Yesterday we went to Rock challenge at Guildhall in Portsmouth, there were around 100 students and I was part of the stage crew.
As a member of stage crew I have to make sure that all the set was available and ready behind the stage. This involved props such as a furnace, some flat boards and stage blocks in order to create the scene of Sweeney Todd.
We have been working on this piece for Rock Challenge since about last October and we used a 24 danceathon to fund props, equipment and any other extra props.
We were there from about 7.30am and left at midnight after the announcements of winners at 11.45pm, we won best costumes and choreography which was a great achievement that we’re all really proud of. Mrs Bowden worked really hard on making the costumes, so we were really pleased for her. As well as this we came FIRST PLACE OVERALL!!!! All of the other teachers involved really helped us and have been amazing in enabling us to win, mainly Mrs Isham, Miss Millard, Miss Wolstenholme and Ms Graney. We screamed with joy when the announcements were made and this now means we won from the whole of the South from Hertforshire to Dorset to the Isle of Wight, we are a premier school for Rock challenge.
By Kate Davies