BUNDABERG NORTH AND WEST MORETON ANGLICAN COLLEGE (WESTMAC) UNITED !!! TWO ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ROCKA PERFORMANCES... BOTH TEAMS SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF WHAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED! !! FRIDAY NIGHT WE BOTH DOMINATED THAT STAGE AND CREATED SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY INSPIRATIONAL... THE BEST :)
Rebecca (North Bundaberg State High School, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia)
Aquinas, You Rocked !!! You're all amazing and should be so proud !!!!!!
Love You All - Claudia (Aquinas College, Queensland, Australia)
OMG ... rocka rules ...
Becky (Brunswick Secondary College, Victoria, Australia)
Heyyyy Johnnnnnnn ! Long time no speak ! (Don't think i've put a message on since the finals :-o :-o !! :)
Thought you needed a UK message for a change :)
How's you and the family ? Was good to see you again this year, AND we got a place ! Haha - unexpected but great :)
I've done 5 years with Thornton, and loved most moments :) Can't believe it's over but i'll be back next year to volunteer.
Well done to anyone who got exam results this month ! I can't wait to move away to university now - hope everyone else going is excited too :)
Must say a big good luck to Thornton and Ashfield next year though. My 5 years wouldn't have been the same without Ashfield - they are the friendliest bunch of people i think i've ever met ! Keep smiling - youz are Brill :D
Catch you all soon !
Love - Bekky !! x x x (Ex Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, UK) x x x
Great to hear from you again, Bekky :)
We are well :))
Good Luck at Uni !
St. Columba's were AMAZING ! Congratulations and i'll see you at the finals !!
Alex xx (St. Columba's)
Just wondering when the Melbourne heats will be on the website so we can watch them ?
Taylah (Pascoe Vale Girls' College, Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia)
I know NOTHING, of course, but I've passed on your question to REC HQ, Taylah - hope that helps ?
John (editing, on a grey Tuesday morning here in the UK :)
Congratulations to Bridgewater High School on your great results at the REC on Aug 22nd 2008 !
You fought the adversity of losing all your equipment in the school fire with true determination, commitment to your school and your community. We are very proud of you all.
Ronda and your very grateful community (Bridgewater, Hobart, Tasmania)
We have our final in about 2 weeks. Hope all the other schools participating have good luck during their practices and on the night !
Good luck to every other school out there as well !
This is my last year - those who are doing Rocka next year and the year after that should really look forward to it cause you don't know what you have till it's gone :P
Becky (Brunswick Secondary College, Victoria, Australia)
Good Luck to all competitors at the Sydney Grand Final ! 8 days till we are on ! = )
Keep practising hard - see you there !
GO SCAS !
Lillian (St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie, Australia)
Hey everyone !
J Rock is fantastic and a great experience - and ainslie school ROCKS !!! (We are the chimpanzees of FUNKY TOWN woo hoo !!!)
Lucie (Ainslie School of funky town, Canberra, Australia)
Well done to the Nagle College Rock Eisteddfod Team for getting news of their success into the online pages of the "BLACKTOWN ADVOCATE" newspaper in New South Wales :)
Brisbane Heatsss! Best Fun EVERR Had. Can't wait til finals in 8 dayss =)
COnnOrr (St Augustine's College, [Ed: is that in Cairns ?], Australia)
GOOD LUCK to all the UK team members who were expecting GCSE etc results today ! Hope they've been great for you :)
Dun what? DUNCRAIG ! :)
Congratz ! Friday night was so awesome ! We went to have fun and left with first place !!
Dancing with you guys was so much fun - there was soo much energy on friday and we had so much school sprit.
I've never had so much fun. I love you heaps, and
HELL YEE - WE WON ! =D
Taylah (Duncraig Senior High School, Western Australia)
Well done Duncraig !!!!
Thank-you so much, Sherri, Rhianne and Emily for choreographing the whole thing - you guys are absolutely AMAZING
Carissa (Duncraig Senior High School, Western Australia)
GO HEDLAND !!! (Wish I was still at school there !)
I'm with youse all the way ... YOU GUYS ROCK ! :) So proud !
