On Monday 20th March at Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham, 49 students from years 7 to 13 took part in the Rock Challenge.
They performed to the theme – "Touch of Temptation" (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Seven Deadly Sins).
Rock Challenge is an international competition originating from Australia. It is a competition between primary and secondary schools. The schools have to create a 5-8 minute production on a theme of their choice. The performers, stage crew, lighting, video and hair and make-up are all run by the students. Rock Challenge is the Be Your Best Foundation and it is about achieving a natural high without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Our theme this year was using the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and mixing it with the Seven Deadly Sins seeing if each character could avoid temptation to be a better person.
26 year 7s were Oompa Loompas, Jessica Humphreys was Pride, Imran Spinu was Gluttony, Courtney Robinson was Greed, Kiera Daly was Sloth, Mia Esberger, Caitlyn Stafford & Jasmine Hodges were Envy, Elsa O’Hanrahan was Lust and Remi Cox as Willy Wonka was Wrath.
The costumes, staging and performance was absolutely outstanding and resulted in LCA coming away with three awards of Excellence in Costume, Visual Enhancement & Stage Crew.
ALL students were a credit to the school enjoying a long and eventful day to produce a performance that I was very proud of. Well done to them all.
It was a wicked day but very tiring. I’m going to miss Rock Challenge not being here to take part again
Elsa O’Hanrahan, Year 12
I wasn’t sure about taking part with so many older students but loved getting dressed up as an Oompa Loompa and really enjoyed the day
Ruby Foster, Year 7
I was so proud of Mrs Lill winning the air guitar
Brooke Hazell, Year 7
I was really nervous about being one of the main characters but when I put my costume on and Miss Dooley did my hair I absolutely loved it and really enjoyed performing in front of a huge audience
Jessica Humphreys, Year 9
I am so proud of all the students that took part in Rock Challenge. I would like to say a massive thank you to my mum for sewing and sorting all the costumes, to Mrs Lill to helping with rehearsals, to Mr Pollard to being in charge of a winning stage crew and to Miss Game for keeping me sane on the day and being a master of calming down very excited Oompa Loompas. Thank you for the support.