Headteacher Blog_2nd May 2017

Wollaston Students take 2nd place in National Rock Challenge Final.

I am delighted to report that our Rock Challenge students attained 2nd place in the National Final in Portsmouth on Friday, 28th April.

This was our first entry in the competition and we went there with a few nerves about competing against the best dance schools in the country. However, our team went out there with real determination and absolutely sold their performance to the judges. In addition to a live audience of about 1000 people, the show was streamed live streamed to big screens and every facial expression and every detail in the choreography of our performance was evident.

In the judges’ feedback on Wollaston’s performance, it was commented that the soundtrack was ‘genius’, that the technique of the whole company was ‘flawless’ and that the trio of boys were ‘flawless’. Every dancer told their individual story through the music, which was ‘really hard to do’. We were told that we should be ‘very proud of our school’.

In addition to the overall winner award, there are also Excellence Awards for 15 different categories of performance. I am delighted to report that Wollaston was recognised for Excellence in no less than eight different categories, as follows:
• Drama
• Lighting
• Performance Skill
• Soundtrack
• Choreography
• Entertainment
• Stage Use
• Concept
Shown below is a one minute click of the performance in Portsmouth: