Brid’s youngsters get ready to rock

Headlands School students rehearse their routine for the Rock Challenge.

Headlands School students rehearse their routine for the Rock Challenge.

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AFTER months of rehearsals young performers across Bridlington will take to the stage in the first round of the annual Humberside Police Rock Challenge.

Students from Headlands School and Community Science College are set to perform at the Spa Bridlington, along with youngsters from Hilderthorpe Primary School, Bay Primary School and Quay Primary School.

The event takes place across three days from Tuesday February 19 until Thursday February 21, and will see the students perform an eight-minute piece in front of a judging panel during the first heat of the competition.

Quay Primary School have explored the theme of the story of Troy and Bay Primary are looking at revealing their inner Wally, inspired by the Where’s Wally books.

The annual show, run by Humberside Police, is aimed at keeping young people away from drugs through experiencing a buzz from performance.

Magistrate and former teacher at Driffield School, Jennie Byass who will be part of the judging panel said: “We appreciate the sponsorship from the Police, who use this excellent competition to highlight the benefits of the drug free high, but it also gives young people the opportunity to discuss the big issues of today and explore how they can communicate these issues through the performing arts.”

Superintendent Samantha Manning of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit said: “It is very rewarding to see this life changing event grow over the years. More and more young people are learning how to be their best by rejecting artificial stimulants in favour of the ‘drug free high’ achieved by being a part of the Rock Challenge experience. Rock Challenge is also a great way for Neighbourhood Policing Teams to interact positively with pupils to everyone’s benefit.”

For tickets call the Bridlington Spa on 01262 678285.