Kelly (Hedland Senior High School, Australia)
Rock The House, Hedland Crew !
We're all so proud of each and every one of you...
<3 <3 <3
Mrs B (South Hedland Senior High School, Australia)
GOOD LUCK to all the Y12 / Y13 UK team members expecting AS / A2 exam results today !! Fingers crossed !
Remember to call your school and / or your college/uni if you need help, and also that the UCAS clearing system is available from their website at http://www.ucas.com :)
Congrats to all participants. There are a lot of top-class performers out there.
Best of luck to all schools who made it to the finals, and good luck to all schools for 2009.
Rocka Mum (Echuca Secondary College, Victoria, Australia)
Congrats to the Springwood High School Rock Eisteddfod Team for getting coverage of their recent performance and progression into the finals in the online pages of the "BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE" newspaper.
WE GOT IINN TO THE FINALS - WOOOHOOO !
Redcliffs is hot to go, HOTTOGO, a woot woot a woot woot !
Redcliffs fans in the stands, let us hear you clap your hands - clap clap clap clap clap
Now that you have got the beat let me hear you stomp your feet - stomp. stomp, stomp, stomp
Now that you have got the groove, let me hear you bust your move - GO REDDYYYY !
Congratulations to all the people that got in - can't wait to see ya there x - and well done to all the participaTing schooLz !!!
Woot woot ! Cann't waitttt ! x]
Loveee - Viv and Maddiiie x (Red Cliffs Secondary College, Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia)
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ... we made it to the finals !!!
Hope to see everyone there *^;^*
Emerald (Pascoe Vale Girls' College, Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia)
Yay ! We got into the finals !
Go the team from S.H.G.C Oakleigh ! Point Oh Five !
Congrats to the other schools who get into the finals ... GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THERE !
Steph is an amazing director !
Auddzz (Sacred Heart Girls' College, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia)
Just found a nice little (2m 10s) film produced about J Rock in Australia in 2006. Enjoy :)
Go Eltham ! It was our first time and we rocked the house !!!!
Thanks for all the support and encouragement from all the schools and everyone !!! Good Luck, everyone, for the finals and see you next year !
GO ELTHAM !!
Love - Lauren, Mel and the Eltham gang (Eltham High School, Eltham, Victoria, Australia)
GO RED CLIFFS !!!!!!! WE ROCKED IT AT ROCK EISTEDDFOD THIS YEAR !!
Congrats to all the other schools ! You did awesome !!
''glimore of hope''
A shout-out to karen, kerri and greg as well as all the fantastic mums, dads and teachers - we thank your hard work !
Also congrats to us students ... we did it ... we did our best and rockkkkkkkeddddd it !!!
Alev and Luke (Red Cliffs Secondary College, Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia)
ELTHAM FANS IN THE STANDS, IF YOU HEAR ME CLAP YOUR HANDS!
*clap, clap, clap-clap-clap, clap-clap-clap-clap, clap-clap*
NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT THE BEAT, LET ME HEAR YOU STOMP YOUR FEET!
*stomp, stomp, stomp-stomp-stomp, stomp-stomp-stomp-stomp, stomp-stomp*
NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT THE GROOVE, LET ME SEE YOUR BODY MOVE!
Ah-woooo ah ah ah, Ah-woooo ah ah ah!
YAY ELTHAM !!!!!!!!!
Pretty good for first-timers (*cough* 8 AWARDS! *cough*)
Great jobs done by Red Cliffs and Echuca, getting a lot of awards too. Hope to see you guys again soon !
Love ... Rikke-Lee and the gang at Eltham !! (Eltham High School, Eltham, Victoria, Australia)
HEY EVERYONE.. X
Every where we go .. Every where we go ..
People wanna noo .. People wanna noo ..
Who we are .. Who we are ..
And Where we come from .. And Where we come from ..
So we tell them .. So we tell them ..
We're From RED CLIFFS
MIGHTY MIGHTY RED CLIFFS !
