Arbroath scoop second place in Rock Challenge

Arbroath Academy placed second in the Rock Challenge event

Arbroath Academy placed second in the Rock Challenge event

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Arbroath Academy’s ‘Wild Things’ performance at the 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge, saw pupils place second in the event.

Two schools from Angus competed in the challenge last night (Tuesday, March 15)- with Montrose Academy taking part alongside Arbroath.

Arbroath Academy’s performance was described as “colourful and energetic from start to finish”.

Using vibrant and bold costumes to create larger than life characters, Arbroath Academy created a truly mesmerising performance that was performed with whole hearted conviction. A pulsating sound track kept up the pace of the story and allowed it to flow whilst atmospheric lighting added an extra dimension to this well thought out performance.

The event, held at Dundee’s Caird Hall, attracted a large audience and was supported by PQA, Angus Council, Police Scotland and Choices for Life.

Head of Schools and Learning from Angus Council, Pauline Stephen attended the event and gave our the award for first place, which went to Kinross High School.

Speaking about the event, she said: “The performances are always amazing and so professional, and tonight was no exception. We saw some absolutely wonderful talent on display. It just shows how good our young people are across the whole of Scotland.”

The full list of awards and placing’s from the 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge were:

First Place - Kinross High School.

Second Place - Arbroath Academy.

Third Place - St John’s RC High School.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Choreography - St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Arbroath Academy.

Pauline Quirke Academy Award of Excellence for Performance Skill - St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

Choices for Life Award of Excellence for Stage Use - The Mary Erskine School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

Police Scotland Award of Excellence for Concept - The Mary Erskine School; Kinross High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

Pauline Quirke Academy Award of Excellence for Drama - St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Soundtrack - St John’s RC High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

Choices for Life Award of Excellence for Set Design and Function - St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

Buchan Embroidery Award of Excellence for Costuming Character - St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Arbroath Academy.

Police Scotland Award of Excellence for Visual Enhancement - St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Arbroath Academy.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Entertainment - The Mary Erskine School; St John’s RC High School; Kinross High School; Larbert High School; Montrose Academy; Arbroath Academy.

T-Mec Award of Excellence for Lighting - Montrose Academy.

Be Your Best Foundation Award of Excellence for Stage Crew - Montrose Academy.

Visions Unlimited Award of Excellence for Video Performance - Montrose Academy.

Angus Council Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge - The Mary Erskine School.

Choice for Life Award for Performers’ Choice - Kinross High School.

Rock Challenge Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness - Arbroath Academy.

Be Your Best Foundation Award for Student Leadership - Montrose Academy.

Rock Challenge Award for School Community Support - Arbroath Academy.

Be Your Best Foundation Award for Healthy Lifestyle - Arbroath Academy.

Rock Challenge Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement - Arbroath Academy.

Be Your Best Foundation Award for Positive Inclusion - Kinross High School.