Success at Rock Challenge for Arbroath schools

Arbroath Academy placed second in the Rock Challenge event
Arbroath Academy placed second in the Rock Challenge event

Arbroath secondary and primary schools picked up a host of awards at the 2016 Rock Challenge and J Rock events on March 15 and 16 at Dundee’s Caird Hall.

As previously reported, Arbroath Academy scooped second prize on the March 15 event. Arbroath High School performed on March 16, but due to their previous event success (they are one of the UK’s 12 Northern Premier Division schools) they were not eligible to place at the event, nor were they eligible for many of the special awards.

They have automatically qualified through to the Rock Challenge Northern Premier Final taking place at Grimsby Auditorium in July.

They did, however, pick up the Angus Council Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, Rock Challenge Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness and the Arbroath High Premier Awards of Excellence - Performance Skill, Stage Use, Set Design and Function, Stage Crew, Drama, Visual Enhancement, Entertainment, Lighting, Video Performance.

Inverbrothock and Warddyke Primary Schools participated in the J Rock competition on March 16, which was won by Strathmore Primary from Forfar.

The awards won by Arbroath Academy, as well as their second place spot, were as follows:

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Choreography.

Pauline Quirke Academy Award of Excellence for Performance Skill.

Choices for Life Award of Excellence for Stage Use.

Police Scotland Award of Excellence for Concept.

Pauline Quirke Academy Award of Excellence for Drama.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Soundtrack.

Choices for Life Award of Excellence for Set Design and Function

Buchan Embroidery Award of Excellence for Costuming Character

Police Scotland Award of Excellence for Visual Enhancement .

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Entertainment.

Rock Challenge Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness.

Rock Challenge Award for School Community Support.

Be Your Best Foundation Award for Healthy Lifestyle.

Rock Challenge Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement.

Awards won by Inverbrothock Primary include:

Pauline Quirke Academy Award of Excellence for Drama.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Soundtrack.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Entertainment.

Choice for Life Award for Performers’ Choice.

Be Your Best Foundation Award for Positive Inclusion

Awards won by Warddykes Primary include:

Police Scotland Award of Excellence for Concept.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Soundtrack.

Choices for Life Award of Excellence for Set Design and Function.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Entertainment.

Angus Council Award of Excellence for Lighting.

Rock Challenge Award for School Community Support.