Headlands School scooped second place in the Northern Regional finals of the 2013 Humberside Police Rock Challenge.
Their eight minute presentation “When Worlds Collide” captivated judges at the Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday night and won the school The Humberside Police Rock Challenge Gold Framed Award plus awards for make-up design, costume design and set design.
They were competing against 14 other entries from schools and colleges across in the north of the North of England displaying the best of dynamic youth talent.
“It was a fantastic night and we did well,” said Cath Morgan, dance teacher at Headlands responsible for the choreography of When Worlds Collide,
She described how the production involved 74 people including performing arts students and others across the year 7 to 13 age ranges.
The team have been rehearsing their piece since last October. In February they came first in heat at Bridlington Spa in February to gain their place in the northern finals.
“We came first at the Spa in 2012 and took fifth place in the northern finals last year so we have gone up three places which is great. We will be competing again in the 2014 Rock Challenge,” said Cath.
Mathew Grove, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside Police said “We have young people with talent and commitment that we should be proud of, out future looks very bright with young people coming through like this.”
Humberside Police Rock Challenge performing arts competition for schools and colleges was launched 15 years ago.
as a way of showing students that they can lead a healthy lifestyle and be at their creative best without tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.
Headlands School had already beaten stiff competition to get this far in the Rock Challenge, as the original 48 entrants were whittled down to fourteen who performed at the Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday night.