News has just been received that Cockermouth School claimed second place in the National Finals of the UK Rock Challenge in Milton Keynes last night, with Fraserburgh Academy getting the prize for the best soundtrack.
We at PomPrint send our congratulations to both schools on their tremendous record in the competition and look forward to working with you again next year.
Hopefully I will get a full report and photos to follow (after school holidays).
Just in case you have been wondering why we have been so keen on supporting our schools in the Rock Challenge competition, I thought that it was about time for members to see what the fuss is all about so, just for fun, here you can see and vote on the performances of the two schools that we have supported that have reached the national final. Please let us know which of these two performance you prefer!!
You don’t have to be a Friend of Dorothy to support the Fraserburgh Rock Challenge team, as all are welcome to the ‘Global Rock Buttery Morning‘ at the Old Parish Church on Saturday morning (14th July) from 10 until noon. Entrance is £2 and all proceeds will go towards getting the team down to Milton Keynes to take part in the Rock Challenge National Final.
Entrance fee includes a video performance of ‘Dorothy Decides’ and refreshments. There will also be a raffle for various prizes, which can be donated by taking them to the hall from 6pm to 8pm tonight.
Please show your support by donating prizes and attending the event if you can!!
I don’t fully understand why, but when I hear the words ‘Rock’ and ‘Challenge’ in the same sentence, I immediately start thinking about the weather. I suppose that the idea of the competition starting in February each year here in the frozen north might have something to do with it, as I have many recollections over the years of standing in queues in the snow outside the Music Hall and the AECC, and having to leave the event before the results were announced, for fear if not being able to get myself home via the wondrous Aberdonian autobahn system! Continue reading →
Unfortunately, it took me longer than expected to find out the result of last night’s Scottish Rock Challenge final at the Caird Hall in Dundee, and I still don’t know who came third!
I am, however, pleased to be able to report that Westhill Academy were placed 4th for their dance “The Discovery of Elemora”, and that Fraserburgh Academy were placed 2nd with “Dorothy Decides”. My report on these pieces from my viewing at the Aberdeen heats can be found elsewhere in this blog.
Although unofficial, I believe that Arbroath High School won the final, with Fraserburgh 2nd, Westhill 4th and Mackie Academy (Stonehaven) in 5th place. If anyone knows who was 3rd, please let me know!!
We at PomPrint would like to extend our congratulations to both the Fraserburgh and Westhill teams and hope to be working with you again next year. If anyone has any photos of last night’s event that I can post on this blog, please send them to me as soon as possible, so that I can get a gallery together.
PS Katrina Clark from Fraserburgh has just informed me that 3rd place went to Arbroath Academy. Thanks for the feedback Katrina!
As a result of my posting yesterday celebrating the glorious Aberdeenshire weather, and how it was good that this year’s Rock Challenge event at the AECC would not be snow-effected as in previous years, there was some kind of inevitability that all that would change! I was not at all surprised, therefore, when at 5 o’clock yesterday evening, it started to snow…and snow it did!!
Despite the weather, I thought that this event was far too good to miss, especially as I was unable to attend last year’s show, and one of my colleagues had to go in my place. Continue reading →