A rocking success for performers at Felpham Community College

Rock challenge 2018
Rock challenge 2018

A group of 22 students, representing Years Seven to 13 from Felpham Community College, took part in a nationwide performing arts competition in Crawley earlier this term.

‘Rock Challenge UK’ is a series of events which promotes healthy life choices. Thousands of young people take part every year in local events and then if they are successful, the area finals.

Each school decides on their own theme, choreography and soundtrack as well as designing their sets and costumes. This year Felpham went back in time to 1349, looking at the Plague and how the disease affected those in London. The story shows the origin of the popular nursery rhyme ‘ring-a-ring-a-roses. Eight schools entered the competition in Crawley with Felpham successfully winning awards for lighting design, concept and entertainment.

Teacher of drama, Yasmin Tetra, said: “As every year, our students worked exceptionally hard on their entry with a number of after school rehearsals. The level of competition this year was exceptionally high and it was brilliant to watch and learn from the other schools which took part. We were really pleased with the awards we won. Well done to our Rock Challenge 2018 team.”