick up in the Aberdeen area’s schools for the 2013 competition as a result of the shifted venue for the regional final.
…now back to printing hoodies for RC!
The pupils of Turriff academy are hoping to improve upon their 5th place in the 2011 Rock Challenge with their 8 minute dance piece entitled “People who mind don’t matter, people who matter don’t mind”. Continue reading
With a theme based upon Dantes Inferno, Westhill Academy then went on to win the local heat, then placed 4th in the Northern Open Finals in Grimsby. Continue reading