GO RED CLIFFS - 12 AWARDS - YAHH X
GET BETTER SOON, KERRY X
Good luck, everyone x
Warni x (Red Cliffs Secondary College, Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia)
EMC IS HOT TO GO - HOT TO GO
ahhhhhwooooooooo - HOT TO GO
ahhhhhwooooooo - HOT TO GO ...
Well done everyone who performed at Hisence Arena on wednesday 6th of AUGUST.
Good luck to you all ... hopefully we will see you all at the GRAND FINAL ...
Love you - Maddison x (Elisabeth Murdoch College Rock Eisteddfod Team 2008 DREAMCATCHER, Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia )
ps does anyone know when we find out the results ??
I'm GUESSING you hear some time this coming week, Maddison ... but hey, what do I know ? :))
John in the UK (editing)
Hi guys !!
MaDness rocks ! We did an awesome job, and so did the other schools.
It was such a great experience - I want to do it again and again !
SHIRLEYS ROCK !!
Taylah (Pascoe Vale Girls' College, Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia)
Well, Northmead High School's Rock Eisteddfod Team have a photo published in the online pages of the "HILL SHIRE TIMES" newspaper ... though illustrating an article about sightings of a "big cat" ! Meanwhile, well done to Singleton High School's Rock Eisteddfod Team for getting an article about their winning performance in Sydney into the online pages of the "TTHE SINGLETON ARGUS" newspaper :)
Oh My Gosh !! ROCK EISTEDDFOD WAS SO GOOD ! I performed last night and it was absolutely awesome !
Well done to all the schools so far and good luck ...
REDCLIFFS GO !
- - - WOOOOT WOOOOT - - -
Vivien (Red Cliffs Secondary College, Victoria, Australia)
I loved rokka - it was so much fun
Shirleys were the best - Go Them !
Louisa (Pascoe Vale Girls' College, Victoria, Australia)
Hey ! Every1 did great at the heat last nite in melbourne at hisence !
Everyone did an awesome job yesterday at the Hisense Arena. It was sooo... fun !
Hope everyone had fun too - hope to see you in the finals !
*^-^* Emerald C (Pascoe Vale Girls' College, Victoria, Australia)
Good Luck to all of the other schools on our heat day - we canít wait to see you at the Hisense Arena !
We canít wait to perform ! We're all excited and ready to Rock Rocka !
Claire T (Rowville Secondary College, Victoria, Australia)
GOOD LUCK to all Rock Challenge Team members in Scotland with all those exam results today !
Good luck Sydney J Rockers ! My team is oh so excited for our event on Thursday !
Laura (St Peter's Anglican Primary School, Campbelltown, Australia)
Congrats to Smith's Hill, St Joseph's Catholic and Bomaderry High schools' Rock Eisteddfod teams for getting news of the progress into the online pages of the ILLAWARRA MERCURY newspaper, to Kilbreda College and St Bede's College Rock Eisteddfod teams for getting coverage in the online pages of the MORDIALLOC CHELSEA LEADER newspaper, to Lara Secondary College Rock Eisteddfod team for getting coverage in the online pages of the GEELONG ADVERTISER newspaper, and to Bathurst West Public School, Kelso High and Bathurst PCYC Rock Eisteddfod teams for getting coverage in the online pages of the WESTERN ADVOCATE newspaper !
Congrats to all the other teams for rocka 08 this year - u guys did great !
Also congrats and good luck to all the other schools that made it into the RAW sydney grand finals ! See you there !!
GO SAINT COLUMBA ANGLICAN SCHOOL !!!!!!
Allie (St Columba Anglican School, Australia) xx
Congrats to lisarow 'cause we are KICK-ASS
We're going to the grand finals ! Who cares if we win ? Just have a blast with it - it's sooo much fun =]
()_() bunnies rock (Australia)
OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for rocka 09 - it's gonna be great !!!
To everyone at my school - who cares if we're on to different school sites now ???!!! We can STILL bring it in carlisle n hell, if we won once we can do it again !
Love yaz all - Connor XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ps we need to think of a chant that fits richard rose central academy :)
Well done to the Melton Secondary College Rock Eisteddfod Team for getting an item about their upcoming performance (based on the film "The Dark Knight") into the online pages of the MELTON LEADER newspaper !
Tim and Michelle emailed it to me today so the 2009 DATES are now available to enjoy online !
Click here for the first rough draft of the 2009 UK ROCKA TOUR CALENDAR in all its glory :)
John ... editing
OMG ... kwl ... the world record attempt in london looks well ace ! Everyone who went is so lucky =]
Laura (St Aidan's County High School, Cumbria)
Stage Manager Dave has sent me the results of the 2008 Participants' Feedback questionnaires !
Once again they are great and - even better - ALMOST TWICE AS MANY PARTICIPANTS CHOSE TO FILL THEM IN than last year !!
You can read the results for yourself down near the bottom of THIS PAGE.
I would just like to say a massive thank-you to all involved in the Big Dance Rock Challenge Day just a week ago. It began as merely a dream of mine and thanks to all of your commitment it became a wonderful reality.
The power of Rock Challenge can never been underestimated and this event did exactly what I hoped it would do and got people asking "What is RC ?", "Who are all these people ?" and "What is their passion ?".
I would like to thank all involved for their impeccable behavior, maturity and respect for what the event was all about. Having worked very hard to convince the More London management that we know what we are doing and can handle large volumes of students, backing it up with the knowledge that most of you are our ambassadors, know us, and know what RC stands for, the feedback from them was as follows:
"We have never seen such a large amount of young people from all over the country behave in such a professional manner. The dedication of the RC team, teachers and all involved is to be very highly commended.We've had to send off all the official information regarding the record attempt. Keep your eyes on the website or the newsy-emails and as soon as we know anything, we will let you know.
Thank-you for bringing The Scoop at More London to life !"
More London Senior Management
If any of you manage to get anything published in your local papers PLEASE do send us a copy, as one of the qualification categories is that the attempt is printed or aired in the media.
Once again thank you all sooooo much ! On a personal note, I was very very overwhelmed and at the same time very proud of you all.
Kindest regards and see you next year - Zoie (UK Producer)
My apologies - I've not been able to get into the web pages in order to add new messages for some days so Zoie's message (above) has been delayed :(
How jealous am I of everyone who was at London ?! It looks fab from the pictures (ps - I'm glad we went for nice bright orange t-shirts ... makes Stuart shine out in the crowds !)
I hope they broke the world record but if not, still an amazing experience for those who were there and a great promo for rock challenge.
Roll on 2009 ! Peterhead's theme is picked and being planned as we speak...
Miss M (Peterhead)
OMG! What An Amazing Day At The Scoop !!!
I Had A FANTASTIC Time - Thanks So Much To Zoie And The Team For Organising It, And Mrs Hylton For Putting Up With Our Excitement !
The Dancing Was Fabulous, All The Schools Were Really Good, And Flava Rocked As Well !
Thanks Again Everyone - 2008 Was My First Rock Challenge And Will Always Be My Fave !
Love To Every Rocka !
Janeii (Hornsea) xx
Hi guys !
Wow - how amazing was yesterday ?!!!! Just watching everyone dancing for that world record attempt was amazin! What a way to end my rock challenge life
This year was my last year and i'd like to thank mrs hylton for everything she does for the team and also for taking us to london. To get to perform as part of the team once more was great and what better location than the capital city :)
Hope we got the world record !!!
Love - Darryl (Hornsea)
Nick Scott has just emailed - he has now put the photos from yesterday's World Record attempt on-line !
CLICK HERE to go and see them (and there's no password required :))
Thank-you, Nick !
Did UK Rock Challenge break the world record for the biggest dance class ever on the South Bank in London yesterday ??!!!
Zoie and the Crew are quietly hopeful BUT have to wait to hear the report from the adjudicators and scrutineers before they know the final results - we'll let you know as soon as that report comes in :)
In the meantime, MASSIVE thanks and congratulations to everyone who came along to The Scoop (immediately next-door to London's City Hall and close to HMS Belfast) yesterday.
Following early-morning rain (only the crew - Rocka, Tega, Visions and Volunteers - got wet :) the stage and seating areas were squeegeed, teams started to arrive, sound and video were fired up and through the rest of what became a mostly sunny day, performances by several teams were interspersed with rehearsals for the record-breaking attempt and the attempt itself, led on stage by Zoie, the crew, and dance-group Flava of "Britain's Got Talent" fame.
A great day ... thank-you to EVERYONE involved !
The Big Dance yesterday was amazing! It was a really great experience and great that a team from the North could share performances with Southern teams.
Had a really great day, and I hope we broke the World Record!
Also, congrats to everyone in this year's tour, and can't wait for the National Finals '09! :D
We love you hornsea, we do! We love you hornsea, we do! We love you hornsea, we do! Ooooohhh hornsea, we love you - oi oi oi !!
Well, that's me just home now (9 pm) after the 13-hour round trip to spend about 4 hours at the Rock Challenge Big Dance World Record attempt today !! IT WAS SOOOOO WORTH IT THO !! Wot a good day !!
All the schools that performed did so well. Was good to see some southern schools - really enjoyed ravenswood's ... was really good !! Hornsea, u did the north proud as usual ... uze did such a good job !! Well done !!
The world record attempt was soooo good ! Was great to see everyone join in ... such fun !! Wooooo hoooo !! Loved every minute of it n wud do it all over again (with suncream on nxt time tho - didn't realise how hot it was today ... i'm all burnt :(
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE.. EVERYONE SHUD BE REALLY PROUD !!!
Was really good to see all the crew, volunteers n everyone again ... n FLAVA WERE AMAZIN !!! Whooo hooo !!!
Just got me xcited for ROCKA 09 ... won't be long !! Hopefully today has spread the word a bit n we'll see lots more new skls again next yr !!!!
HELLO TO ANY1 I SPOKE TO TODAY ! I was the one with the bright orange peterhead academy tshirt on ... the scottish one :)
OK. Away to catch some sleep ... shattered now !!! Very tiring day !!
In case anyone's wondering, Stuart's round-trip to volunteer at The Scoop was about 810 miles / 1,300 kilometres ... that's dedication :)
I'm gutted i cudn't make it down to London today :-(
Hope everything went well, and well done to any1 who did manage to make it down !!!
Can't wait for next year already ...
Just to say how much the Hornsea Team are looking forward to travelling to London on Tuesday and meeting Rock Challenge guys from all over the UK ! We are also really looking forward to performing our piece 'Creativity' again and of course getting the chance to be part of the World Record Attempt! (The weather forecast looks ok for Tuesday - about the only day that is, so fingers crossed !)
Just a note to the Hornsea Team - DO NOT BE LATE FOR THE COACH ON TUESDAY MORNING - LEAVING SCHOOL YARD AT 4.00AM PROMPT !!!
Best Wishes - Karen Hylton (Liaison Teacher)
PS get on YouTube and learn that routine !
SO excited about LONDON !! It's gonna be ace !
Can't wait for the world record attempt ... come on, everyone and good luck !!!
GO HORNSEA - WOOP WOOP !!
Sarah and Becky (Hornsea) xx
WOOP WOOP !
Go on, hornsea ! We have done it before and we will do it again
Good luck 2 you all ! Help to make a world record, bring back the glory, but evri1 remember - all have fun and enjoy yourselves !!!!
H-O-R-N-S-E-A = winners ! WOOP WOOP
Charley (H-O-R-N-S-E-A) xx
We lost 300 participants yesterday so we really DO need everyone else (and more besides) to turn up at the Big Dance Record Attempt on Tuesday !
Make sure you check out the routines (links below) ! (They're nice and simple to cater for all ages and abilities :))
Zoie (UK Producer) xx
The Big Dance Rock Challenge Record Attempt Routines (Parts ONE and TWO) are on YouTube so go on ... crank up the volume, click, play, and get moving ! :)
Zoie adds "Remember to learn in the mirror ie if we stick our left arm up, you stick up your right."
I have officially booked the 8th off work now so it's all go go go for the dance day !
I can't wait ! It'll all be worth it ! o)
Sarah M (ex Brune Park Bunny)
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